York, PA (May 2015) – For the 10th consecutive year, attorney Lawrence V. Young has been selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of the top bankruptcy attorneys in the state, an honor held by only 5% of lawyers in PA. In addition, attorney Andrew M. Paxton has been selected to the 2015 list of Rising Stars. This is an accomplishment achieved by no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in PA.
York, PA (May 2015) – CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Anne E. Zerbe has been named as an award recipient of the prestigious 2015 Women of Influence awards by the Central Penn Business Journal.
York, PA (May 2015) – CGA Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Jack Hartman has joined the firm, bringing extensive experience in Health Law and Litigation.Since 2005, Jack has served as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of matters in litigation throughout our region, bringing complex and highly disputed matters to an amicable conclusion without further court proceedings.
Act 168 of 2014 took effect in December amending the Public School Code of 1949. The Act adds a section to the Code entitled “Employment History Review” which imposes requirements pertaining to employment involving direct contact with children. The amendments are designed to require and enable schools and independent contractors to conduct background checks in the interest of protecting children. This Act affects school entities and independent contractors that are hiring applicants as well as current or previous employers of persons who apply for positions with other entities.
Most school districts are in the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with their employees. During this process, modifications and/or additions are made to the collective bargaining agreement as it relates to certain contract language. It is important for parties to ensure that the language they are modifying or adding to the collective bargaining agreement is understood by both parties as it relates to how it will be applied to the district.
The Commonwealth Court has provided a decision on whether or not home addresses of employees may be released under the Right-To-Know Law. This case has been ongoing since 2009 and was brought by the Pennsylvania State Education Association which was against the releasing of school employee’s home addresses pursuant to the Right-To-Know Law. The Court found that there was no constitutional right to privacy in one’s home address. However, the Court found that there was a due process right for the employee to be able to raise viable objections when one’s home address is requested. Furtherm
York, PA (January 2015) – Attorney Thomas D. O’Shea, a shareholder with CGA Law Firm, was recognized by the York County Bar Association (YCBA) with the Outstanding Member Award at their annual dinner held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
This video provides a basic overview of trademarks. Attorney Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II explains what is a trademark and provides some examples. He also reviews the application and registration process along with the use in commerce.
This video provides a basic overview of copyright law. Attorney Jeffrey L. Rehmeyer II provides insight on what can and cannot be protected, the exceptions to ownership, the registration process, and touches on infringement.
Learn if filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy is right for you and the steps in determining if you qualify. In this video attorney Brent C. Diefenderfer discusses the types of debts that can be discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and who should file.