Category Archives: Legal Watch

Do You Have Comprehensive Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures In Place?

Feb
08
2018

84,254 Nationwide Workplace Discrimination Charges Filed with EEOC in 2017 and $398 Million Paid to Discrimination Victims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Pennsylvania ranked fourth among …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Employment Alert: Private Employers Are Required To File Workforce Data to EEOC by March 31, 2018

Jan
30
2018

employees large companyThe EEOC has mailed the 2017 EEO-1 Survey Notification Letters to all private sector employers.

The EEO-1 is an annual survey that mandates all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors, or first-tier subcontractors with 50 …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Frank Botta Welcomes TLA members to the 2018 Regional Seminar in Chicago

Jan
23
2018
Frank Botta TLA Chicago

Frank Botta, TLA President

The Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) on January 18-19, 2018, held its Labor and Employment Boot Camp and Annual Regional Seminar at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. As part of its mission, the TLA …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation, Events

Collaborative Law: Rise Above Adversarial Divorce Litigation & Choose To Transition With Dignity

Jan
18
2018

collaborative divorceLet’s face it…No one wants to go through a divorce. Unfortunately, sometimes life does not happen as planned. Public perception regarding divorce is far from positive. This is due in part to the length and cost of the process, the …

Posted in Legal Watch, Family Law

U.S. Dept. of Labor Announces New Test for Interns

Jan
11
2018

Student Intern writing in his organizerOn January 5, 2018 the U. S. Dept. of Labor announced in a press release a new test to determine whether interns and students working in “for-profit” companies are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

The ADA is an Anti-discrimination Statute – Not a Medical Entitlement!

Jan
04
2018

ADA Statute At the end of 2017, the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit decided that a worker who exhausted his FMLA entitlement (12 weeks) was not entitled to a multi-month leave of absence beyond the scope of reasonable accommodations under …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Senate to Vote on Top FedEx Safety Official to Lead OSHA

Jan
03
2018

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Dec. 13 approved President Trump’s pick, Scott A. Mugno, a long-time FedEx safety official, to serve as the next head of OSHA.

Mr. Mugno, who was most recently vice president …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

It’s Official…Federal Tax Reform! Wondering How the New Law Will Affect You or Your Business?

Dec
27
2017

Tax ImagePresident Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law on Dec. 22nd. The new law will affect millions of Americans in one way or another. If you’re wondering how it will  will impact you or your …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Business Succession Planning, Estates and Trusts, Family Law

Frank Botta leads Transportation Lawyers 50th Annual TLI Conference

Dec
08
2017
Frank C. Botta, Esq.

Frank C. Botta, Esq.

Frank Botta, Chair of The Lynch Law Group’s Transportation Practice and President of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), led the 50th Annual Transportation Law Institute on November 10, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia. The conference was attended …

Posted in Legal Watch, Transportation, Events

Chuck Hadad Will Instruct NBI’s Course on Probate

Dec
01
2017
Attorney Charles B. Hadad

Charles B. Hadad

Chuck Hadad, Chair of the Estates and Trusts Group, will instruct the National Business Institute’s continuing education program, The Probate Process From Start to Finish on December 20, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South.

This seminar …

Posted in Legal Watch, Estates and Trusts, Events