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Understanding Custody Relocation in Pennsylvania

March 23rd, 2017

By: Scott M. Orloff If you share custody of your child or children with another adult, you should be aware of the Pennsylvania law regarding relocation of a minor child. The child custody law in Pennsylvania requires an adult to obtain either (a) the consent of every individual who has custody rights to a child…



Another Push for Paid Family Leave

March 10th, 2017

By Danielle Newsome In December 2016, the Washington, D.C. City Council passed a bill to provide paid family and medical leave to private sector workers in the city. The law would not apply to government workers, but would allow up to 8 weeks of parental leave, 6 weeks of leave to care for sick relatives,…



What Is a Post Adoption Contract Agreement and How Does It Work?

February 23rd, 2017

By Kathleen M. Tana Voluntary Post-Adoption Contract Agreements, or “PACAs,” were created to provide a framework for enforceable post-adoption contact between the biological family members of an adopted child, the child, and the adoptive parents. In Pennsylvania, these agreements are created by statute. There are general terms and conditions to any PACA: 1. It must…



What Is the Family and Medical Leave Act? Part II

February 9th, 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 II of a series providing an overview of the FMLA. Part I discussed the basics of the law, and this…



Couples in Civil Unions Can Now Divorce in Pennsylvania

January 26th, 2017

By Brett J. Zeitlin Same sex couples gained the legal right to marry in the state of Pennsylvania in May 2014. And along with the right to get married came the right to dissolve that marriage through divorce. Now, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has taken things a step further. Same sex couples joined in…



Work Injury or Just Another Day on the Job?

January 12th, 2017

By Matthew W. Slater We all know that the demands of our jobs can take a toll on our bodies, particularly for workers with a job that is physically demanding or involves performing repetitious tasks. How often do you come home after a long day at work with complaints of back, neck, knee or hand…



6 FAQs About Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSA)

December 29th, 2016

By Lauren Frankel As the end of the year comes to a close, you may need to make certain decisions relating to your employer-provided health care benefits. If your employer offers a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), you might have questions about how an FSA works and whether it makes sense for you to participate….



Workers’ Compensation: A Workers’ Right that Warrants Protection

December 15th, 2016

By Marianne Henry Saylor Early in the 20th century, many states enacted legislation making it easier for workers injured at work to receive compensation while disabled from work injuries. Workers were no longer required to prove negligence in civil court in order to receive compensation for work injuries. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act created an…



What Is the Family and Medical Leave Act? Part I

December 1st, 2016

By Alidz Oshagan The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that requires certain employers to provide qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This blog post is Part I of a series of posts providing a basic overview of the FMLA. Part I provides an overview of: what employees/employers…



How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit Rating?

November 17th, 2016

By: Robert D. Steinberg People often worry about the effect of bankruptcy on their credit rating and of course, a good credit rating is extremely helpful if you are trying to buy a house or a car. Bankruptcy is rarely the first choice for dealing with debt, and, therefore, if your attorney finds that bankruptcy is…



   
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