Events/News

  • Dept. of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule Re Overtime Regulations

    by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. After nearly a year since the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), on May 18th, 2016, the DOL at long last announced the final rule.  To understand the impact of the new rule, a quick review of the… Read more »

  • Business Advisory Group to Host “FIGHTS BETWEEN PARTNERS – Heading Them Off at the Pass” Seminar June 7, 2016

    The Business Advisory Group is pleased to host “FIGHTS BETWEEN PARTNERS – Heading Them Off at the Pass” seminar on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am. The seminar will be held at the offices of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin (375 Morris Road, Lansdale, PA). Continental breakfast will be available. To RSVP please contact Joan… Read more »

  • EEOC Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

    All employers know that it is illegal to discriminate against potential or existing employees because of their sex. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for any employer to discriminate against any person because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin. For many years, the Equal Employment… Read more »

  • Business Advisory Group to Host “SHOW ME THE MONEY – Getting Through the Loan Process” Seminar April 7, 2016

    The Business Advisory Group is pleased to host “SHOW ME THE MONEY – Getting Through the Loan Process” seminar on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am. The seminar will be held at the offices of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin (375 Morris Road, Lansdale, PA). Continental breakfast will be available. To RSVP please contact Joan… Read more »

  • Legal Alert – Volunteers for Christmas

    As we approach the holiday season and many college students return for an extended break, some employers may see this as an opportunity to allow these students to serve as unpaid interns or volunteer workers. Before allowing such students to serve as unpaid volunteers, employers must be mindful of federal regulations governing interns and volunteers…. Read more »

  • Business Advisory Group to Host Wage Payment and Employee Classification Tutorial December 9, 2015

    The Business Advisory Group will host a Wage Payment and Employee Classification Tutorial on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. To RSVP, please contact Joan Wean (JWean@HRMML.com or 215.661.0400). Continental breakfast will be available. Explore what’s new and the nuances of federal… Read more »

  • Business Advisory Group to Host Buy Sell Agreements and Business Crisis Planning Seminar October 21, 2015

    The Business Advisory Group will host a Buy Sell Agreements and Business Crisis Planning Seminar on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin. To RSVP, please contact Joan Wean (JWean@HRMML.com or 215.661.0400). Continental breakfast will be available. What will happen to your business… Read more »

  • What is an Emergency Management Transition Plan?

    Businesses and their owners often have a number of different kinds of written plans, including budgets, project or product plans, strategic business plans, estate plans, personal financial plans, insurance plans and disaster recovery plans relating to recovery from fires, floods and other natural and man-made disasters. However, most owners do not have a written emergency… Read more »

  • The Danger of Independent Contractor Misclassification Grows

    We have consistently warned our clients of the dangers of misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Employers who improperly classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees face the risk of penalties imposed by the IRS or the State for the failure to withhold payroll taxes, fines for failure to provide worker’s compensation insurance premiums, retroactive… Read more »

  • Employers Beware: Overtime Pay is About to Become Costlier

    We have been counseling our business clients for many years to be mindful of how they classify their employees as either exempt or non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That guidance is about to become even more important following President Obama’s proposed changes to the regulations that dictate which employees are entitled to… Read more »

Questions Every Business Must Ask

Q. Has your business recently reviewed its legal structure to determine whether it is set up in the most advantageous manner for legal and tax purposes, considering recent developments and changes in the law?

Q. Do the owners of your business have a current, updated buy-sell agreement which controls how ownership interests in the business are to be transferred in the event of an owner’s death, disability or termination of employment?

Q. Have the owners of your business developed a succession plan to define how ownership and authority will transition upon the death or retirement of the present owners?

Latest News & Events

“Framework” For Proposed Federal Tax Law Changes is Released

By Jonathan Samel, Esq. On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration and select members of Congress released a “unified framework” for tax reform. This document provides more detail than a number of other tax reform documents that have come from the Administration over the past few months, but it still leaves many specifics to be… Read more »

Supreme Court Rules that Former Employees Have No Right to Review Their Personnel Files

by Ethan R. O’Shea, Esq. On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court settled the issue once and for all as to whether former employees are entitled to review their personnel files after their discharge. They are not. Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) controls access to employee personnel files. In the case of Thomas Jefferson… Read more »

Business Advisory Group Hosts ““To Catch a Thief: Understanding the World of Trade Secrets and Making Non-Competes Work for You”

The Business Advisory Group hosted a free program at the firm entitled: “To Catch a Thief: Understanding the World of Trade Secrets and Making Non-Competes Work for You” on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00 am. How do you protect proprietary information and your client base in the face of a key employee’s departure?… Read more »