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02/08/2018

Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 17 Attorneys General in filing comments in opposition to a Trump Administration proposal to eliminate protections that allow employees to keep the tips they have earned. One study suggested this proposed rule change could result in employers taking up to $5.8 billion of workers’ earned tips each year.    

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01/31/2018

Pennsylvania Health Law Project logoThe Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published the January 2018 edition of Health Law PA News.

Health Law PA News is a free newsletter containing the latest news relating to Health Law in Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to receive the PHLP eNews, which links to the Health Law PA News on the PHLP website at www.phlp.org.

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01/29/2018

Legal Services Corporation logoThe Legal Services Corproation has announced that, effective February 01, 2018, it is accepting applications under its Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LSC LRAP).  This program awards forgivable one-year loans of $5,600 to attorneys who have worked at an LSC grantee for less than five years to help them repay law school loans. Attorneys must have at least $75,000 in law school debt in order to apply. The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  

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01/29/2018

January 26, 2018

The Department of Defense, through a joint initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is pleased to announce the launch of a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge. 

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01/26/2018

The Federal Trade Commission will mark Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29-February 2, with a series of free events to help consumers and businesses reduce their chances of becoming victims.

Tax identity theft occurs when a person uses someone else’s Social Security number to either file a tax return and claim the victim’s refund, or to earn wages that are reported as the victim’s income, leaving the victim with the tax bill.

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