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Family Law Monthly Breakfast Series: DIVORCE & TAXES: FILING TAX RETURNS DURING AND AFTER DIVORCE

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THE HANGING CHAD: THE ROLE OF ATTORNEYS IN ELECTIONS AND ELECTION LAW PRIMER

Title:   “THE HANGING CHAD: THE ROLE OF ATTORNEYS IN ELECTIONS AND ELECTION LAW PRIMER” Date:   Thursday, September 17, 2015 Time:   12pm to 1pm Faculty:   Lawrence J. Tabas, Esq. Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & ...

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Obermayer Partners Present at Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association

  From left: RBC Capital Markets Director, U.S. Municipal Finance Daniel C. O’Brien, Obermayer partner Stephanie J. Sprenkle, Rudloph Clarke partner Michael P. Clarke, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. Senior Project Manager Joseph Platt and Obermayer partner David A. Nasatir. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partners David A. Nasati...

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USCIS Memorandum on Specialized Knowledge Workers to Go into Effect August 31st

  In my HRLegalist blog post on April 2, 2015 I shared with our readers the news of the USCIS draft Policy Memorandum (“L-1B Memo” or “Memo”) offering clarification on the definition of “specialized knowledge.” The Memo clarifies for USCIS officers how L-1B visa petitioners may demonstrate that an emplo...

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How Does Ashley Madison Membership Affect PA Divorces?

Ashley-Madison is a controversial online dating/social networking service, based in Canada, which markets to married individuals or those in a committed relationship. Its slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site, which was launched in 2001, has more than 124 million visitors each month. On July 15, 2015, the site was hacked...

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  Regardless of what type of legal or physical custody a parent exercises, under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), all parents are provided with certain rights surrounding their ability to access their child’s educational records. For example, under FERPA, a school district must provide both parent...

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Third Circuit Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling in Discrimination and Retaliation Case

On August 12, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a precedential opinion in Jones v. SEPTA, a discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a former employee of the Philadelphia-area transit agency. The Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the employee’s claims, and addressed two key legal issues: (1) whether suspensions ...

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The Phase I: Important Considerations In Urban Development

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OFFSIDES: NLRB Punts on Whether College Football Players Can Unionize

  OFFSIDES: NLRB Punts on Whether College Football Players Can Unionize Last year, in what was lauded as a potentially game changing decision (pun intended), Peter Sung Ohr, the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled that the grant-in-aid scholarship football players at Northwestern Univers...

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Schooling and Divorce

This post discusses how routine tasks for schooling are impacted by separation and divorce in Pennsylvania. As summer comes to an end, it is important to remember divorced or non-intact families must approach their child’s schooling a little differently than intact families. For example, many intact families designate one parent to co...

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