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Fundamentals of Immigration Law that Every Lawyer Should Know

Title:  Fundamentals of Immigration Law that Every Lawyer Should Know Date:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time:  12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Faculty:  Min S. Suh, Esq.                Gregory J. Eck, Esq. Location:  Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel ...

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Pennsylvania Employers Consider This: Continued Employment Alone Is Not Sufficient Consideration for a Noncompetition Agreement

Pennsylvania remains one of the few states that still require “new” consideration in order for an employer to bind an existing employee to a noncompetition agreement. Not only does the consideration have to be new, it must also be “legally sufficient.” So, what rises to the level of “legally sufficient” under P...

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To Encrypt or Not to Encrypt—A $2 Million Question with a Simple Answer, HHS Says

The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) just announced a pair of settlements arising out of the theft of two laptops containing protected health information (“PHI”).  Two entities, Concentra Health Services (“Concentra”) and QCA Health Plan, Inc. of Arkansas (“QCA”), have agreed to ...

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Samms Obtains Defense Verdict in Broken Needle Case

Gary Samms, along with Jacqueline Roe, obtained a defense verdict on behalf of his client, an interventional radiologist, who was sued after a needle he was using for a bone biopsy broke off in the plaintiff's back, requiring an additional surgery to remove it. The defense win came in a case where the plaintiff claimed the manufacturer's warning cl...

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Forced Sex During Marriage Can Lead to a Protection From Abuse Order

  Did you know that a spouse can get a protection from abuse order against the other for forced sex? That is what happened in the recent case of Boykai v. Young, 2004 Pa. Super. 4 (January 7, 2014). In Pennsylvania, the Protection from Abuse Act exists to prevent and protect individuals from abuse. The Protection from Abuse Act is commonly re...

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Labor Attorneys Discuss Northwestern University v. College Athletes Players Association NLRB case

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 17, 2014 – Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP labor relations and employment law attorneys Michael Pepperman and Tiffani McDonough were the featured speakers on April 16th at the Sports & Entertainment Law Society at the University of Tulsa College of Law.  Pepperman and McDonough...

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Child Support: Will I Really Have to Pay for My Child’s College?

“Aren’t I done paying support once my kid turns 18?!” is common sentiment among many parents who are paying child support. A recent case that has been making waves in the news involves a New Jersey teenager who sued her parents so they would be forced to pay for her college education. Each state treats a divorced or separated pa...

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Immigration Attorney Min Suh Speaks at Drexel University's World Fusion Fest Workshop

Obermayer's Labor Relations and Employment Law attorney, Min S. Suh spoke at Drexel University’s International Students and Scholars Services World Fusion Fest workshop “Work Authorization for Foreign National” on April 8, 2014.  Suh discussed best practices and strategies regarding the transitions leading to Green Card statu...

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Paternity Leave Up To Bat: What Employers Should Know To Avoid Striking Out

Paternity leave is back in the spotlight after New York Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, decided to take his contractually guaranteed three days of paternity leave for the birth of his son—a decision which resulted in his absence from two games, including the season opener. Public criticism of Murphy’s paternity leave sparked a media...

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If It’s Broken, Fix It (At Least Temporarily): New “Doc Fix” Law Prevents Automatic Medicare Pay Cuts to Physicians

      Were you worried that your physician pay rate would plummet come March 31 due to medicare’s sustainable growth rate (“SGR”) formula? You can stop pulling out your hair, at least until next year. On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed into law a bill that stops automatic Medicare payment cuts due to SGR ...

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