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HTMLPennsylvania Federal Court Strictly Interprets FCRA Disclosure Requirements
Sally Griffith Cimini, Lauren N. Diulus, Ashley R. Hileman; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
Employers who use third party firms to conduct background and reference checks need to carefully review their disclosure and authorization forms in light of recent litigation concerning the inclusion of additional provisions and waiver language. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”)...


HTMLPresident Signs New Executive Order Increasing Federally Contracted Workers’ Wages to $10.10
David E. Renner; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
President Barack Obama signed a new executive order on February 12, 2014 raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers working under new and renegotiated federal contracts starting on January 1, 2015. Wage rates will remain the same under current government contracts until the time of...


HTMLAmerican Tax Relief Act of 2012: Portability of Applicable Exclusion Amount Between Spouses
Stephanie L. Pate; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Tax Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”). One key provision of ATRA was to make permanent the portability of the applicable exclusion amount between spouses (“Portability”).


HTMLA Primer on the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership
Alan M. Kindred, Meagan E. Truong; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 5, 2014
The United States is currently involved in ongoing negotiations with nations around the Pacific Rim to establish a multi-lateral trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”). Discussions on such an agreement began in 2011 between the United States, Australia, Brunei...


HTMLSupreme Court Rules on Construction Contract Forum Selection Clause Enforcement
William F. Bresee; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013
In a unanimous decision issued on December 3, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a construction case dealing with forum-selection clauses that those clauses should generally be the controlling factor in determining where a lawsuit may be brought. The opinion addresses the procedure that is...


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