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Handling Ebola-Contaminated Waste: Guidance for Hospitals and Haulers

Ebola is a messy disease. Patient care, even in hospital isolation, produces large quantities of contaminated waste … linens, towels, gowns, masks, gloves and sharps … that many hospitals are not equipped to dispose on site. In non-hospital settings, symptomatic patients contaminate virtually everything they contact including porous m...

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Proposed Reforms to Liver Transplant System Address Disparity, Raise Ethical Questions

Each year over 1,500 individuals in the United States die while waiting for a liver transplantation. Another 1,500 candidates are removed from waiting lists because they are deemed too medically frail to receive a liver. Some reformers believe that these figures can be reduced by changing administrative procedures used to determine how organs are d...

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Obermayer Attorneys Speak at PBI Marital Settlement Agreement Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Managing Partner Robert I Whitelaw and attorney Maris J. Weiner served as faculty for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s, “Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements” in Philadelphia. They discussed the pitfalls and complexities of drafting marital settlement agreements. Whitelaw is co-chairma...

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Is the Quantified Employee a Healthier Employee?

Tiffani McDonough was quoted in Fast Company's, "Is the Quantified Employee a Healthier Employee?" where she discussed how companies that tie fitness trackers into employee wellness programs and offer incentives, such as lower insurance premiums to those who participate, could land themselves in hot water. Click here to read the full article.

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Kurt Straub Receives Three Defense Verdicts

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner J. Kurt Straub received three defense verdicts on behalf of three nurse clients in the case of Judith Algeo, Guardian of the Estate of Jenna Marie Scott v. Lower Bucks Hospital, et al. This was a month-long jury trial before the Hon. Robert J. Mellon in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. It wa...

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CMS Announces Launch of Open Payments Database: $3.5 Billion Paid to Physicians and Teaching Hospitals

The Open Payments database (the “Database”) is now live, and the first round of data is available to the public on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) website. This first round of data reflects “nearly 4.4 million payments valued at nearly $3.5 billion attributable to 546,000 individual physicians an...

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David Ladov Speaks at Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David L. Ladov presented, “Hot Tips from Past Chairs of both the MBA and PBA Family Law Sections” at the Family Law Section of the Montgomery Bar Association’s October meeting. As chair of the firm’s family law department, Ladov handles both routine and complex cases, repre...

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I Think My Spouse is Cheating. Is it a Crime to Spy on Them?

Unexplained absences, secretive phone calls, late nights at the office – all telltale signs that your spouse may be up to no good. With advances in technology it has become easier and easier for suspicious spouses to snoop on their spouses activities and whereabouts. However, spies beware! You can read the full post, view and subscribe to th...

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Beyond Essential Functions: The Role of Job Reassignments in Accommodating Employee Disabilities

Imagine for a moment that you are the HR Manager for a company with many physically demanding jobs. One of your employees submits a doctor’s note prohibiting her from lifting anything over 25 pounds. Mindful of your obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you check to see if the lifting restriction will prevent the employ...

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I-9 and E-Verify: Knowing the Difference Makes a Big Difference for Employers

At a recent presentation on Form I-9 compliance a participant asked: “Isn’t E-Verify just an electronic replacement for the I-9 form?” This a great question and I am glad someone asked it because knowing the answer is critical to compliance with federal employment regulations. The answer is a resounding, “NO!” The E-Ve...

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