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With the new year comes a slew of new laws that go into effect in 2020. Let’s take a look at a selection of laws that will impact the lives of Philadelphians, other residents of Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in the upcoming year. Philadelphia Locally, Philadelphia City Council passed legislation...
Wage and Hour Opinion letters are issued by the Wage and Hour Division Administrator at the Department of Labor to help the public understand the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): "As part of the administration of the FLSA and the FMLA,...
This year, copyrighted works published in 1924 have entered the public domain after 95 years of copyright protection. In 2019, published works entered the public domain for the first time in decades after a 20 year lapse. Several amendments to federal copyright law throughout the 20th century...
Word Cloud of Jenkins Services
Now that our first year in our new location has come to an end, we decided to revisit the new resources we've added and go over some of the work we've done in 2019. Jenkins added a new in house database this year - Cheetah from Wolters Kluwer . This database has extensive and comprehensive coverage...
Happy New Year
We will be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2020!
HeinOnline has announced the addition of a new database, The U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library . The database includes documents related to the impeachment of the four affected presidents, and also provides a general overview of impeachment with resources from the Congressional Research Service...
Happy Holidays
We will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!
Ever wonder why the same search across different legal databases can produce results with different relevancy rankings? It's because of the unique algorithms each database uses. In order for researchers to better understand how the databases cultivate their specific algorithms, representatives from...
Since 1970, the Pennsylvania legislature has worked on a project to group all of the Pennsylvania statutes by subject. The project consolidates the laws into Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) titles that are organized by subject. Prior to 1970, all Pennsylvania statutes were...
“[R]ecognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” These words, from the first sentence of the Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , embody the spirit of...