On March 30th, Jessica A. Pritchard, a Partner of Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP and President-Elect Bucks County Bar Association appeared on Pennsylvania Cable Network ("PCN") providing commentary on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s en banc session. En banc sessions are cases heard before a larger panel of the Superior Court (normally a three judge panel). Not all requests for a rehearing en banc are granted. Often, an appeals court will not take the time to rehear a case en banc unless the case includes a question of major importance (like how to interpret a new law), or the smaller panel’s opinion appears to contradict state law or precedent. The cases were originally presented before the en banc panel on March 21, 2017. Ms. Pritchard was selected as a case commentator to provide viewers with relevant background information pertaining to each case. The commentators enhance the educational aspect of the coverage by making the process more accessible to viewers.
Ms. Pritchard focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Elizabeth Fineman will be a panelist at an April 6th Strafford Live webinar, "Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements". The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain how to get the most out of your analysis of tax returns and financial documents, and outline best approaches for using financial experts.
Elizabeth concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody matters. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues. Additionally, Elizabeth has handled several appellate court matters representing her clients’ interests in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Bill Antheil, Sue Maslow & Bill MacMinn enjoyed a commemorative cake with the firm on March 1st to mark 25 Years since the firm's establishment.
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is pleased to announce that Partner Jessica Pritchard has been elected to serve as Vice President/President Elect of the Bucks County Bar Association. The Bucks County Bar Association, one of the oldest and most active bar associations in the United States, has over 800 members and is dedicated to providing support and fellowship for the advancement of the legal profession. Ms. Pritchard has been an active member of the Association and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including as Board Secretary, Board member, as well as chair of the Family Law Section.
Jessica Pritchard chairs the firm’s family law department. Her practice focuses exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Celebrating over 25 years in business, Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is a full-service law firm that offers sophisticated, proactive, timely and cost-effective legal advice. The Firm has a broad range of practice areas in Business & Finance; Family Law, Death & Serious Injury; Estates & Trusts; Health Care; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Nonprofits; Real Estate & Land Use; Tax; and Bankruptcy. The Firm works with high net worth individuals, small to mid-sized, privately-held companies, nonprofits and health care organizations in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP is headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with a branch office in Princeton, New Jersey.
By Patricia Collins, Esquire
Employers have been working to comply with new overtime rules issued by the United States Department of Labor that raise the salary level in order to meet certain exemptions from overtime rules before a December 1, 2016 deadline. Those rules require that in addition to meeting certain requirements with regard to an employee’s duties, the employee must also earn a minimum salary of $47,476. The old rule required that the employee earn a minimum salary of $23,660. The dramatic increase in the salary requirement caused employers to reevaluate classifications and to generate new policies regarding overtime and work hours.
On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily barring the Department of Labor from enforcing the new overtime rule. The order will remain in place pending a full hearing on the issue. While the order is temporary, as a prerequisite to entering the order, the Court was required to find that there was a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of the argument that the DOL exceeded its authority in promulgating the rule. So, there is some indication that the Court may bar enforcement of the new rules permanently.
For now, employers are temporarily relieved of the obligation to comply with the new rules by the December 1, 2016 deadline. Because the outcome is not guaranteed, employers should have their new policies ready to go, but do not need to implement them on December 1. It is simply too early to say whether employers should “shelve” those new policies. We will have to wait for the Court’s final ruling. Stay tuned to this space as the case unfolds.
Patricia Collins is an employment and litigation Partner at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP and chair of the labor and employment practice group.
On November 17th, Patricia Collins, Esquire, a Partner with Antheil Maslow & MacMinn, LLP in Doylestown, will participate as an instructor at McCloskey Partners’ Crash Course - HR BOOTCAMP held from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Stay Bridge Suites in Montgomeryville. The program covers areas including: FLSA requirements, recruiting and hiring, managing within the law, the importance of the HR audit, documenting, disciplining, delegating and termination of employees, Workers Compensation, the importance of the HR Audit, communication / conflict resolution, benefits basics, social media policies, and many other important topics for employers.
Heather McCloskey will moderate this training event designed specifically for small-to-medium sized companies. In attendance will be business owners, professionals who handle HR as one of their varied responsibilities, entry-level HR employees and managers that in addition to their other tasks handle HR as well.
Participants may register by contacting email@example.com or 215-716-3035 x 700.
Patty Collins, a Partner with Antheil, Maslow & MacMinn, will be joined by Cindy Bergvall, CPA, of Bee, Bergvall & Co. for a panel discussion on new Department of Labor overtime regulations and their impact on employers. This informative breakfast seminar is hosted by The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management on October 7th at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.
These new regulations will require action from almost every for-profit and not-for-profit organization with employees earning less than $47, 476 per year. Participants will learn about the changes in the law and what organizations will need to do when the law goes into effect on December 1, 2016.
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn is very pleased to announce that a new Associate, Gabriel Montemuro, is joining our Litigation and Real Estate and Land Use practice groups. Gabe’s practice focuses on litigation, including commercial litigation, personal injury, estate and employment law. He represents clients regarding business disputes such as contract and employment issues, real estate litigation and fraud claims. Gabe also works with clients to provide assistance with land use and zoning issues such as land development approvals, variances, special exceptions and conditional use approvals. He represents parties in real estate purchases and sales, including agreements of sale, where he guides clients through the process to complete all obligations, responsibilities and contingencies to the agreement and provides oversight during the closing process.
Firm Partners Tom Donnelly and Jessica Pritchard attended Heritage Conservancy's Farm to Table Event at Manoff Market Gardens in New Hope on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn was proud to be a sponsor of this event. Guests enjoyed a gourmet meal using farm-fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Manoff Market Gardens is an active farm that is situated on a 35 plus acre Heritage Conservancy owned and preserved property. This event highlights the importance of protecting our region's farmland.