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EEOC Proposes Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance

On September 29th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) proposed updated guidance on workplace harassment. If finalized, the guidance would demonstrate how the EEOC would pursue workplace harassment claims against employers moving forward.

It Just Became A lot Easier for a Union to Represent Your Employees

On August 25th, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a major decision that details a new standard for determining when employers are required to recognize and bargain with unions without a representation election.

The Rules Have Changed: A New Standard for Assessing Lawfulness of Workplace Policies

The NLRB adopted a new standard for how it will evaluate workplace policies (commonly found in employee handbooks) to determine whether such policies interfere with or infringe upon employees’ rights to engage in protected activities.

RMDs: Transition Relief and Guidance from IRS

On July 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2023-54 in response to comments and questions related to changes made by the SECURE 2.0 Act.

GROFF V. DEJOY: Supreme Court Clarifies "Undue Hardship" for Religious Accommodations

While the Court clarified the meaning of “undue hardship,” it still left employers without clear guidance as to when exactly a request for religious accommodation may be denied. However, the Court provided a number of points that employers should keep in mind.

Roth Conversion: For You? Or For the Next Generation?

For demonstration purposes this may be an extreme example. However, it did get your attention and hopefully, will trigger your interest to consider a Roth conversion as part of your overall estate planning.

How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Against Affirmative Action May Affect Employer DEI Policies

Employers should expect the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s reasoning to be used to challenge employer Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and hiring practices.

Protecting Home From Medicaid - Add Children to the Deed?

It is common for parents to want to deed their home to their children for a variety of reasons. Specific to Pennsylvania is the desire to avoid probate, probate fees and inheritance tax (even though probate in Pennsylvania is a relatively simple process).

New Law Alert: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The PWFA builds upon the protection afforded to pregnant workers by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations as they relate to pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions, so long as the accommodations will not cause the employer any undue hardship. It is important for employers to familiarize themselves with changes and requirements of the law to ensure they are in compliance, as we will see the PWFA go into effect on June 27, 2023.

Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview: Part 5

The Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview Series is a sequence of five articles about the purchase and sale process. It is intended to provide business owners with a broad overview of the transaction process and answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. Part 5: Ancillary Closing Documents and Post-Closing Techniques.

Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview: Part 4

The Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview Series is a sequence of five articles about the purchase and sale process. It is intended to provide business owners with a broad overview of the transaction process and answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. Part 4: The Acquisition Agreement.

Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview: Part 3

The Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview Series is a sequence of five articles about the purchase and sale process. It is intended to provide business owners with a broad overview of the transaction process and answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. Part 3: Due Diligence.

Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview: Part 2

The Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview Series is a sequence of five articles about the purchase and sale process. It is intended to provide business owners with a broad overview of the transaction process and answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. Part 2: Letter of Intent (LOI).

Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview: Part 1

The Mergers & Acquisitions Process Overview Series is a sequence of five articles about the purchase and sale process. It is intended to provide business owners with a broad overview of the transaction process and answer some of the questions that are frequently asked. Part 1: general seller and buyer motivation.

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Transgender School Athlete, Upholds Preliminary Injunction Permitting Team Participation

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a preliminary injunction allowing a transgender middle school student to compete on the girls’ cross country and track teams at her school, signaling that a majority of the justices may not yet be ready to address this hot-button social issue.

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