Pennsylvania Business Central recently published an article, Law firms use social media to keep in touch with their community - www.pabusinesscentral.com/news/2016-12-16/News/Law_firms_use_social_media_to_keep_in_touch_with_t.html – (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). The article highlights McQuaide Blasko’s LinkedIn page and recently-created Facebook page, and includes quotes from Attorney Phil [...]
The Department of Labor overtime regulations are currently on hold pending appeal of a preliminary injunction. Pennsylvania Business Central recently published an article, Overtime in Limbo- Businesses left to wait for final decision on overtime regulations - www.pabusinesscentral.com/news/2016-12-16/Front_Page/Overtime_in_Limbo.html - (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). [...]
In a recent Centre Daily Times article, attorney Janine Gismondi was extensively quoted on the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The article addresses the new regulations, the recent injunction putting them on hold, and a recent presentation that Janine gave at a Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County meeting. The article is [...]
A federal judge has issued an injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The new regulations were scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. Attorney Philip Miles drafted a new whitepaper explaining the decision and what it means for employers moving forward: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Put [...]
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law marking one of the biggest expansions of federal intellectual property law in decades. Chris Michelone analyzed the new law and its implications for businesses and employers in a whitepaper: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
In May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new regulations regarding overtime. The changes are expected to impact millions of currently exempt employees by making them eligible for mandatory overtime pay. McQuaide Blasko attorney, Philip Miles authored a whitepaper to help explain the new regulations: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemptions. Since then, multiple publications have [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]