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Feb 12, 2018

Health Care Providers Beware: Birth Injuries Still Lead to Large Pennsylvania Jury Awards

Among Pennsylvania lawyers, it is well known that juries in Philadelphia County are prone to rendering large awards to personal injury plaintiffs.  On the other hand, however, it is generally assumed that jurors in other areas of the state of Pennsylvania tend to award monetary amounts which are much more reasonable and/or realistic.  One exception to this general rule appears to be in a case involving a birth injury.» Read More

Feb 06, 2018

We have a few seats left at our upcoming Labor & Employment Seminar!

We are hosting “Harassment in the Workplace: How to Prevent and Handle Claims of Harassment,” to help employers to prevent and handle harassment in the workplace. Human resource professionals and business owners won’t want to miss this seminar.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding legal liability
  • Constituting harassment
  • Frequent mistakes employers make
  • Preventing claims
  • Training employees and supervisors

This seminar will be presented by George HlavacEdward Easterly, and John BuckleyRead More

Feb 02, 2018

Tax Season is Upon Us – Why having an attorney matters.

Milan D. Slak, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was the author for a Lehigh Valley Business exclusive article, “Benefits of Attorney-Client Relationship in Dealing with IRS,” discussing how the retention of a tax attorney at the outset of a contemplated transaction is imperative in order to obtain professional advice and preserve the confidentiality of communications and work product.» Read More

Jan 29, 2018

2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2018 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2018, the maximum compensation rate is $1,025.00 per week, which represents a 3% increase.

If you have any questions about this post or other workers’ compensation issue, please contact me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.comRead More

Jan 16, 2018

Convenience Stores Beware: Immigration Is Coming. What Do You Do?

Last week over 100 7-Eleven Stores across the United States were raided by Immigration agents in what is being called “the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency” —and a slowdown is nowhere in sight.  Immigration officials have promised that all employers will be subject to immigration compliance actions—regardless of size.  One mistake—however minimal—can have devastating consequences on the employer, not the employee: millions in fines, loss of federal grants and contracts, forced SEC reporting, loss of franchisee agreements, franchisor sanctions, to years in prison.  » Read More

Dec 19, 2017

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Expires in 5-Days. Will EB-5 be Reauthorized?

Washington’s divisive political climate has led to many uncertainties in the future of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program.  Last week, the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and provided for the extension of the investor visa program until December 22, 2017.  As announced on Twitter, President Trump signed the continuing resolution minutes after it hit the Oval Office desk.» Read More

Dec 08, 2017

EB-5 Regional Center Alert: USCIS Annual Certification Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Immigration Practice Group reminds all EB-5 Regional Centers that the annual regional center certification submission deadline for 2017 is December 29.

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) requires all EB-5 Regional Centers to submit a Form I-924A Supplement to Form I-924 at the close of each fiscal year.  The filing serves to demonstrate that the EB-5 Regional Center remains eligible for the regional center designation.  » Read More

Dec 07, 2017

Healthcare, Hospitals, and Immigration: The Need to Access the Global Medical Professional Workforce with Ease

Every healthcare organization has two essential requirements: (1) continuous access to qualified talent; and (2) continuous access to significant numbers of that talent.  Hospitals clearly need a lot of employees.  To meet these demands, today, more than ever, hospitals and other healthcare providers call on international medical graduates, international students educated in medicine in the United States, global researchers in every practice of medicine, and world-renowned specialists in countless professions.» Read More

Dec 05, 2017

The Ever-Changing Definition of “Substantially Complete” Under Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien Law

By now most contractors are (or should be) aware of the deadline imposed by Pennsylvania law for filing a Mechanic’s Lien.  For those of you who are not – a contractor or subcontractor must file the lien within six months after it has “substantially” completed work on the project.  While six months is a fairly easy date to mark on your calendar, what is not so easy is determining what the law means by “substantially complete.”» Read More

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