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Navigating the Shifting Seas: NLRB’S New “Ambush” Election Rules and Recent Decisions Impacting the American Workplace

All non-union employers need to know the new rules of the game .The NLRB’s “quickie election rules,” scheduled to become effective April 14, 2015, will radically change union election procedures and reduce the amount of time an employer will have to run a campaign and educate its workers. By shrinking this time period, employers w...

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CMS Launches Next Generation ACO

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released information about a new accountable care organization (“ACO”) model, called the Next Generation ACO. According to CMS, “the Next Generation ACO Model offers a new opportunity in accountable care – one that sets more predictable financial ...

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Michael E. Bertin Admitted to American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin has been admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Bertin is now one of 1600 fellows in the United States and one of less than 80 in Pennsylvania. In order to be admitted into this highly regarded organization, a family law attorney must have fulf...

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Min Suh Appointed Chair of Firm Diversity Committee

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Min S. Suh was appointed chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. The committee focuses on recruiting and retaining diverse attorneys and staff, as well as other diversity initiatives within the firm.             Suh has practiced immigr...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2015 New Jersey Rising Stars List

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Eric J. Greco, Matthew A. Green and Shari B. Veisblatt have been named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as top up-and-coming attorneys in New Jersey for 2015. Greco is listed in the primary area of employment litigation, Green is listed for business litigation and Veisblatt ...

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Dawn Tancredit Served as Co-Planner of Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Dawn M. Tancredi served as co-planner and speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE “Understanding Philadelphia Zoning.” Tancredi lectured on presenting a case to the zoning board and preserving constitutional challenges. Tancredi is a seasoned zoning and land use attorney ...

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Premera Blue Cross Targeted by Hackers – 11 Million Individuals Compromised

Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”) announced this week that it has been the target of a sophisticated cybersecurity attack in which the information of approximately 11 million individuals has been compromised. This announcement comes on the heels of the cybersecurity attack against health insurer Anthem, Inc., which affected approximately...

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Stephanie Winegrad Elected 2015 Vice Chair of the Montgomery Bar Family Law Section

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Stephanie Winegrad has been elected vice chair of the Montgomery Bar Family Law Section for 2015. Winegrad focuses her practice on family law, handling matters including, divorce, custody and support. She is a frequent lecturer on family law topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Pennsylvan...

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Reminder: New Jersey “Ban the Box” is Now in Effect

On March 1, 2015, the Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”) went into effect in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie signed the Act into law last year in an effort to preclude public and private employers with 15 or more employees from asking about a job applicant’s criminal record until after the first job interview, unless th...

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Managing Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five people will experience a psychiatric disability during their lifetime. With the prevalence of mental impairments, employers are often confronted with the complex issue of managing employees with psychiatric disabilities. Employees suffering from a qualifying psychiatric disability, ...

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