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GKH Provides Pro Bono Legal Representation to Environmental Groups

Gibbel Kraybill & Hess, LLP (GKH) is committed to protecting our environment and being good stewards of our earth.  To that end, GKH is always looking for ways that we can make a difference.  For example, from 2018 to 2021, GKH partners Dwight Yoder and Sheila O’Rourke, along with paralegal… Continue

Creating Constructive Change at Christian Schools

By Peter J. Kraybill Attorney with Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP When a scandal rocks a Christian school, a common instinct is to react with surprise and dismay, and then to dismiss the incident as an outlier. The reality is that many Christian schools face the same threats as other… Continue

Employer Alert: FTC Issues Rule Banning Most Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has issued a final rule banning most non-competes nationwide. The rule prohibits employers from entering into new non-compete agreements with employees and other workers and provides that existing non-competes are not enforceable. Moreover, employers with existing non-compete agreements will be required to notify their employees… Continue

Employer Update – Immediate Action Required

The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) annual salary-level threshold from $35,568 to $58,656, fully effective as of January 1, 2025, for white-collar exemptions to overtime requirements. Effective July 1, 2024, the salary threshold will increase to $43,888. What this means for employers –… Continue

Annual Report Filing Mandate

The below information is a brief overview of the annual report filing mandate created by Act 122 of 2022. It is only a summary and is neither intended to constitute legal advice nor should it be construed as legal advice. Our attorneys are prepared to provide guidance and clarification to… Continue

SELLER’S DISCLOSURES: MORE THAN JUST A FORM

The Fieldings just bought a stately home in a quiet suburb.  The home includes a sunroom addition which allows natural light to cascade through tall glass window panels.  The Fieldings couldn’t be happier, until two months after closing, Mr. Fielding suddenly thought the shrubs surrounding the sunroom had grown taller. … Continue

Important changes to Business and Beneficial Ownership reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act

  CLIENT ALERT: Important changes to Business and Beneficial Ownership reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act The owners of any entity registered to do business in Pennsylvania (or any state within the US) must promptly determine whether they are obligated to report information to the US Treasury’s bureau known… Continue

“I am not interested in ‘estate planning;’ I just want a Will!”

When new clients call to schedule an appointment with me, it is not uncommon for some to say: “I am not interested in ‘estate planning;’ I just want a Will!” That statement tells me this client likely believes that the only essential estate planning they need to do is after-death… Continue

Employment Opportunity – Estate Administration Paralegal

UPDATE: This position has been filled. GKH is currently seeking an Estate Administration Paralegal to work with attorneys in our 2933 Lititz Pike office. The ideal candidate will have excellent self-management and inter-personal skills as well as the ability to work on an estate from start to finish. Experience with… Continue

Protecting Copyrights vs. Protecting Trademarks

Copyrights and trademarks are protectable intellectual property assets but are considerably different from each other and how they are protected. However, both copyrights and trademarks can be registered, protected, licensed to others, and infringed — and when infringed, may result in the infringer receiving a cease-and-desist letter and lawsuit in… Continue