The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a new final rule regarding overtime regulations. Millions of employees may be reclassified from exempt to nonexempt - meaning employers will be forced to pay them time-and-a-half for overtime work. Phil Miles analyzed the new rules in a whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemptions.
At its annual meeting on May 12, 2016, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers' Compensation Section elected McQuaide Blasko attorney, Michael Routch, as the 2016-17 Chair Elect for the section. He will be the Chairperson for the section in 2017-18. Mike works in McQuaide Blasko's Hollidaysburg office and practices in the areas of workers' compensation, civil litigation, business law, and real estate [...]
Stephanie Murphy was included in the 2016 Pennsylvania Rising Star list for the practice area of Family Law. This honor was published in May issue of Super Lawyers Magazine by Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine. Super Lawyers Magazine selects its Rising Star attorneys using a multiphase process, which includes [...]
Justin G. Bish joins McQuaide Blasko as an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in State College.
Prior to joining the firm, Justin Bish was the co-founder of the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic where he assisted veterans with benefit appeals and a wide array of legal matters. Mr. Bish graduated from Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law in 2015 after earning his bachelor's degree in Labor Employment Relations from Penn State [...]
For the fourth consecutive year, McQuaide Blasko proudly sponsored the Central Pennsylvania Congenital Heart Walk. The walk was held on May 7, 2016 at the Milton Hershey School to raise funds to support the missions of both local and national nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to the fight against congenital heart disease. Many of McQuaide [...]
On April 25, 2016, Philip Miles presented 15 Recent Developments in Employment Law to the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Central Pennsylvania in Altoona. The slides from that presentation are available for download here. Phil engaged the audience of HR professionals in a conversation regarding the following topics: Medical marijuana comes to Pennsylvania; The Primary Benefit Test for [...]