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Associational Protection from Retaliation

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 3/24/2015

Article Image Can companies be held liable for retaliating against an individual who has a close relationship with a fellow employee who has engaged in protected activity, but may not have engaged in protected activity herself? The short answer is, it depends on under what law the retaliation took place and how the phrase "close relationship" is defined. Read Full Story »

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Superior Court Rules on Expungement of Summary Offenses

By Burton A. Rose, Esq. on 3/24/2015

Criminal history record information may be expunged when an individual who is the subject of the information petitions the court for the expungement of a summary offense and has been free of arrest or prosecution for five years following the conviction for that offense. Read Full Story »

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WORKERS' COMPENSATION

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

By Mitchell I. Golding, Esq. on 3/26/2015

A brief overview of Partial Disability/Suspension, IRE/Substantial Evidence/WCJ, and Psychiatric Injury. Read Full Story »

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Mindfulness and Meditation in the Practice of Law, Presented by the Young Lawyers Division on March 12, 2015.

 

ETHICS

Spotlight on Ethics

By Paul Kazaras, Esq. on 2/19/2015

Article Image What is an attorney supposed to do when a client indicates that he is going to commit suicide? Read Full Story »

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Search of Digital Information on a Cell Phone Cannot be Justified Under the Search Incident to Arrest Doctrine

By Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. on 7/22/2014

Article Image “[W]hat police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple – get a warrant.” – Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the United States Read Full Story »

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FAMILY LAW

After Marriage Equality: Protecting Parental Rights of Same-Sex Couples

By Tiffany L. Palmer, Esq. on 1/22/2015

Article Image Eight months after the decision in Whitewood v. Wolf, which permitted same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, questions still remain as to the full implementation and impact of the decision in the area of family law. The biggest question facing family law practitioners is how to counsel same-sex married couples who conceive a child via assisted reproduction during their marriage. Are both spouses the parents by virtue of the marital presumption of paternity under Pennsylvania law? Read Full Story »

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LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Video Interviewing - Pros and Cons

By Jared Jacobson, Esq. on 8/19/2013

What are the risks to a company and a candidate that may be faced as a result of this new world of "on-line job dating"? With Skype and similar services out there, video interviewing has and will continue to change the landscape of interviews. Technology has fundamentally changed many aspects of the way we work. Skype, Facetime, GoToMeeting, and YouTube are some examples. Individuals of all ages are becoming more familiar and comfortable with the technology, as video cameras are in computers and even many of the phones that we carry around. Read Full Story »

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Alcohol Putting Unemployment Compensation to the Test

By James W. Cushing, Esq. on 8/19/2013

In the matter of Dillon v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 2013 WL 2991042, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania interpreted Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law to include alcohol consumption within the meaning of 43 P.S. Section 802(e.1). Read Full Story »

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