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Structuring Unpaid Internships to Avoid FLSA Violations

Recent court decisions may curtail the use of unpaid internships at for-profit businesses, as companies now face substantial liability for improperly classifying interns under the "trainee exception" of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Traditionally, unpaid internships have proven to be a crucial resource for inexperienced students and recent g...

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Gifts May Warrant Deviation in Child Support Calculation

In Pennsylvania, child support is based on an income-driven system. To calculate child support, both parties' net incomes are obtained and then applied to a guideline. Pursuant to 23 Pa. C.S. §4302, for purposes of child support, "income" includes compensation for services, including, but not limited to, wages, salaries, bonuses, fees, compens...

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Disabilities Affecting Millions

In the United States, an estimated 34 million people have been diagnosed with cancer, epilepsy or diabetes, and more than 2 million have an intellectual disability. Unsurprisingly, most employers receive accommodation requests related to these medical conditions. On May 15, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released guidance in the form ...

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Matthew Green and Michael Phillips' Win Listed as Top PA Settlement of 2012

Obermayer's Matthew Green and Michael Phillips' $1.14M construction defect claim settlement was listed as a Top Pennsylvania Settlement of 2012 in Verdict Search. The case centered around homebuyers who purchased newly constructed condo units in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, only to find major issues with their units and the ...

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Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Businesses: The Employer Mandate

Since its affirmation by the Supreme Court in June of 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the “Health Care Law”) has been in the forefront of long-range planning for businesses of all sizes. The requirements of the Health Care Law have been implemented in phases, with the Employer Mandate scheduled to begin Jan...

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Shari Veisblatt Interviewed by CBS2

Shari Veisblatt was interviewed by CBS 2 (New York) for their story “Adult Bullies Take Their Stalking Online. Scary New Trend Leaves Victims Feeling Powerless, Living In Fear.” Watch the interview here.

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Gary Samms and Team Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict

Obermayer's Gary Samms, along with Eileen Keefe and Jackie Roe, received a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice action in Fretwell v. St. Luke’s Hospital, et al., that involved a shoulder dystocia where the child received a permanent Erbs Palsy at birth.

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WHAT STATE LAW APPLIES TO A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT?

By Anastasius Efstratiades - Co-Chair, Business & Finance Department, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Restrictive covenants in employment or other settings must be reviewed with the particular law of the State that governs the agreement in mind.  A restrictive covenant can be any covenant imposing restrictions on one of the par...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named to 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. In addition, several attorneys were also selected for inclusion in 2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars – the top-up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth – as noted below. The...

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Efstratiades Authors FEI Article on Restrictive Covenants

Anastasius (Tassos) Efstratiades authored WHAT STATE LAW APPLIES TO A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT published in the Financial Executives International (FEI) publication Connections – (Philadelphia Chapter , May 2013). Efstratiades is co-chair of the firm’s Business and Finance Department where his practice focuses on banking, general corporate...

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