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Third Circuit: Attorneys Who Did Not Enter Appearance Within Past Five Years Must Register To Remain Active

By Upon Further Review Staff on 1/26/2016

Attorneys admitted to the bar of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals who have not entered an appearance in that court within the past five years were notified by email on January 15, 2016 that they have thirty days to update their current contact information and elect whether they wish to remain active members of the Third Circuit Bar. Attorneys who do not respond will be moved to inactive status and will only be permitted to practice before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals if they complete an Attorney Admission Renewal/Adjustment of Status Form and meet the requirements of Rules of Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement Rule 17. Continue to read full announcement. Read Full Story »

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: December, 2015 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 1/26/2016

Courts were busy in December, ruling on issues involving the method and timing of constitutional challenges to the validity of a statute, whether it is necessary to prove and identify the precise work details which caused a heart death that resulted from decedent’s work activity,overcoming the presumption that an occupational hazard caused a work injury, interpretation of the Bechtel Power case and subrogation. Read Full Story »

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Chancellor’s Forum on Jan. 27, 2016 titled "Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality." Watch the Chancellor’s Forum tonight (January 29, 2016) at 7:00 p.m. on PCN.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

With No 2015-16 Budget Agreement in Sight, Governor Prepares to Deliver Budget Address for Next Fiscal Year

By Charles J. Klitsch, Esq. on 1/26/2016

Seven months into the 2015-16 fiscal year, budget negotiations in Harrisburg are stalled. On December 29, Governor Wolf vetoed parts of the spending plan sent to him by the legislature, calling the plan "garbage" and criticizing the legislature for passing a plan that the governor contends is unbalanced and does not adequately fund the Commonwealth’s schools. Read Full Story »

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

The Month in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: November, 2015 At-A-Glance

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 12/28/2015

In November, there were decisions involving Course and Scope, Retirement and Relocation, the time for reviewing Notices of Compensation Payable and Notice requirements when there is Cumulative Trauma. Read Full Story »

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Separation Agreements - The Employee's Perspective

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. and Franklin J. Rooks. Jr., PT., MBA, Esq. on 11/21/2015

In this second installment of a two part series, the authors describe what to consider from an employee's perspective to ensure that the employee obtains a "good deal." Read more. Read Full Story »

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Separation Agreements: An Overview for Employers and Employees

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. and Franklin J. Rooks. Jr., PT., MBA, Esq. on 10/26/2015

When employers and employees part ways, employers increasingly insist on separation agreements to limit liability and control competition. What should an employer and an employee look for in a separation agreement? In the first installment of this two part series, we will examine what an employer should look for in a separation agreement. Read Full Story »

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LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

When the Disciplinary Board Comes Calling: It Can Happen to You!

By Ellen C. Brotman and Ashley Kenney Shea on 6/18/2015

Article Image No matter how long you practice and how careful you are, someday it can happen to you: a letter arrives from the Office of Disciplinary Counsel advising you of a complaint. Read Full Story »

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