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|Pennsylvania’s Act 95 Makes Changes to Durable Powers of Attorney Executed On or After January 1, 2015|
Stefanie L. Pate, Esq.; Leech Tishman;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 1, 2015On July 2, 2014, Pennsylvania enacted Act 95 of 2014 (“Act 95”), which includes various changes to Durable Powers of Attorney executed on or after January 1, 2015. These changes include the manner in which the Durable Power of attorney must be executed, an enumeration of powers that...
|Landmark Changes to Sex Discrimination Rules for Federal Contractors; OFCCP Proposes First Revisions in 40 Years|
Ashley R. Hileman, Esq., Steven D. Irwin, Esq.; Leech Tishman;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) proposed the first revisions to sex discrimination rules for federal contractors in four decades. The OFFCP aims to address many of the realities affecting today’s workforce and the challenges they...
|U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Issues New Guidelines on Patent Eligibility; Does Not Address Diagnostic Claims|
Laura M. Lloyd; Leech Tishman;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014New U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) guidelines regarding the evaluation of subject matter patent-eligibility were released on December 15, 2014. Unfortunately, the guidelines do not directly address the patent-eligibility of claims involving diagnostic tests.
|Hydraulic Fracturing Ban in
Daniel Garcia, Michael J. Hammond; Leech Tishman;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 21, 2014Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced last week that his administration is implementing a regulation permanently banning hydraulic fracturing throughout the state due to health concerns. This action effectively ends a temporary moratorium on the practice that has been in place since 2008. New...
|New Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of Employees Working on Federal Contracts|
Ashley R. Hileman, Steven D. Irwin; Leech Tishman;
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 8, 2014It is anticipated that on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”) within the Department of Labor (“DOL”) will publish final regulations to govern the prohibition against federal contractors discriminating on the basis of sexual...
|Five Tangible Benefits of Responding Promptly and Decisively to Reports of Misconduct|
Laurel Brandstetter; Leech Tishman;
January 8, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2014Never before have company executives, public officials and other highly visible individuals and organizations had to endure the fish bowl we live in today. Thanks to social media and 24-hour-aday news coverage, reports of criminal activity and wrongdoing have the capacity to be broadcast quicker...
|New Web-Based Phone Scam Could Cost Small Businesses Six-Figure Damages|
Laurel Brandstetter; Leech Tishman;
January 8, 2015, previously published on October 21, 2014Corporations and individuals have been victimized by phone scams for a numbers of years, but now that most corporate phone lines are run over the Internet, web-based phone fraud has hit the prime-time. While major phone carriers have sophisticated fraud systems in place to catch hackers before they...
|Changes in Products Liability Law: The PA Supreme Court Overturns 35 Years of Products Liability Law: The New Products Liability Cause of Action is a “Judicially Created Hybrid: ‘A Wart’”|
Christopher S. Channel; Leech Tishman;
January 8, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014On November 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision that alters the strict products liability landscape in Pennsylvania. In Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., Chief Justice Castille authored an 137-page opinion in which Justices Bear, Todd and Stevens joined, while Justice...
|Another Blueprint for Enforcement: OSHA Announces Final Rule Amending Recordkeeping Standard|
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014On September 11, 2014, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a Final Rule that will significantly amend the recordkeeping standard. The Final Rule will go into effect on January 1, 2015*. The amendment will provide OSHA with two additional paths to...
|IRS Issues New Guidance Regarding Beginning of Construction Requirement for Production Tax Credit (PTC) / Investment Tax Credit (ITC)|
Gregory J. Blasi; Leech Tishman;
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014The IRS recently issued new guidance (IRS Notice 2014-46) with respect to the ability to claim the PTC/ITC for qualified projects which began construction before January 1, 2014. The current guidance builds on the previous two notices but does add some additional items which should make it easier...