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Client Snapshot: Attorney as trusted advisor

Posted May 17, 2011

Most business owners and individuals experience a variety of situations that require legal counsel – family matters, business expansion, an employment dispute. Rather than finding an attorney for each scenario, a local businessman and resident has turned to John McKenna at MacElree Harvey as his trusted advisor on all matters. For over 15 years this […]

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Upcoming Changes to Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law

Posted May 13, 2011

By Michael G. Louis Published: 2009 Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law has been changed once again. In 2006, the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 was substantially modified for the first time in decades. One of the most significant changes restricted the enforceability of up-front waivers of the right to file a mechanics’ lien before work on a […]

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Mediation in the Workplace

Posted April 1, 2011

Every day co-workers in conflict expend time and energy that results in losses to employers.  Informal workplace conflicts result in wasted time, reduced decision quality, drive skilled employees away, cause sabotage, theft and damage, lowered job motivation and health costs.  Many employers accept these results as part of the natural order of the workplace. There […]

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Pennsylvania’s Strange Law on Falls on Ice and Snow: The Hills and Ridges Rule

Posted February 26, 2011

Winters in Pennsylvania bring snow and ice, leading to treacherous conditions on sidewalks and in parking lots. Ice and snow cause countless falls and, along with them, many serious injuries. The Pennsylvania courts have established a strange rule called the “Hills and Ridges Rule” to define when a legal claim exists for a fall on […]

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New Remedies for Delaware Victims: The Elder or Disabled Victim’s Enhanced Penalty

Posted September 29, 2010

The elderly and the disabled make for especially vulnerable victims of consumer fraud. A recent Delaware statute gives the elderly or disabled victim of consumer fraud new and additional protections. The “Elder and Disabled Victims’ Enhanced Penalty Act,” (EDVEPA) protects elder and disabled persons who suffer “actual damages” resulting from the violation. As a penalty […]

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FMLA Protection Regarding Doctor’s Notes

Posted July 29, 2010

Labor & Employment Department Scenario Employee is out for two days and brings in a doctor’s note that simply states patient was ill and unable to work two days. Coincidentally, the employee had previously scheduled vacation days for Friday and Monday, meaning she had a six day absence, with four of those work days. The […]

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New Employee Protections Included in Health Care Reform

Posted April 29, 2010

The recently passed health care reform bill has been described as sweeping and historic. Included in this legislation are some controversial provisions, which if introduced on their own, would have sparked much debate. These protections outlined below are intended to help keep down the cost of health care by encouraging reports of fraud and waste […]

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Make Sure Your Employment Taxes Are in Order

Posted March 29, 2010

Labor & Employment Department Do you employ independent contractors? If so, you should be aware that the IRS is focused on you. The IRS just began its first comprehensive audit of employment tax issues in over 25 years. The IRS plans to audit 6000 companies in total over the next three years. These employment tax […]

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Who Needs a Premarital Agreement?

Posted March 11, 2010

As the spring wedding season draws near, a premarital agreement may not be part of your wedding planning, but in certain circumstances, it should. You don’t necessarily need to be wealthy to need a premarital agreement and oftentimes those who are not need it the most. Here are some circumstances where having an agreement in […]

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Employers Must Beware of Use of Criminal Backgrounds of Applicants

Posted March 1, 2010

Employers often seek to limit eligibility for employment to those who have no prior history with the criminal justice system, and there are statutes that expressly disqualify those with some types of criminal records from employment in certain jobs or occupations. There has also been an increasing trend of employers making use of more readily […]

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