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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

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

By:  Alisa N. Carr, Esq. On November 3, 2016, United States District Judge Mark G. Matroianni (D. Mass.) entered an Order denying Motions filed by Harvard University (“Harvard”) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) to dismiss or stay ADA Website Accessibility litigation filed by the National Association of the Deaf (“NAD…Read More

By Daniel R. Flynn, Esq. OSHA originally enacted its standard addressing the control of hazardous energy, commonly known as lockout/tagout (“LOTO”), in 1989.  In its preamble to the standard, OSHA clarified that the standard would only apply to “the unexpected activation of the equipment or to the unexpected release of the energy stored in t…Read More

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