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Workplace Scents and Sensibility

  Spring is beginning to bloom and for many of us this means taking time to stop and smell the flowers. However, those delightful smells of spring can trigger annoying and sometimes painful physical reactions for many who suffer from asthma and allergies.  The fresh (almost) spring air reminds us here at HR Legalist that many people may face...

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Whose Your Mommy? Legality of Surrogacy Contracts

  It appears that regardless of her separation and subsequent divorce from husband, Lamar Sally, television personality, Sherri Shephard, will still retain the title of “mommy” to Lamar Sally, Jr. On March 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied allocatur on Shephard’s appeal on the enforceability of her surrogacy agreement, whi...

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DOL Proposes Rule Mandating Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On the heels of five states plus a number of cities, including Philadelphia and Washington DC, enacting paid sick leave legislation, the federal government is adding momentum toward a national paid sick leave law by mandating paid sick leave for federal contractors. Continue Reading

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Do I have to pay for my Child’s Car Insurance?

Many divorcing or divorced parents ask whether they will have to pay for the cost of their child’s car insurance once their child reaches driving age. This is always a difficult question to answer because New Jersey law does not provide a definitive answer to the car insurance question.  We were provided with at least some clarification on thi...

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NJ Wage Hike Proposal – Will Employers Feel the Burn?

  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been outspoken in his support of a $15/hour national minimum wage.  However — at least for private employers – such a change can come only through joint action by both Congress and the president.  Since the last increase to the federal minimum wage in July 2009 (to $7.25/hour), minimum wage is...

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Michael E. Bertin Re-Appointed as Zone One Delegate to Pennsylvania Bar Association

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin was re-appointed as a Zone One Delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House Of Delegates. In this role, Bertin will be a member of the body charged with setting the policy of PBA. Bertin, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and frequent author and lectur...

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SURROGACY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN PENNSYLVANIA

Title:  “SURROGACY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN PENNSYLVANIA” Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Time: 12pm to 1pm Faculty:  David L. Ladov, Esq.                           Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP                                One Penn Cen...

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What is a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order?

Obermayer’s Central Pennsylvania family law attorney, Cara Boyanowski, discusses what a protection from abuse (PFA) order is.     Cara A. Boyanowski concentrates her practice in the field of domestic law and wills and estates.  As a domestic law practitioner, she represents clients in simple and complex divorce, support, custody, ali...

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Lawsuit Bait: Reimagining the Revenant in Today’s Litigious World

Although the Oscars are eleven days away, it seems that the online collective of paid critics, amateur bloggers, and self-professed film buffs has already announced the “rightful winners.”  Whatever the Academy Awards Committee officially decides, the court of public opinion has long since pulled the Oscar bait off the hook and separated the...

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Obermayer Partner Invited as Faculty to 21st Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner and Chair of the Professional Liability Department Gary M. Samms will be a featured speaker at the 21st Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference in Big Sky, Montana.  Samms will provide three specific presentations.  The topics include “Dealing With Unexpected or Poor Outcomes After Anesthesia”...

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