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Unpaid Internships: Avoid a FLSA Faux Pas

A sampling of Obermayer's HR Legalist Blog's recent post on unpaid internships can be read here. With the excitement of New York Fashion Week coming to a close, there is one recent trend that the fashion industry should pay particular attention to—unpaid internship lawsuits.  The fashion industry is now among a recent slew of industries...

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Government Shutdown: How Does It Affect Your Pending Labor and Employment Matters?

A stalemate in Congress has caused the federal government to shutdown as of October 1, 2013.  As a result, various federal agencies that enforce labor and employment laws are shutdown or operating in a very limited capacity.  For many, the shutdown and its attendant effects will include such things as the tolling of filing deadlines, cancellation of mediations and hearings, and delays in the processing of FOIA requests.  Federal agencies have posted contingency plans for operations during the shutdown on their respective websites.  Below are the main highlights for each agency.

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Nina Stryker presents at Fundamentals of Estate Administration Seminars

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Nina B. Stryker presented and served as moderator and course planner at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Fundamentals of Estate Administration” seminars in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department Stryker...

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Bankers Beware: A Term Sheet Might Be a Contract

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court has lenders concerned that the common practice of exchanging  term sheets with  potential borrowers could saddle  them with unintended contractual obligations. In County Line/New Britain Realty, LP v. Harleysville National Bank and Trust Company, the Superior Court affirmed a trial...

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New Jersey Requires Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault

Beginning on October 1, 2013, the New Jersey Security and Financial Employment Act (“NJ SAFE Act”) will require public and private employers in New Jersey with 25 or more employees to provide up to 20 days of unpaid leave, within a 12 month period, to an employee who is the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.  The unpaid...

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Take Your Best Shot: It's Time to “Stump the Lawyers” in our Labor Relations and Employment Law Department

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department will host its popular “Stump the Lawyers” breakfast program. We invite you to attend and bring your workplace issues and questions to see if we can help you resolve them. Test our partners and associates wit...

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State Tax Incentives for New Jersey Businesses and Developers: New Jersey State Legislature Passes Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

After several months of revisions and debate, the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 (the “Act”) has been passed by both houses of the New Jersey state legislature and was signed by Governor Chris Christie on September 18, 2013.  Under the auspices of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (the “EDA”), t...

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Dave Nasatir quoted in Times Herald on Conshohocken Redevelopment Project

Dave Nasatir was quoted in Times Herald, "Conshohocken Council chooses Keystone plan for Fayette Street hotel, offices," on the Conshohocken Borough's vote of 6-1  to recommend approval by the Redevelopment Authority of Keystone Property Group's (KPG) $200 million redevelopment project. KPG is proposing to build an 18-story, 200-room...

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Gary Samms quoted on Poststar.com

Gary Samms is quoted on a legal battle between two wireless Internet companies over bandwidth in Washington County, NY. Click here to read the full article.

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Patent Portfolios After Myriad, How to Fit in Those New Genes?

Joseph Aceto authored the article, "Patent Portfolios After Myriad, How to Fit in Those New Genes?" in the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters publication, which explores the recent US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. and its clarification of what is considered patentable subject matter. Patent...

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