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What’s Ahead?

You don’t need a crystal ball to see it, but America’s economy has been expanding at modest annual rates since the last recession ended in mid-2009. Yet experts say...

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Hot List of Safety Issues You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you use or work with subcontractors on a project or on your property, make sure they...

DOL Clarifies FMLA Designation Is Not Discretionary

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with unpaid,...

On or Off the Clock: Is Preparatory and Concluding Activities Paid Time?

Employees must be paid for all working time, but the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does...

Brush Up On Dental Health For Your Little Ones

Did you know you can start dental visits when your child is a baby? Consider an initial...

Where to Start With Background Checks

Workplace violence and theft is a growing threat to today’s businesses. Violence costs...

When You’re The Best-Kept Secret

“If you build it, they will come.” While catchy, this line from the iconic movie,...

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Penn State Economist Discusses Outlook for 2020

It’s hard to make predictions, especially when it comes to the economy. However, by examining statistics and trends, economists can get a better idea of the economic...

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Legal Brief

Matching Gift Programs Are a Good Fit for Businesses of All Sizes

Daniel J. Walters is an associate in the MacDonald Illig Attorneys’ Trusts & Estates, Tax and Business Transactions practice groups where he assists on various...

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The Rise of ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

Mark T. Pavkov is a trial attorney and partner at MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and dispute...

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What Makes the Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Notorious?

Lisa Smith Presta is a trial attorney and Chair of the Insurance Litigation Department at MacDonald Illig. Her experience includes the handling of complex, multiparty...

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Did Tax Reform Kill Tax-Exempt Financing for Your Favorite Charity?

Jay Alberstadt is a senior partner with MacDonald Illig. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial and economic development, and conventional...

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Business Buzz

Effective Strategies to Manage Workplace Stress To Be Focus of MBA’s August 8 IMPACT Luncheon

ERIE — The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) will tackle the topic of...

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Seaway Manufacturing Names Chief Operating Officer

Seaway Manufacturing Corporation of Erie, Pennsylvania, recently announced the promotion...