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PBI’s Week In Review

New Matter in protracted custody litigation not the type of pleading subject to Dragonetti, P.J.A. v. H.C.N., February 13, 2017

PBI’s Week In Review

Pa.R.C.P. 1033 amended allowing correction of name of party within 90 days of commencement of action, effective 4-1-17, Pa.R.C.P. 1033, February 2, 2017

New Procedure: IRS Discharge of Estate Tax Lien in Anticipation of Estate’s Sale of Real Estate

In mid-2016, the Internal Revenue Service modified the procedure by which an estate may obtain a discharge of an estate tax lien in anticipation of the sale of real estate by an estate. The new procedure, not yet described in any published writing, is, arguably, authorized  by IRC Section 6325(c) which provides for a discharge […]

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Estate Planning and Administration|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Procedure: IRS Discharge of Estate Tax Lien in Anticipation of Estate’s Sale of Real Estate

Heroin and prescription opioids, bad batches, an overdose epidemic, and instituting naloxone

Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, is the drug that reverses the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan, in a seemingly ironic juxtaposition, is a standard part of a police officer’s tool kit along with a billy club, Taser, hand cuffs and a hand gun. Outside of the emergency department setting, police officers, along with […]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Heroin and prescription opioids, bad batches, an overdose epidemic, and instituting naloxone

Medical Marijuana: What Is an Employer to Do?

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“Act”), 35 P.S. § 10231.101, et seq., which makes the use, possession, and distribution of medical marijuana lawful in the Commonwealth, went into effect on May 17, 2016.

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medical Marijuana: What Is an Employer to Do?

Pennsylvania Transgender Employees and the Law

Are transgender Pennsylvanians protected from employment discrimination?

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pennsylvania Transgender Employees and the Law

The New Overtime Rules: Ready or Maybe Not

On December 1, 2016, the new salary requirements for exemptions pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §213(a)(1), which exempts bona fide executives, administrative personnel, professionals and outside sales employees from the minimum wage, overtime and record keeping provisions of the Act become effective.

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The New Overtime Rules: Ready or Maybe Not

Everyone VotesPA: A Toolkit for the Pennsylvania Voter

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, and the upcoming election, PBI has teamed up with The Pennsylvania Department of State to produce an informational video on voting in Pennsylvania.

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Election Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Everyone VotesPA: A Toolkit for the Pennsylvania Voter

Employment Practice: Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act is Under Review

On August 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in order to decide whether Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) permits a former employee to review his or her personnel file.

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Employment Practice: Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act is Under Review

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted

A new Pennsylvania tax amnesty program is coming. It was enacted as part of the state’s 2016–2017 budget process. Taxpayers with unfiled state tax returns or returns that need to be amended will be able to pay the tax and half of the interest they owe, with the balance of the interest and all penalties being forgiven. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be only a five-year look back with all prior year tax liabilities forgiven. The effective date has not yet been announced, but when it is there will be a 60-day window to take advantage of the program.

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: General, Tax Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Enacted