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What the New Alimony Law in New Jersey Means for You

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony guidelines, it imposes restrictions on the duration of alimony and provides guidance on when alimony may be reduced, suspended or termi...

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Happy Birthday HRLegalist!

Today, HRLegalist celebrates its first birthday. We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our readers and invite you to let us know of any labor and employment issues that you would like to see addressed on HRLegalist in the upcoming year. We hope you have enjoyed our posts and look forward to continuing to provide valuable insight into th...

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Norristown school board considers refinancing debt, granting tax abatement

Obermayer, serving as bond counsel, was mentioned in the Times Herald article which explained how The Norristown Area School District could see more than $100,000 in savings should the school board vote to approve refinancing a portion of the district’s outstanding debt according to a presentation by representatives from PNC Capital Mark...

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September 22, 2014 – HIPAA Compliance Deadline for Business Associate Agreements Is Just Around the Corner

All business associate agreements (“BAAs”) must be updated and compliant with current Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (“HIPAA”) regulations by September 22, 2014. Failure to meet this deadline could result in large penalties for covered entities and/or business associates if there is a breach of protected...

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Tiffani McDonough and Michael Phillips Named "Lawyers on the Fast Track"

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Tiffani L. McDonough and Michael V. Phillips have been named to this year’s Pennsylvania “Lawyers on the Fast Track” list by the Legal Intelligencer. The 36 individuals on the list are seen as the future leaders of the Commonwealth’s legal community. The honorees were care...

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How do I get a “legal separation” in Pennsylvania?

You don’t! Unlike several other states, Pennsylvania does not require separating parties to go to court and request that a judge issue a formal decree separating the parties. Rather, separating parties in Pennsylvania may enter in to private agreements, setting forth the terms of their separation. Common issues that arise during the separatio...

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How to Structure an Employee Severance Package Regarding COBRA and the ACA

Often, when parting ways with an employee, an employer may offer to pay for some months of COBRA continuation coverage so that the employee can remain covered without having to pay the substantial premiums associated with COBRA. Historically, this always seemed like a solid gesture from the employer and a “no-brainer” from the employee&...

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Handling Environmental Opportunities & Challenges with Local Municipalities in a Post-Robinson World

Date:          Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Time:          12 pm to 1 pm Faculty:     Gary Brown, President                   RT Environm...

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Child Support During College Enforced Pursuant to Contract

A question often asked of family law practitioners is whether child support continues when a child attends college. In the early 1990s, this issue was addressed head-on by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as the legislature. In the seminal case of Blue v. Blue, 616 A.2d. 628 (Pa. 1992), the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that a parent owe...

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News from the Health Law Gurus™: Week of August 31, 2014

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. Click here to view the full article.

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