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Recent Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act Decisions Provide Clarity

Two recent court decisions concerning Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act  (“MMA”) provide clarity on the rights of employees and the limits of the Act.   Employees have the right to sue employers for violations of the MMA. In Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems, Inc., an employee sued her employer who fired… Continue

Spotlight on Elder Law

Do you lie awake at night wondering how you will afford the cost of long-term care? Are you looking for options that will allow you and/or your loved ones to stay in your own home as long as possible? Are you confused by the multitude of government programs available to… Continue

Further Modifications to Green Phase Occupancy Limits: Business Update 7

In our last Business Update, we addressed the various differences between the Green, Yellow, and Red phases of Governor Wolf’s business shutdown orders, and what businesses should focus on when moving between phases. Since that update, we have seen the Governor issue a universal masking order expanding the masking requirements… Continue

The DOL Revises FFCRA Regulations

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued revised regulations on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). At its base, the FFCRA provides two weeks of paid sick leave (EPLA) and up to an additional 10 weeks of paid expanded family and medical leave (EFMLA) when an employee is experiencing… Continue

Judge Rules Governor Wolf’s Shutdown Order Unconstitutional

On September 14, 2020, Federal District Judge, for the Western District of Pennsylvania, William S. Stickman IV ruled that several of Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency orders related to the coronavirus pandemic are unconstitutional. Judge Stickman’s holding marks the first Pennsylvania court, federal or state, to find such orders impermissible under… Continue

GKH Named Lancaster’s Favorite Law Firm

For the sixth time since 2014, Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP has been voted Lancaster’s favorite law firm in the LNP Readers’ Choice Awards. GKH is grateful for this unique honor. It has been our privilege to serve the people and businesses of our community since 1977. By forging strong… Continue

New Pennsylvania Law Facilitates Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Pennsylvania has just passed an important new law that clarifies both who has the right to access digital assets and the procedures for doing so after the owner dies or becomes incapacitated. This long-overdue law has implications for wills, trusts, and financial powers of attorney. If, like most people, you are the owner of digital assets, you may wish to update your estate planning documents to take advantage of the new law and ensure that your digital assets are managed as you intend.

Employment Opportunity

PARALEGAL for Corporate / Nonprofit Practice Group Gibbel Kraybill & Hess LLP seeks a full-time Paralegal to work with multiple attorneys in their 2933 Lititz Pike, Lancaster office predominantly in the areas of commercial transactions and nonprofit matters. The ideal candidate will have paralegal experience in corporate matters, strong technology… Continue

Supreme Court Rules That Gay and Transgender Employees Are a Protected Class Under Title VII

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer who terminates an employee because that employee is gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Transitioning from Red, to Yellow, to Green: Business Update Part 6

This resource for businesses recaps some of Pennsylvania’s Yellow Phase requirements and introduces some Green Phase requirements.