Industry News

Memorandum: Employer Provided Vaccination Programs and Compensability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

There is no Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court or Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law on the question of the compensability of an “injury” sustained as a result of an employer administered vaccination program, regardless of whether the program is voluntary or mandatory.  However, there are several cases on point before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.  The cases indicate that where the vaccination program is mandatory, then finding that the injury was in the course and scope of employment is basically automatic. Where the vaccine was administered by the employer through a voluntary vaccination program, the question turns on whether or not the employee was furthering the interests of the employer by voluntarily agreeing to an employer administered vaccination.

Paid Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Where Does It Stand For 2021?

Mandatory paid leave for COVID-related reasons provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expires with the start of 2021.

COVID-19 Has Made Healthcare Power of Attorneys More Necessary Than Ever

Attorney Kara Eshenaur highlights the critical nature of a Healthcare Power of Attorney (“Healthcare POA”) as we continue to face the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

No Good Deed . . .

Ridiculous as it may be, some buyers and sellers hook-up without a Realtor®’s involvement.  It may be then that you get a call for help.  What would you charge to put a simple agreement of sale together covering all the terms the buyer and seller have already negotiated?

Shared Driveway

Maintenance Agreements Can Help Avoid The Pitfalls Of Shared Driveways

Attorney Jim Goldsmith outlines how to avoid future conflicts, when purchasing a home with a shared driveway.

Real Estate Negotiations

Mediation – Sound Legal Guidance for Realtors and Their Clients

Attorney Jim Goldsmith offers sound legal advice for Realtors when aggrieved real estate buyers request mediation.

Negotiating the Change in Terms Addendum to Agreement of Sale

Negotiating the Change in Terms Addendum to Agreement of Sale

In a balanced market, and frequently in this seller’s market, properties are sold twice. There is the original offer and acceptance and then there is the renegotiation that follows the inspection reports.

State Investigates Licensees

State Investigates Licensees Alleged to Have Violated Governor’s Closure Orders

The process of reopening business in Pennsylvania has been a bumpy road and the twists and turns ahead make predictions difficult. Not so the past: we know what was allowed and what not at any particular time.

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Social Media & Financial Considerations For Real Estate Professionals

Tips for real estate professionals on how to manage their social media and personal finances during the COVID pandemic.

Judges Bench and Gavel

Uniform Commercial Code Case Law

Attorney Kara Eshenaur provides a summary of recent uniform commercial code case law.