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Changes to Pennsylvania Law Concerning Notaries Public Coming Soon

October 17th, 2017

By: Alaine S. Williams Virtually every union, health and welfare fund, and pension fund that maintains offices in Pennsylvania has designated at least one officer or employee to obtain a commission from the Secretary of State to be a notary public. Major changes to the notary law go into effect on October 26, 2017 and…


Crime and Custody: How Criminal Convictions Affect Custody in Pennsylvania

September 14th, 2017

By Brett J. Zeitlen You’re fighting for custody of your children. Does the other party have a criminal record? Do you have a criminal record? Will a judge award one party sole custody because of the conviction? Will a judge require supervision or counseling? It all depends on the crime, and whether the convicted party…


UC Amnesty Program Update

August 24th, 2017

Alidz Oshagan Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor, Office of Unemployment Compensation has established an Amnesty Program that permits claimants to repay delinquent fault and nonfault overpayments at a reduced rate. You may be eligible for this program if you have an outstanding overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits on file with the Office of Unemployment Compensation. With…


What is the Family and Medical Leave Act? Part III

August 10th, 2017

By Alidz Oshagan The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law that requires certain employers to provide qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This blog post is Part III of a series providing an overview of the FMLA. Part I discussed the basics of the law, Part II…


Challenges to Political Gerrymandering Seek Redistricting Change in Pennsylvania

July 20th, 2017

By John Bielski The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Supreme Court will hear separate cases challenging political gerrymandering in the states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, respectively. In both League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (League) and Whitford v. Gill (Whitford), the plaintiffs assert that political gerrymandering of legislative districts…


PA Supreme Court Decision Rejects Residency Requirements for Police Officers

July 7th, 2017

By John Bielski On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in City of Pittsburgh v. Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt Lodge No.1 held that the city did not have the legal authority to amend its home rule charter such that it would eliminate a mandatory subject of bargaining under the Police and…


AHCA Update: Immediate Action Needed

June 12th, 2017

By: Wendy Pongracz As you know from all the press coverage, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) on May 4, 2017, a proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). For the past few weeks, a working group of 13 senators has been working to draft a replacement, but…


Kentucky Labor Unions Take On So-Called ‘Right To Work’ Law

June 1st, 2017

By Lauren M. Hoye On May 25, 2017, two labor unions in Kentucky instituted litigation in Kentucky state court seeking to strike down the state’s new so-called “Right To Work” Law. As background, Kentucky only just became a “Right To Work” state in January 2017. It, along with Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,…


Update on Grandparent Custody in Pennsylvania

May 18th, 2017

By Aneesah El-Amin-Jaamia The rights of parents to raise their children as they choose, without interference from others, is recognized as a fundamental right protected by the U.S. Constitution. Nonetheless, the role of grandparents in the lives of children also is recognized as important under certain circumstances when the grandparents’ involvement does not interfere with…


Negotiating Disciplinary Decisions in Newly Organized Bargaining Units

May 4th, 2017

By Amy L. Rosenberger The employees have just voted for union representation, but they do not yet have a first collective bargaining agreement. Once they have a contract, they hope that it will require the employer to show “just cause” for discipline or discharge, and include a grievance and arbitration procedure through which the union…


   
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