Philadelphia Workforce and Career Pathways Information Sheet Ordinance

As businesses in Philadelphia well know, there is never a shortage of business-related ordinances coming from the City Council. Recently, the Council passed the Workforce and Career Pathways Information Sheet Ordinance aimed at providing information to departing employees about the City’s career portal, jobless benefits, career and technical skills training, and other educational opportunities. Fortunately, […]

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The Effect of COVID-19 on EPA’s Enforcement Policies

On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new temporary policy for some violations that occur as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It will exercise enforcement discretion (i.e., it may waive applicable penalties) for a limited group of acts or omissions that occur beginning on and after March 13, 2020.   […]

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Offit Kurman Names Two New Practice Group Chairs

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have assumed the role of practice group chair. Rawan Hmoud has been named the Chair of Family Law North, a new position at the firm that is reflective of the practice’s significant growth in the northern region. Anthony “Tony” Potter has been named the new […]

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Employer Refresher: Meal and Rest Breaks

As we roll into summer, many food and retail businesses are hiring summer staff. As seasonal businesses hire new employees, and as the weather gets warmer, a question that employers are almost guaranteed to face is: When can I take my break? This blog is merely a refresher for this timeless question. As long as there […]

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Supreme Court Rules That Adjacent Landowners Can Sue So Long As They Don’t Interfere With an EPA Approved CERCLA Remedy

In Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Christian et al., Slip Op. No.17-1498, April 20, 2020, landowners sued Atlantic Richfield in State Court alleging nuisance, trespass and strict liability under Montana law, and among other things, sought restoration damages.  Their restoration plan went beyond what EPA required to protect human health and the environment.   The Court held that […]

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Using a Lifestyle Analysis During High-Asset Divorce Cases: How to Secure Your Future

When a couple decides to divorce, the division of assets can become a heated and contentious issue. If one spouse is wealthy and the other is not, it can be especially difficult to come to an agreement. In some cases, a lifestyle analysis may be necessary in order to fairly divide the assets. In this […]

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Appealing a Class Action Certification Order under Rule 23(f)

The most complex, highest stakes litigation in the United States is class action antitrust litigation. And many antitrust cases are litigated as class actions because they involve claims by many consumers of the defendants’ products or services. If you are a defendant in a federal class action case, you should know that class certification is an important […]

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New York Trade Secrets Update

Recently, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals provided its first detailed treatment of the definition of trade secrets under the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (‘DTSA’) in Turret Labs USA, Inc. v. CargoSprint, LLC, No. 21-952, 2022 WL 701161 (2d Cir. Mar. 9, 2022).  By way of background, the DTSA is modeled upon the Uniform […]

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The Dangers of Asking for Too Much in a Child Custody Case

No one goes into a child custody case expecting to lose. Unfortunately, many people do exactly that by asking for too much in their initial pleadings. If you’re considering divorce and have children, or even if you’re considering a modification to a current child custody order, it’s important to remember that the decisions you make […]

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Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Change Again – New Regulations Take Effect May 6

As COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed in California and many mask mandates have been lifted, Cal/OSHA has updated its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The new ETS, which take effect on May 6, 2022, reflect a general loosening of restrictions without lifting them completely. The new ETS are slated to remain in effect through the end of […]

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Department of Education Takes Steps Toward Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

While the White House continues to study an across-the-board debt cancellation for student loan borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education has announced a targeted loan forgiveness policy. On April 19, 2022, the Department announced changes to federal student loan payment plans in an effort to correct and streamline the process for borrowers to have their […]

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