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Marital Property Versus Non-Marital Property

Absent a prenuptial agreement, the definition of marital property is an item acquired by either spouse during the course of the marriage. Therefore, any property that was purchased and/or owned by a spouse prior to the parties’ date of marriage would constitute pre-marital property and any property that was purchased after the parties’ da...

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Feats of Strength: EEOC sues CSX for Employee Strength Tests as Gender Discrimination Under Title VII

The EEOC recently filed suit against CSX Transportation, Inc. (“CSX”) in Federal Court in West Virginia, on behalf of a nationwide class of female employees.[1]  In the suit, the EEOC alleges that CSX’s policy of requiring employees and job applicants to pass certain physical strength tests in order to be eligible for certain positions...

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Obermayer Adds Health Law Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Benjamin A. Waters to the firm’s health law department. Waters practices in the Philadelphia office. Waters is a member of the firm’s Health Law Department, where he provides regulatory, compliance, and transactional advice to a broad range of health care clients, including hospitals, physician p...

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Employee Classification and the Gig Economy – Court Leaves the Door Open for “On-Call” Time for Uber Drivers

On September 13, 2017, U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied Uber’s Partial Motion for Summary Judgment in a putative class action brought by UberBLACK drivers in Philadelphia (Rezak, et al. v. Uber Technologies). In their original Class Action Complaint filed in January of 2016, the drivers allege...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Partner

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Jennifer Iseman as a partner to the firm’s Family Law Group. Iseman practices in the firm’s Cherry Hill, N.J. office. Ms. Iseman focuses her practice in divorce, support and custody litigation. She negotiates financial-based matrimonial settlements as well as child custody and parenting time agre...

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Obermayer Adds Litigation Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Timothy J. Ford to the firm’s litigation group. Ford practices in the Philadelphia office. Ford helps clients navigate all phases of complicated litigation and investigations, from prelitigation advice, pleadings, motions practice, and discovery, through trial and appeal. His practice also includes...

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Pennsylvania Child Support and Adjustments for Extra Expenses

Pennsylvania law requires that child and spousal support be awarded pursuant to a statewide guideline. The state uses a formula to calculate the obligor’s share of basic child support. On top of the basic child support the court may make adjustments to the basic support obligation and may allocate between the parties the additional expenses. ...

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Obermayer Adds Litigation Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Adam S. Goodman to the firm’s litigation group. Adam practices in the firm’s Cherry Hill, N.J. office. Goodman is a member of the firm’s litigation department. He handles drafting motions for preliminary injunctions, motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, discovery demands, briefs, inclu...

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Wage and Hour Update: Third Circuit Clarifies Standard for Showing Willful Violations in FLSA Overtime Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay time-and-a-half overtime to all non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek. Employers who fail to pay overtime may be liable for both the amount of unpaid overtime and liquidated (double) damages. The statute of limitations for FLSA claims is two years from the...

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Labor Law Update: Senate Confirms Emanuel to NLRB, 3-2 Republican Majority Signals Potential Changes on the Way

As covered earlier by HR Legalist, the Trump Administration was expected to make changes to labor and employment law through appointments to federal agencies, including the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  At the time of the election, the 5-member NLRB had only 3 seats filled (2 Democrats and 1 Republican), giving Mr. Trump...

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