Social Media: All is Fair in Love, War and Litigation

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Social media has transformed our everyday lives, enabling us to connect effortlessly with others and share information at the press of a button or a swipe of a touchscreen. These virtual interactions, however, have also transformed litigation. Social media posters publish vast amounts of personal information which may give […]

Breaking News: More Salaried Employees Are Entitled To Overtime Pay

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com The U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule today under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) which doubles the threshold at which employees are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. Clock with work overtime text 3d render What does this mean? It means that employees […]

Shhhh – It’s A Secret! The New “Defend Trade Secrets” Act

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire            lmikula@dioriosereni.com On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”).  The Act facilitates the process for protecting trade secrets by allowing a trade secret holder to assert a federal claim in the federal court system for claims of wrongful misappropriation or use of […]

Wage and Hour Alert – Drastic Changes in Overtime Eligibility Are On the Horizon

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com   While the call for a significant hike in the minimum wage rate has dominated headlines, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is poised to issue a Final Rule in the next several months which will entitle millions of white-collar workers to collect overtime pay, despite their current […]

FREEZE FRAME:Photographing Police Activity May Not Be Protected Under the First Amendment, According to Pennsylvania Federal Law

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmilula@dioriosereni.com THE DECISION DISCUSSED IN THIS POSTING HAS BEEN REVERSED ON APPEAL A federal court in Philadelphia recently held that a private citizen does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers-even in a public place while the officers perform their police duties-unless the person has […]

867-5309—Jenny, I got your number, but if your roommate answers, she may have a Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim against me:

Click on the link provided below to learn more. Party Line: Third Circuit Issues Expansive Interpretation of Right to Sue Under the TCPA

Flu Season in Philly –Save yourself a headache and remember Philadelphia has a new Paid Sick Leave law

Clink the link provided below to learn more. Philadelphia Joins List of Cities Mandating Paid Sick Leave

Working for the Clampdown: Pennsylvania legislators call for increase in minimum wage

Click on the link below to learn more. Efforts Increase to Raise State Minimum Wage

Breaking News – The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Helps Law Enforcement Agent Maintain his Right to Public Hearing to Clear his Name and Protect his Reputation

Reputation Claim Against Kane to Proceed by Lizzy McLellan, from The Legal Inlelligencer August 20,2015 – While a Philadelphia judge has dismissed six counts of a defamation complaint against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, one count, relating to the state constitutional right to reputation, has been allowed to proceed. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge […]

Breaking News – The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP – Claim Against Attorney General Kathleen Kane Requesting Public Name – Clearing Hearing May Proceed

Philadelphia, PA — On Monday, August 17th, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued a ruling that rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s attempt to deny Detective Claude Thomas’ request for a court-monitored public name-clearing hearing in his lawsuit against Kane. While the Court ruled that Ms. Kane may claim absolute immunity from personal liability for […]

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