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Employment Update: DOL Increases Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

Background On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule, “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employees,” which increases the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt. The current wage rate to be exempt from overtime is set at $684 per week […]

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Employment Advisory: U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Regulation

On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released the final details of their independent contractor status test. The final rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024, and revises the DOL’s guidance on how to analyze employee/independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This test, detailing when companies can

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New Rental Property Requirements and What They Mean for Residential Landlords in Pittsburgh

After several years of working to implement a rental registration program, last month, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously approved a new rental registration ordinance with several rules for landlords and property owners, including routine property inspections and a requirement that landlords share contact information with the city in case of problems. Though many attorneys and businesses

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Client Alert: Name, Image, and Likeness in Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletics

NCAA Student Athlete Compensation As of July 1, 2021, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) altered its long-standing rules against student athlete compensation for name, image, and likeness (“NIL”).  While there is currently no federal law governing NIL in student athletics, the NCAA opened the door to states and universities to enact policies of their

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Derek Markle writes for “Developing Pittsburgh”

Derek Markle wrote for Developing Pittsburgh magazine, examining how property owners and builders should be planning for the increase of electric vehicles and the future of American transportation. The trends present challenges for public and private leaders alike, as they seek solutions to prepare infrastructure for a changing world. From new zoning policies to construction considerations

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Client Alert: Exercising Caution with AI and Legal Advice

What is the current AI landscape? Across every industry, people are learning about evolving applications of artificial intelligence (AI) for enhancing workplace efficiency and communications, educating companies and their clients, and producing new assets and ideas. Generative AI is a form of AI that relies on natural language processing, massive training datasets, and technologies like

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Dennis Unkovic discusses chip production on “Power Lunch”

Dennis Unkovic joined Tyler Matheson and Contessa Brewer on Power Lunch, along with Michael O’Hanlon from Brookings Institution earlier this week to discuss the impact of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen visiting the United States and how it will impact domestic businesses’ economic forecasts, especially around chip production. Watch the interview by clicking here or via

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Jason Yarbrough writes about property tax assessment appeals for “Lawyers Journal”

Jason Yarbrough wrote an article in the most recent Allegheny County Bar Association’s Lawyers Journal discussing the rapidly-approaching March 31 deadline for Allegheny County property tax assessment appeal filings. Click here to read the article (page 4) on the ACBA’s website. Additional Information on Allegheny County’s Tax assessment changes can be found at muslaw.com/assessment/

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