Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]
As a result of recent changes, there may be more opportunities for US citizens to do business in Cuba (or with Cuban businesses).
Medical Marijuana is one step closer to reality with recent temporary and draft regulations published by the state of Pennsylvania.
The medical marijuana law has different impacts for interested parties – physicians and potential growers and dispensers.
There may be opportunities to do business in Cuba, but the fact remains that there is still an overall embargo in place, limiting commercial relations.
We all know that it is illegal to bribe foreign government officials in order to get (or retain) business. The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it is cracking down on companies that offers these bribes.
Despite over 6,700 charter schools across the U.S. and almost daily news reporting, many people still do not have a clear understanding of them.
Imagine your company signs a lucrative deal to sell products to a large multinational company based in Germany. Then, imagine that your products are shipped to a small affiliate of that multinational in Moldova. After delivery, there is a dispute over the quality of your goods, and your customer refuses to pay. You believe that […]
Seventeen years ago, in the summer after my first year at the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law, the school offered students a “Capitals of Europe Tour.” This was a program that toured various centers of power in the European Union, sprinkled with classes on comparative law. The highlight of the trip’s itinerary […]
The Pennsylvania Department of State has issued notices regarding two separate scams being circulated to Pennsylvania businesses. The most recent scam relates to post card solicitations being mailed from a phony company named the “Business Compliance Division.”
On July 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a procedural notice to lenders participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) concerning the loan forgiveness application process. The notice informs lenders that beginning August 10, 2020, they may begin submitting forgiveness applications through an online platform. The notice states that the SBA intends to […]
On July 16, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to assist employers in providing hazard pay to employees performing life-sustaining jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of the COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant Program (Program) is to ensure that front-line employees in vital industries are able to […]
Rising COVID cases in counties across Pennsylvania led Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine to implement targeted mitigation efforts. These efforts, which went into effect the morning of Thursday, July 16, 2020, reimpose limits on gatherings and reemphasize the importance of telecommuting. Here is how the order breaks down: The food […]