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OVERTIME CHANGES ON THE HORIZON – WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW

Title:        “OVERTIME CHANGES ON THE HORIZON – WHAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW” Date:        Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Time:        12pm to 1pm Faculty:     Ivo Becica, Esq.                                Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP     ...

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Women in Transition - Financial and Legal Game Plan for a Changing World

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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce - May 14, 2016

Please join Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson at the Second Saturday Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  

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U.S. Government Expands Job Opportunities for Foreign STEM Students

As HR Legalist has reported, the H-1B Cap has been met for FY2017.  USCIS received over 236,000 petitions.   From among this number were selected the congressionally mandated limit of 65,000 regular cap H-1B petitions, and an additional 20,000 for those with Master’s degrees.  For  F-1 student applicants who were unsuccessful in this yea...

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New Pennsylvania Bill Makes Spousal Abuse Victims’ Divorce Process Easier

Recently, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law giving spousal abuse victims in Pennsylvania additional rights when pursuing a divorce. This law will become effective in the middle of June 2016. It has been said that, “this legislation will make the lives of abused spouses across the commonwealth safer.” Continue Reading

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Tassos Efstratiades presented on SmartCEO Panel

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades presented on SmartCEO Magazine’s panel, “Key Legal Issues a CEO Must Be Aware Of.” Efstratiades discussed common mistakes CEOs make when it comes to compliance with laws and regulations, as well as things they can do to be proactive.             Ef...

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Uber Drivers to Remain Independent Contractors…For Now

Uber, the independent taxi service where you can “drive your car and be your own boss,” has long attracted controversy for classifying its drivers as independent contractors and not employees. Class-action lawsuits claiming that Uber has abused and misused the 1099 form have been filed and certified in courts across the nation, including Ca...

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Walter Cohen Quoted in Pittsburgh City Paper

Click hereWalter Cohen was quoted in Pittsburgh City Paper article, "Three Democratic candidates are jockeying for Kane’s spot in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office." Click here to read the full article.

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What’s in a Name?

As Juliet stated to Romeo in Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed lovers, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” Her statement emphasizes her love for Romeo as an individual, not as an extension of his family or of course his family surname of Montague. So where did the concept of a women “t...

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Spring Showers Bring HIPAA Breaches

OCR has announced several recent settlement agreements to resolve violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). These settlement amounts range from $25,000 to $3.9 million dollars and illustrate a range of mistakes that health care providers make with respect to their HIPAA compliance. This post briefly summ...

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