Client Alerts

Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act
July 12, 2016

by William G. Roark, Esq. Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (“DOH”) made available a Safe Harbor Letter, which enables parents and guardians of sick children to treat with medical marijuana. Applicants will have to complete a background check and obtain a letter from a physician providing information about the child’s medical condition. Only […]

Dept. of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule Re Overtime Regulations
June 30, 2016

by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. After nearly a year since the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), on May 18th, 2016, the DOL at long last announced the final rule.  To understand the impact of the new rule, a quick review of the […]

FIRPTA Withholding Rate Increasing to 15%
February 24, 2016

by J. Edmund Mullin, Esq. When I discuss FIRPTA with clients a number of questions are asked. In light of this rate increase I thought I would consolidate those questions in a brief memo. What is it? FIRPTA is the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980. It was passed to prevent foreign […]

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Legal Alert: Volunteers for Christmas
December 10, 2015

As we approach the holiday season and many college students return for an extended break, some employers may see this as an opportunity to allow these students to serve as unpaid interns or volunteer workers. Before allowing such students to serve as unpaid volunteers, employers must be mindful of federal regulations governing interns and volunteers. […]

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The Danger of Independent Contractor Misclassification Grows
July 31, 2015

We have consistently warned our clients of the dangers of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Employers who improperly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees face the risk of penalties imposed by the IRS or the State for the failure to withhold payroll taxes, fines for failure to provide worker’s compensation insurance premiums, retroactive […]

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