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House GOP Leadership Signals Support for Mandatory Employment Verification and More Visas for Skilled Workers

U.S. employers should take note of the House GOP’s announcement on January 30, 2014, because it could signal a move towards mandatory participation in E-Verify and an increase in the number of visas available to foreign workers. Specifically, House leaders announced their support for stronger employment verification and workplace enforcement ...

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Rumor Has It: Employers Need To Be Wary of “No Gossip” Policies

Although most employers would agree that gossip in the workplace is detrimental to employee morale and productivity, banning it could be a risky proposition. In a recent decision, Laurus Technical Institute, NLRB ALJ, No. 10-CA-093934 (Dec. 11, 2013), a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Administrative Law Judge ruled that a non-un...

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Video Interview: Discussing Snow Day Compensation with LXBN TV

Following up on Ms. McDonough's recent blog on issues employers should be aware of with regards to snow days, particularly the compensation side of things, she was interviewed by Colin O’Keefe of LXBN on the subject. The interview highlights guidance on what employers should do to prepare for snow days, and how they should comp...

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Obermayer Adds Family Law Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP has added associate Amy L. Rokuson in the firm’s Family Law Department. Rokuson will reside in the firm’s Cherry Hill, NJ office. Amy L. Rokuson focuses her practice on matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and domestic violence issues. Prior...

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New Rule for New York City Employers: Reasonable Workplace Accommodations Required for Pregnant Employees

The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“NYC PWFA”), which takes effect January 30, 2014, requires New York City employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue ha...

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Video Interview: Discussing Snow Day Compensation with LXBN TV

Following up on my recent piece here on issues employers should be aware of with regards to snow days, particularly the compensation side of things, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN on the subject. In the brief interview, I share quick guidance on what employers should do to prepare for snow days, and how they should ...

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Rumor Has It: Employers Need To Be Weary of “No Gossip” Policies

Although most employers would agree that gossip in the workplace is detrimental to employee morale and productivity, banning it could be a risky proposition. In a recent decision, Laurus Technical Institute, NLRB ALJ, No. 10-CA-093934 (Dec. 11, 2013), a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Administrative Law Judge ruled that a non-un...

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So, You Were Served with a Complaint for Divorce…Now What?

First, remain calm. Do not panic. You have time to respond. In New Jersey, once you are served with a Complaint for Divorce, you have 35 days to respond to it. Take this time to get organized! If you have not already done so, start to gather information that will assist in your case. Specifically, make a list of all of the assets/liabilities acquir...

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Health Care Entity Pays $150,000 to HHS as a Result of Stolen Thumb Drive Containing PHI

Encrypting USB drives, analyzing security risks, and implementing breach notification policies and procedures could mean the difference between compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and significant HIPAA penalties.  Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (“APDerm”), a Massach...

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Obermayer Launches Family Law Blog

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP announces the launch of “Obermayer Family Matters - Divorce, Custody and Beyond™” – an on-line resource covering timely news and information about all issues relating to divorce and custody issues. Content will be written by Obermayer family law attorneys, and will include relevant ...

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