Client Alerts

So You Want to Open a Medical Marijuana Facility… Now What? Real Estate and Zoning Considerations for Medical Marijuana Facilities
August 9, 2016

by Paul G. Mullin, Esq. When Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act nearly every industry in the state was impacted.  One of the industries that has been largely ignored to date may also be one of the most significant in obtaining a medical marijuana permit: real estate.  Under the Act, one of the considerations in […]

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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