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By: Gabriel G. Tsui, Esq. U.S. citizens who owe taxes to the Internal Revenue Service may soon find themselves subject to travel restrictions.  In December of 2015, Section 7345 was added to the Internal Revenue Code.  This provision authorizes the IRS to certify to the U.S. State Department that a taxpayer has “seriously delinquent tax debt,…Read More

By: Frederick C. Leech, Esq. The Pennsylvania limited liability company law has been revamped as new Chapter 88 of Title 15 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (the “New Act”).[1] The New Act is entitled the “Pennsylvania Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 2016.” The New Act became effective on February 21, 2017, and it will …Read More

By: Daniel R. Flynn, Esq. On Friday, January 20, 2017, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies (“Regulatory Freeze Memo”) that directed agencies to impose a freeze on all new or pending regulations “[i]n order to ensure that the President's appointees or designees have …Read More

One of the primary roles of criminal defense counsel is to assess risk. Among other things, they rely on understanding of the law, knowledge of prosecuting and investigating agencies, relationships with those offices, experience representing similarly-situated individuals or corporations, and familiarity with judges and the types of sentences they …Read More

By: Laura E. Mullen The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment for public comment. The proposed guidance explains the legal standards applicable to harassment claims under federal employment discrimination laws, providing clarity where courts have not consistently applie…Read More

By: Brent Kirwan, Esq. Pursuant to IRS Notice 2017-08, the IRS has extended the deadline until May 1, 2017 for participants in and material advisors of certain micro-captive insurance transactions. Taxpayers engaged in micro-captive insurance transactions described under IRS Notice 2016-66 and their material advisors were initially required to disc…Read More

By: Heather S. Heidelbaugh, Esq. and Sally Griffith Cimini, Esq. On November 4, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 1265 (the “Bill”), confirming that Pennsylvania employers may legally pay their employees’ wages via payroll debit card and providing additional protections to employees who elect to receive their wa…Read More

By: Kenneth C. Foltz, Sr., Esq. Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today that applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available January 17, 2017. The permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017. Information related to the requirements for each class…Read More

By:  Alisa N. Carr, Esq. While public accommodations await the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) publication of technical standards for website accessibility, in November 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation (“DOT”) adopted a Final Rule that requires the websites of U.S. and foreign air carriers, which market air transportation to t…Read More

By: Daniel R. Flynn, Esq. On Thursday, December 1, 2016, OSHA will begin enforcing the anti-retaliation portions of its injury and illness tracking rule. Case Update Originally scheduled to take effect on August 10, 2016, OSHA delayed enforcement of the new rule until November 1, 2016, and then again until December 1, 2016, at the request of Judge …Read More