In general, taxpayers may deduct 50% of the cost of meals and entertainment expenses that are otherwise deductible under section 162 of the Tax Code (I.R.C. § 274(n)).   Several exceptions exist that allow taxpayers to deduct the full cost of meals and entertainment expenses.  One such exception is for the cost of meals that qualify…

An often overlooked provision of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) provides important legal protections to nursing mothers in the workplace. The PPACA, also sometimes referred to as “Obamacare,” amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Section 7 of the FLSA provides various obligations for employees that qualify for…

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the United States Department of Labor’s anticipated implementation of the final revised Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule regarding “white collar” exemptions to overtime compensation.  The new rules were supposed to take effect on December 1, 2016.  Many employers had…

Bethlehem’s City Council recently honored Attorney Thomas J. Maloney by unanimously passing Resolution 2017-024, to change the name of a portion of Gilchrist Drive, located in the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, to “Maloney Circle.”  The name change came as the result of the thoughtful request of Attorney Maloney’s longtime client, REEB Millwork, and its…

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