Business / Law


First-year salaries hit $160,000 mark at more Pennsylvania firms

Most Am Law 200 firms said in April they were reviewing their compensation levels but hadn’t made any decisions on adjustments.

about 2 hours ago


Business Workshop: Conflicts in a family business

The simple fact that the parties in disagreement are relatives complicates a business conflict with the emotions of family relationships.

about 2 hours ago


Case against syringe maker withdrawn

The former Unilife employee had claimed he was the subject of a retaliatory firing for pointing out a violation of FDA regulations.

1 week ago


Business Workshop: No discrimination based on sexual orientation

Many are unsure about legal protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation because it’s not specifically mentioned in Title VII.

1 week ago


Elder Law : Observation status revisited

Legislation is providing hospital patients with more information about their status.

1 week ago


Spate of succession plans at law firms is being driven by age and innovation

A growing number of firms have announced new leadership, and many have done so upward of a year in advance.

2 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Transferring L-1B workers easier with new guidance

Companies should closely follow the new guidance to avoid unnecessary scrutiny from Citizenship and Immigration Services.

2 weeks ago


Firm partnership ranks at K&L Gates being trimmed

The recent departures have most typically been either nonequity partners being asked to leave or nonequity partners who were unhappy.

3 weeks ago


 Sabrina Maurer, left, and Kimberly Underwood were married in 2001, but have only recently had their union legally recognized as a common-law marriage.

Same-sex couple receive retroactive common-law marriage status in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania judge ruled that Sabrina Maurer’s marriage to her late wife should be retroactively recognized as a common law marriage.

4 weeks ago


Bar code on envelope violates debt-collection act

The judge determined the use of the bar code increases the risk that the receiver could be a victim of identity theft.

4 weeks ago


Business Workshop: Cross-train employees to gain flexibility, efficiency

A business at which only one person knows how to do one or more tasks is asking for trouble.

4 weeks ago



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