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Employers’ Legal Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Enacted in 1938 and amended several times over the years, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes overtime pay, minimum wage, child labor and recordkeeping standards affecting employees across the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division is responsible for enforcing the law and has the legal authority to issue […]

Managing Conflict Within Business Partnerships

A business partnership is like any other close relationship in your life. There may come a time when you do not agree and even experience outright conflict, making it difficult to run the company effectively. Partnership conflicts do not have to impact your business in a negative way. The following are some tips for responding […]

What to Do After a Car Accident in Pennsylvania

The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic, especially if there are injuries or significant property damage involved. However, taking some key steps right away can protect your interests in the future if you need to seek compensation from the at-fault parties or their auto insurance providers. Once you pull over to the side […]

A Will Is Critical When You Own a Business

When you own a business, it’s critically important to have a will to protect your wishes and ensure you have a sound succession plan in case you pass away before you retire or sell the company. With a will, you can specify the individuals you would like to inherit your assets and property, including your […]

Save a Tree and Have Both Spouses Sign One Document

As most people know, Pennsylvania recognizes the ownership concept of tenants by the entireties.  That is, the assets held jointly by a husband and wife ordinarily cannot be levied and executed upon by a creditor holding a judgment against only one spouse.  Assuming then that the Lender is obtaining either a Guaranty Agreement or simply […]

Incur Then Collect, Not the Other Way Around

In Kaymark v.Bank of America, N.A., Udren Law Offices, P.C. , 783 F.3d 168, (3rd Cir. 2015), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that mortgage foreclosure complaints cannot contain allegations and claims for attorney’s fees expected to be incurred through the foreclosure process, but not yet incurred as of the time the complaint is […]

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

Experienced Attorneys Handling Contested and Uncontested Divorces in PA Guiding you through the divorce process in Pittsburgh After making the difficult decision to get a divorce, your next step is to determine which process will assist you in accomplishing your goals. In Pennsylvania, there are several options, including a contested divorce, or an uncontested divorce. […]

Pittsburgh Attorney Providing Assistance with Marital Agreements

Helping you draft pre- and post-nuptial agreements in Pennsylvania When contemplating marriage, it is important to protect your assets, both those you have prior to marriage and those you may accumulate after marriage. A prenuptial agreement is a contract that a couple signs before they are married, outlining asset and debt division in the event […]

Lender Beware

Much has been written about Pennsylvania’s Act 95, the new Powers of Attorney (POA) Law. The Estate Planning and Administration Bar has studied and commented at length regarding its revised Notice, Witness and other provisions.  However, the new POA Statute also has a somewhat inexplicable provision, directly affecting commercial lenders. Most commercial loan notes in […]

What To Do if You Have Been in an Automobile Accident

Automobile accidents can happen to anyone at any time. If you are involved in an accident, it is important to do all of the following: 1. Get Help: Stay Calm and call an ambulance for anyone who is injured.  If anyone is in need of medical attention or if any of the vehicles involved need […]

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