Dec
20
2018

“Clean Slate” for Christmas- Sealing of Criminal Convictions

On December 26, 2018, the Clean Slate Act will provide the ability to petition for an order of limited access for convictions of misdemeanors and other ungraded offenses which are punishable by up to five years’imprisonment.  The person must be conviction-free for at least ten years, and must have paid all court fees and fines.  […]

Dec
06
2018

TURNING A “PAPER STREET” INTO PAPER DEED: DO YOU OWN ADJOINING PROPERTY AND NOT EVEN REALIZE IT?

Do you have rights to a paper street that would entitle you to ownership of an adjoining property and not even realize it? With the rise to prominence of subdivisions in developing areas, such as State College, comes a plethora of unique legal issues. In particular, the law has been asked to deal with not […]

Nov
20
2018

Attorney Todd J. Ciancarelli joins The Mazza Law Group

The Mazza Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Attorney Todd J. Ciancarelli to the firm. Todd joins the firm after graduating from Penn State Law, during which time he worked as the firm’s legal intern. As a legal intern, Todd worked closely with the other attorneys at the firm on a wide […]

  • By: Joseph Swartz
  • Filed Under: Blog
Nov
08
2018

Employment Law Updates

U.S. Courts have reached some interesting decisions relating to employment law. Recently, the following cases have been reported. THE HELPFUL PERSONNEL OFFICE The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a human resources representative engaged in protected activity under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when she referred a coworker who […]

Oct
25
2018

PA Legislature ending license suspension for drug charges & underage drinking?

Pennsylvania Legislature considering end to driver’s license suspension for drug charges and underage drinking- related offenses. In Pennsylvania, several summary and criminal charges have carried a significant collateral consequence- a driver’s license suspension.   For example, an individual convicted of underage drinking currently receives a license suspension (90 days for a first offense, one year for […]

Sep
17
2018

CHILD SUPPORT FOR PARENTS WITH HIGH INCOME

Child support in Pennsylvania is calculated based primarily on the number of children and the net incomes of the parents.  The general child support rule, located at Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure (R.C.P.) 1910 provides that the parents’ combined monthly net income shall be used to determine the basic child support amount, calculated accordance with […]