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What to do when the police pull you over while driving

Imagine you are driving home by yourself from a friend’s house. It is late in the evening, the sun has set. You are on a back road, minding your business, just looking forward to getting home. Next thing you know, there is a car behind you and suddenly red and blue lights begin to flash.

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Pittsburgh Expungement Lawyer

New PA Law Allows for Record Sealing of Misdemeanor Offenses

New Pennsylvania Law Allows for Sealing of Prior Misdemeanor Offenses A new Pennsylvania law, effective in November 2016, will no longer punish individuals who were convicted of non-violent misdemeanors over ten years’ prior by restricting them in their daily lives by a criminal record. The law allows for certain misdemeanor convictions to be sealed from

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Pennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Act In The Workplace

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act In mid-April of 2016, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“MMA”) listed as Senate Bill 3, Act 16, was enacted by a vote of 149-46. The Bill became effective on May 17, 2016. The Commonwealth set an eighteen-month time limit until full implementation and compliance. In signing the bill into law, Governor Wolf

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MAKING SENSE OF THE NEW OVERTIME SALARY THRESHOLD RULE

When the US Department of Labor started talking about changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) way back in 2014, employers, employees, and their attorneys thought they had plenty of time to deal with the government’s plan to extend overtime pay to more than 4 million salaried workers. And yet, the new overtime threshold

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Over 40 and Fired? You May be the Victim of Age Discrimination

Article Authored by: Barrie Denmark, Esq. “Youth, is the most beautiful thing in this world—and what a pity that it has to be wasted on the young!” –George Bernard Shaw There is a huge emphasis on youth these days. In business and in advertising being youthful is extolled as a virtue. When was the last time

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Trespassing Attorney in Pittsburgh

Pokemon Go and the Law of Trespass

Pokemon Go might Walk you Right into Trouble And so it has begun. In their never-ending quest to gather more Pokemon, players of the augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, have begun to trespass. Although public spaces like graveyards and parks have proven to be popular PokeStops (a Pokestop is a real world location identified in

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USERRA Protects the Workplace Rights of Military Veterans

Federal USERRA law protects the workplace rights of veterans and active duty members of the military In order to protect the jobs of our nation’s military, Congress passed the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). This law protects military veterans from discrimination based on their service to the country. Oftentimes, returning from

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Recovering Unpaid Wages in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law Large numbers of Americans live their lives paycheck to paycheck. Unpaid wages can equal financial disaster for many families and individuals. Many families do not have enough money in savings or assets to get by if they do not receive their paycheck in a timely manner. Thus, the Pennsylvania

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How To File For Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Benefits

The Process to Apply for Unemployment Benefits in Pennsylvania The unemployment application process can be complicated and difficult. When a person has just lost their job they may have a lot on their mind and it is not easy to focus on filling out an unemployment application. Luckily, there are several ways in which Pennsylvania

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