Starting a new business can be both exciting and daunting. Here are five common legal pitfalls that all start-ups should seek to avoid.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba was named the number one business in the Small Employer category in the 2018 Morning Call Top Workplaces program. Additionally, FLB was honored with a special award for the Firm’s dedication and commitment to clients and ability to get work done efficiently and effectively. This is the fifth consecutive year […]
The Team PA Foundation highlighted FLB in a spotlight article in its Winter 2017-18 newsletter. This article details the firm’s three decades of commitment to eastern Pennsylvania and will be a main feature on the Team PA website into March 2018. Team PA Foundation is a dynamic bi-partisan, public/private partnership which initiates and supports innovative […]
During the month of July – the busiest airline travel month of the year – American Airlines passengers around the world will be learning why the Lehigh Valley is great place to visit, relocate and operate a business. American Way, the in-flight magazine for American Airlines, is featuring the Lehigh Valley in its Spotlight series. […]
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 […]
Is your company in the process of raising capital? Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business? Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]
Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016. Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]
As a business owner, if you hope to attract Pokémon Go foot traffic, play within the rules of the game, through the game to avoid big legal headaches.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the court responsible for hearing all patent appeals from all 94 federal district courts heard oral arguments in Kraft v. TC Heartland, a patent suit between two operating companies, which could affect all future patent litigation.
In the recent case of Mortimer v. McCool Properties, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed a doctrine, previously novel to Pennsylvania law, of piercing the corporate veil known as “enterprise” or “single-entity” liability. In a 7-0 decision, the Court ruled for the first time in Pennsylvania that sister corporations with substantially common ownership can be held […]
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced enhancements to its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which is intended to provide critical access to capital for the industries hardest hit by COVID-19. The enhancements of the COVID-19 EIDL available to small businesses became immediately effective on September 8, 2021, and will run through […]
Pennsylvania is still “Bringing the World to You.” Earlier in September, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosted a series of virtual sessions with the Commonwealth’s Trade Representatives in many foreign countries. On Monday, September 13, Canada’s Rep (Nancy Ward) was the Presenter. In addition to noting that medical device sales from Pennsylvania […]