News & Events

Legal Wellness Checkup – Form I-9

When you hire a new employee, be sure to complete all the legal requirements for the hiring process by filling out Form I-9.

Flood Insurance Reform Act

Homeowners in flood prone areas will face increases in flood insurance premiums under provisions in the Biggert–Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, certain provisions of which went into effect in 2013.

The Official Record – a Little Used Tool for Understanding and Interpreting Regulations

As regulated entities (water, solid waste, and wastewater authorities) we are subject to a multitude of “official” documents.

The Perils of Joint Bank Accounts

There are several risks involved when adding another person to a bank account, before creating a joint bank account, one should be aware of some of the potential consequences.

PA Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

The new Act requires home-improvement contractors to register with the state and include standard information and terms in their contracts.

Protecting Your Electronic Communication Privacy

Anyone who has had an appointment with a health care provider in the past nine years is familiar with the privacy policies that protect their health information.

Oil and Gas Act – Municipal Zoning Limitations

The Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee Act among other matters required municipalities to amend their land use ordinances to allow unconventional gas wells which are used to extract natural gas in nearly every zoning district.

Contractor Guidelines

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act is designed to protect homeowners from unscrupulous contractors and to establish penalties against contractors who violate the Act.

The Patient Protection And Affordable Health Care Act:

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHCA) continues. Effective January 2013, there are several financial and revenue raising provisions that become effective that may affect you, personally and as an employer.