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Sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual, and any other form of harassment, cannot be tolerated in your workplace. As a business owner, you have devoted your life to creating an enterprise and environment that succeeds for your employees, customers and clientele. It is crucial that your business model and mission clearly state and define the type of behavior and interaction […]

How the Probate Process Works in Pennsylvania

Whenever someone passes away in Pennsylvania, his or her estate will likely need to go through the probate process. This involves validating the will and distributing any assets and property the deceased individual owned. The process begins when the estate executor, typically named in the will, files for probate with the register of wills in […]

Tips for Avoiding Disputes in a Family Business

It’s a fact of life that most families must deal with conflict between loved ones on a regular basis. This conflict can be relatively benign in the context of most family structures, but there can be some real consequences when family members own a business together. To that end, there are some steps family-owned businesses […]

A Quick Overview of Pennsylvania’s Criminal Penalties for DUI

In Pennsylvania, people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol face serious penalties upon conviction, even if it’s their first offense. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent, and some individuals may test over that limit after having just a couple drinks. The following are the standard penalties for DUI […]

Dividing Insurance Policies, Retirement Accounts When You Have a Blended Family

According to the Pew Research Center, about 40 percent of all marriages in the United States in 2013 included at least one spouse who had been married before. And in many cases, one or both spouses entering into a marriage have children from previous relationships, resulting in an increasingly common situation known as a “blended […]

What Is Pennsylvania’s Comparative Negligence Law?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may seek compensation from the parties you consider liable to cover medical bills, lost wages and other damages you’ve suffered. However, it is important to know that Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, which means you could see the compensation you receive reduced if you are […]

Top Five Benefits of Resolving Your Divorce Through Mediation

If you and your spouse are ending your marriage, the two of you may opt to use mediation to resolve the issues surrounding your divorce, including the division of marital assets and debt, child custody, and child support and alimony, among others. Through mediation, you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party known […]

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 […]

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