Document(s) published by this organization: 6
|On March 25, the Definition of "Spouse" Changes|
Terri Imbarlina Patak; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015In response to a 2013 Supreme Court decision which struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, the DOL has issued its final rule revising the definition of spouse under the FMLA. The Department proposed to change the definition of spouse to ensure that all legally married couples,...
|The Inevitable Data Breach: Pray for Peace, Prepare for War|
John T. Holden; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014“You cannot create an impenetrable fort,” said Eddie Schwartz, former chief information security officer for the RSA Security Division of EMC Corporation. “No matter what you do there’s going to be some exploit that’s going to work against you, and most of all by the...
|Why Oil and Gas Companies Should Include Tolling Provisions into Their Leases|
Barbara Y. Strnad, J. David Ziegler; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015In an issue of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously held that the primary term of an oil and gas lease cannot be equitably extended by the courts in cases where the lessor has pursued an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the validity of the lease. Wayne Harrison and Mary...
|Ohio Supreme Court’s Preemption Analysis Limits Municipalities’ Power to Regulate Oil and Gas Drilling|
Genevieve A. Pecharka, John R. Seeds; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In an effort to end growing uncertainty surrounding municipalities’ authority to pass ordinances limiting oil and gas drilling, the Ohio Supreme Court recently upheld existing case law and affirmed that state statutes preempt conflicting local ordinances. In State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck...
|OSHA’s New Injury Reporting Rules For 2015|
Paul J. Schumacher; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) revised and updated its requirements for reporting work-related fatalities, injuries, and illness information. The new rule is effective January 1, 2015. The rule also updates the list of employers who...
|Senate Bill 259|
Dickie McCamey Chilcote P.C.;
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014COURT CONFIRMS CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PENNSYLVANIA OIL AND GAS LEASE ACT, SECTION 34.1; ABSENT EXPRESS PROHIBITION, DRILLERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEVELOP MULTIPLE CONTIGUOUS OIL AND GAS LEASES IN SINGLE PRODUCTION UNIT.