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Networking with a Purpose

Networking with a Purpose As attorneys you are not taught networking in law school yet you have a career in which you are expected to generate business. This session will address how to use your time effectively to network and how preparation and authenticity can build a strong network. October 18, 2016 Noon – 1:30 pm Conference Room 34A Lun...

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Lawrence Tabas to Speak at HIPAA Compliance Boot Camp

September 28, 2016 -- Lawrence J. Tabas will be a speaker at the “HIPAA Compliance Boot Camp” program on September 28th held at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium. Mr. Tabas' topics will include “How HIPAA Relates to Electronic Communication” and “Handling Medical Record Confidentiality Breaches: Best Practices for Worst-Case Scenarios...

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Karen Sanchez Selected to 2016 Top Women in Law

Obermayer partner Karen Sanchez was one of twenty-five Pennsylvania lawyers selected as a member of the Legal Intelligencer’s “2016 Top Women in Law.” The recognition shines a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across the Commonwealth. Sanchez is an experienced business lawyer with a Master of Business Administrati...

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Obermayer Attorney Speaks at CCPA

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Ivo Becica presented, “Overtime Changes on the Horizon: What Employers Should Know,” at the Center City Proprietors Association Seminar. He addressed the current “white collar” overtime exemptions under federal law, summarized the new rules (minus the legal jargon), and included pointers o...

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Obermayer Attorneys Speak at Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey HR Council

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Matthew Green and Ivo Becica presented, “Ban the Box,” at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey HR Council. They addressed New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law which was enacted last year, similar laws and ordinances in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, best practices for conducting background c...

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Obermayer Attorney Speaks at PBI Immigration Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Gregory Eck presented, “Nonimmigrant Visa Options for Visitors,” at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Immigration Seminar. He addressed rules and procedures for foreign nationals who wish to travel to the United States for tourism, business meetings, conferences, and other temporary visits. ...

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Andrew Horowitz Authors PHRA Perspectives Article

Andrew Horowitz authored “Overbroad Non-competes: A Cautionary Tale” in the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association’s newsletter PHRA Perspectives - Conference Edition: September 2016 (see p. 11). Click HERE to read the article.

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One Expensive Bottle of Orange Juice: Denial of a $1.69 Orange Juice Costs Dollar General $277, 565 in Back Pay and Damages

On September 16, 2016, a Tennessee jury awarded Linda Atkins, a former Dolgencorp LLC (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) Sales Associate, $277,565 in back pay and compensatory damages after being fired for drinking orange juice prior to paying the $1.69 cost to prevent a diabetic episode. Continue Reading

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EEOC Supports NLRB’s Joint-Employer Standard before DC Circ.

On September 14, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit expressing support for the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) loosened standard of a joint employer. Under this loosened standard, a joint-employer relationship can exist if an employer exerted “indirect contro...

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