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  • Independent Contractor Misclassification: Factors to Consider

    By Joseph E. Vaughan 
and Thomas R. Bond

    In our first article, we discussed the growing trend of the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized this trend as one of the most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy. The Department of Labor points out—on its website—that the employment relationship between workers and the businesses receiving the benefit of their labor has fissured apart as companies have contracted out, or otherwise shared activities to be performed by other businesses.

  • Nonconforming Use Certificates Cannot Extinguish a Nonconforming Use

    By Blaine A. Lucas 
and Alyssa E. Golfieri

    On July 14, the Commonwealth Court rendered a decision in Hunterstown Ruritan Club v. Straban Township Zoning Hearing Board, 2016 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 327 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016), confirming that a property owner's failure to register a nonconforming use with a municipality and obtain a nonconforming use certificate is not fatal to the continuance of the use.

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Special Reports

  • 2016 Boutique Law Firm Guide

    Looking for a Pennsylvania law firm that specializes in a niche practice area? Then consult The Legal Intelligencer's newly published Boutique Law Firm Guide for 2016.

  • Construction Law

    The Legal's Construction Law supplement includes articles on jury selection and technology, amendments to the state's Mechanics' Lien Law, the use of mediation in construction accidents and tips to avoid delays.

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