Industry News

The Importance Of Safety In Filling Heating Oil Tanks

More than 100,000 homeowners in Pennsylvania heat their homes with oil, meaning that their basements are homes to large, typically 150 gallons or more, heating oil tanks.

Getting Creative

Understanding the Additional Terms Clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate.
The most dangerous clause in the Standard Agreement for the Sale of Real Estate (ASR) is found in our current Paragraph 32(B), Additional Terms. Here’s where agents can let loose with the most creative use of the pen imaginable!

Fessing Up

Of the common mistakes in residential sales, none occurs more frequently than the failure to abide by timelines, specifically those found in the inspection contingencies.

Does An Employer Have To Pay Hourly Employees For Commuting To Work In A Company Vehicle?

Not necessarily. Two provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that otherwise appear simple, create confusion.

What’s the Biggest Mistake a Licensed Professional Can Make, When Faced with a State Board Investigation Notice?

Responding on your own to a licensing investigation or meeting with the board investigator, without legal representation, is one of the biggest mistakes a licensed professional can make when faced with an investigation notice from the state board.

How Should an Employer Handle a Repetitive Motion Injury?

In manufacturing jobs many times employees are required to perform the same motion repeatedly or maintain certain body positions or grips, which can result in repetitive motion injuries.

Selling Real Estate in an Era of Modern Surveilling

Real estate licensees and their clients must be aware of the nuances of video and audio surveillance laws to protect themselves from potential invasions of privacy, breaches of confidential information in violations of state and federal video and audio surveillance laws.

What is CASPA and What do Contractors and Subcontractors Need to Know About Recent Legal Changes?

CASPA is Pennsylvania’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act. It is the private industry version of the Prompt Payment Act, which applies to public projects. CASPA helps ensure that contractors and subcontractors working on commercial construction projects (or projects involving more than 6 residential units) get paid in a timely manner.

A Tip from the West?

Timely tender of deposit checks is a growing problem that did not exist when offers and deposit checks were hand delivered. Now, deposit checks follow an offer’s acceptance by a handful of days.

A Question of Coverage

Mistakes happen. Consider the case of listing agent Robert. Robert happened to be on vacation when he received an offer at list price. He reviewed the standard form on his cell phone and reported to the sellers that it looked great.