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Obermayer Attorneys and RT Environmental Services Engineer Present at Environmental Seminar

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Joseph J. McGovern, Hercules W. Grigos and Alex P. Basilvesky presented, “Handling Environmental Opportunities & Challenges with Local Municipalities in a Post-Robinson World,” live at the firm’s Philadelphia office and via web to remote locations. Gary Brown, P.E., Presiden...

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Obermayer Adds Former Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C. Family Law Chair

Former chair of Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C.’s family law group, Samantha J. Evian, joins Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP. Evian will reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office. “Samantha brings more than a decade of experience to the firm,” said Obermayer Family Law Department Chair David L. Ladov. “I thi...

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My Spouse Wants Me Out. Do I Lose Rights to the House by Leaving?

A prickly issue that may arise when parties separate is who gets to stay in the marital residence during the parties’ separation period. In Pennsylvania, both spouses have a right to be in and/or on a marital property that is owned or rented jointly by the parties. Generally, courts will not evict one party from the residence if the parties a...

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Constitutional Environmental Rights

On December 19, 2013 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Robinson Twp. v. Commonwealth,83 A.3d 901 (Pa. 2013). The principle question before the Court was the constitutionality of various provisions of Act 13, the Corbett administration’s signature 2012 legislation that rewrote Pennsylvania’s oil & gas...

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Michael Vagnoni Recognized for His Service by Recognized by the Homeless Advocacy Project

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Michael Vagnoni was recognized by the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) in recognition of the outstanding legal services he provided to a HAP client. Vagnoni recently concluded a lengthy representation of a homeless veteran who had applied for Social Security Disability benefits and was denied. For ...

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Reminder to Private Employers: EE0-1 Reports Due Soon!

If you are a private employer with 100 or more employees, you must file an EE0-1 Report with the federal Joint Reporting Committee no later than September 30, 2014. The EEOC uses this employment data to detect employment patterns and to assist in civil rights enforcement. The EE0-1 Report is a snapshot of what an employer’s workforce looks li...

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What the New Alimony Law in New Jersey Means for You

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony guidelines, it imposes restrictions on the duration of alimony and provides guidance on when alimony may be reduced, suspended or termi...

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Happy Birthday HRLegalist!

Today, HRLegalist celebrates its first birthday. We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our readers and invite you to let us know of any labor and employment issues that you would like to see addressed on HRLegalist in the upcoming year. We hope you have enjoyed our posts and look forward to continuing to provide valuable insight into th...

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Norristown School Board Considers Refinancing Debt, Granting Tax Abatement

Obermayer, serving as bond counsel, was mentioned in the Times Herald article which explained how The Norristown Area School District could see more than $100,000 in savings should the school board vote to approve refinancing a portion of the district’s outstanding debt according to a presentation by representatives from PNC Capital Mark...

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September 22, 2014 – HIPAA Compliance Deadline for Business Associate Agreements Is Just Around the Corner

All business associate agreements (“BAAs”) must be updated and compliant with current Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act (“HIPAA”) regulations by September 22, 2014. Failure to meet this deadline could result in large penalties for covered entities and/or business associates if there is a breach of protected...

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