Student Discipline for After-School Misconduct

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School officials can have a difficult time determining the boundaries of their authority to discipline students for misconduct, especially when the misconduct occurs off school property or after school hours.…
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Have You Given Required Notice of Military Leave Rights?

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The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), was amended to require employers to notify employees who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment to undertake military service of their…
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Speculation and Assumption Improper in Assessing Property

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Assessment of property cannot be based on speculation and assumption with respect to future or possible use. In ENF Family Partnership v. Erie County Bd. of Assessment Appeals[1](2004), the property…
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Uniform Construction Code Update

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Since our newsletter last summer, the Legislature has amended the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) or statewide building code. In addition to Act 92, the Department of Labor and Industry,…
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Sales and Use – A Taxing Question

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Confusion has continued since the Sales and Use Statute was substantially revised in 1998. Most of the confusion arises when the owner is a public or charitable entity. The old…
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Mechanics’ Lien Waiver Filing Requirements Loosened

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Act 96, effective December 2004, loosens the filing requirements of Mechanics’ Lien Waivers, also known as No-Lien Agreements.  These agreements, if properly completed, waive a contractors’ statutory right to file…
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