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Department of Labor Refuses to Let the Clock Run Out on the Persuader Rule…How about Overtime?

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal of District Judge Sam R. Cummings’ November order that blocked the Department of Labor’s controversial “persuader rule.” The rule, discussed by HRLegalist when it was announced in March 2016, required employers to disclose their agreements with outside consultants hir...

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Family Law Attorney Shari Veisblatt featured in 2017 edition of Suburban Family Life, "A New Start for a New Year"

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice attorney Shari B. Veisblatt is profiled in Suburban Family Magazine/2017 Health & Wellness Guide’s (Volume 7, Issue 10) cover and in the article, “A New Start for a New Year.”  Click here to read the article.

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Changes to Section 3301(D) of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code

For many, many years, the plaintiff to a unilateral, no-fault divorce proceeding, as set forth under Section 3301(d) of the Pennsylvania Divorce Code, had to wait no less than two years before he or she could request the entry of a final decree in divorce from his or her estranged spouse. Under such grounds, the plaintiff had to file a divorce ...

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Time is of the Essence When Reporting a Breach of PHI

 The failure to timely report a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI) has cost Presence Health (one of the largest health systems in Illinois) almost half of a million dollars. Earlier this month, Presence Health agreed to pay $475,000 and enter into a corrective action plan (CAP) with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) based ...

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The Party's Over: Changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax Obligations

An ordinance amending the Philadelphia realty transfer tax (RTT) chapter of the Philadelphia Code was enacted on December 8, 2016, and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.  The ordinance makes two primary changes to the city RTT.  (The 1% state RTT is not affected.)  (1)  Goodbye 89/11, hello 74/26.  Under current law, a "real estate compan...

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Nina Stryker Receives 2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Nina B. Stryker received the “2016 Distinguished Estate Planner Award,” which is presented annually by the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council.  The award honors an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of estate planning. Chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department...

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The Gig Economy: Employee or Independent Contractor?

The gig economy is a domain where companies hire workers for specific projects or “gigs.” Generally these workers retain control over the manner and the means of performing their work and are classified as independent contractors. Currently, the gig economy is booming, as Time Magazine’s recent survey estimated that it...

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NLRB SETS ASIDE UNION ELECTION ON TECHNICAL VIOLATION OF QUICKIE ELECTION RULE

As our readers may recall, last year HRLegalist previously reported how the National Labor Relation Board’s (“Board”) quickie election rules would impact an employer’s ability to counter a union’s organizing efforts by expediting the election process and effectively limit the employer’s ability to raise pre-election challenges to pr...

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Family Law Attorneys featured in December 2016 edition of Suburban Life, Fresh Start for a New Year

Obermayer’s Family Law Practice is profiled in Suburban Life/Montgomery County Magazine’s (December 2016) cover and in the article, “Fresh Start for a New Year”  Click here to read the article.

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Department of Justice’s Holiday Treat: A New Final Rule for Employers

As the saying goes, “No news is good news,” and HRLegalist is happy to report today that the final rule introduced this week by the Department of Justice, just in time for the holidays, introduces no new requirements for employers, which is about as good a gift as we can expect from the federal government! We report on the final rule simply a...

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