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Employers Must Convert to New Form I-9

Posted February 29, 2008

Employers are familiar with the requirement to document that each employee, both U.S. citizen and non-citizen, is authorized to work in the United States. This requirement is a mandate of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Documentation is maintained on U.S. Department of Homeland Security Form I-9. The employer is required to verify […]

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Amendments to Family and Medical Leave Act Demand Contribution by Employers to War Effort

Posted February 4, 2008

President Bush has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which amends the Family and Medical Leave Act to add provisions relating to service members and their families. This Act was vetoed twice previously due to its attachment to bills with other provisions the President did not favor. Employers are required to accept the burden of […]

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Sign of Our Times: Mediation

Posted January 28, 2008

As we boarded our train at 30th Street Station, I noticed a large billboard advertisement for mediation services in the Philadelphia area. After leaving the station, the train headed north on Broad Street, passing Temple University and reminding me of last year’s Elder Law Symposium in which I participated in a weeklong series of lectures […]

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The Bad Truck: A Tale of Two Remedies

Posted November 12, 2007

A highly trained and talented farrier, who put horseshoes on Olympic hopefuls in Florida and New York, needed a pickup truck to ply his trade. He pulled a small farrier’s trailer containing a furnace, grinding machines, hand tools, along with shoes of all sizes, types and materials. He hauled not only nails for the shoes, […]

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Resolving Day-to-Day Custody Disputes Without Going to Court

Posted November 11, 2007

Sometimes when couples divorce, the custody battle never ends. Although the Court may have made a decision about custody and visitation, one or both parents may be unhappy and will continue to re-file for custody. Sometimes, the parents are constantly arguing and filing contempt for violations of their joint custody rights over relatively minor issues. […]

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The Language of Divorce

Posted November 10, 2007

A divorce action is neither emotionally nor financially pleasant; however, you can take steps to prepare for this life-changing event. The first step is to learn the language of divorce. Learning the language will assist you in communicating with your attorney and understanding the process. Following are some fundamental divorce terms: Legal Separation: an agreement […]

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Advantages of Private Dispute Resolution

Posted November 8, 2007

Dan and George are partners in a computer and software consulting business. Dan notices sales are down and wants to retire. George wants to start his own company. The problem is that the partnership owns over $3,000,000 in computers and software which George would like to use for his business. They also own copyrights to […]

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Ten Questions Not to Ask in an Interview

Posted November 6, 2007

When interviewing a job candidate, the goal is to learn as much as possible about the applicant’s previous work experience. Interviewers are often curious about the prospective employee’s habits and personal life. There are many legal ramifications to being too nosey. What follows is list of 10 questions not to ask when interviewing and an […]

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Attorney-Client Privilege: The Primary Principle of Criminal Defense

Posted July 13, 2007

I distinctly recall the look of concern (perhaps, skepticism) on my wife’s face the first time we met. The cause for her concern arose when our conversation hinged on my answer to the question “What do you do for a living, Pete?” “I am a criminal defense lawyer,” I answered. Then the inevitable next question: […]

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