Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Florida Child Abuse Laws and the Rights of Victims

The recent child sex abuse scandal at Penn State has brought to light many issues surrounding child abuse laws and the victim’s rights . Child abuse laws differ from state to state. Unlike Pennsylvania, Florida Statute 39.201 requires mandatory reports of … Continue reading

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Interim Judiciary Committees meeting in Illinois and Pennsylvania

This is going to be a very active week for interim judiciary committees. Today, October 24, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee looks at venue in personal injury actions (HB 1552) while tomorrow it will vote on HB 1552 as well … Continue reading

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania School District Looks to Eminent Domain

The McKeesport School District apparently thinks it can simply acquire a 26 acre tract for the new elementary school. There may be a problem when the fact finder finds far more value in the land than it being simply vacant … Continue reading

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Two Important Differences in Pennsylvania Law for Overtime Claims

Overtime in the United States is governed by one major federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and by various state laws, such as Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act ("PMWA"). These laws dictate who is entitled to overtime and who … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania state court preliminarily enjoins school district from enforcing random student drug testing policy

M.K. v. Delaware Valley Sch. Dist., No. 11-434 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pl. Jul. 21, 2011), is an interesting case. There, a Pennsylvania lower court issued a preliminary injunction barring Delaware Valley School District (DVSD) from enforcing its random drug testing… … Continue reading

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