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Countdown to Compliance for Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

If you are an entity covered by Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Section 1557), you have less than a week to prepare your non-discrimination notices and taglines. The final rule implementing 1557 requires that by October 16, 2016, healthcare providers and other covered entities publish and disseminate non-discrimi...

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Employer Best Practices For Curbing “Locker Room Talk” At the Office

As you are probably aware, “locker room talk” has become a recent issue in the news. Hopefully, we can all agree that the office is not the place for such crude remarks.  But how can managers effectively curb such offensive language – especially if the office environment is full of banter among co-workers? Continue Reading  

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Alexander V. Batoff is quoted in Pennsylvania Record

Alexander V. Batoff is quoted in the featured Pennsylvania Record article “Ban the box’ regulations unlikely to change in Philadelphia” (October 12, 2016)

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Bankruptcy Avoidance Litigation Part II – Do I Really Have to Give That Payment Back?

  In the first installment of this article, we discussed the prevalence of preference litigation and some of the commonly-available defenses to business vendors to limit or even eliminate liability to the bankruptcy estate. While preference actions are by far the most common type of avoidance litigation brought in bankruptcy cases, this is not ...

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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce – October 8, 2016

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on October 8, 2016.  

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David Nasatir Moderates CCPA Meet the Developers Panel

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner David A. Nasatir moderated Center City’s Proprietors Association’s “Meet the Developers - Next Generation” event. The panel included some of the city's innovative developers and visionaries who are driving changes to Philadelphia's neighborhoods and skyline.  The discussion, before a full ...

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Blurred Lines: Courts Still Unclear On When Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

Since its passage in 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has prohibited discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Title VII, which applies to all employers with 15 or more employees, is one of several major United States employment statutes that is enforced by the EEOC. Despite bills such a...

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Without a Box to Stand on: States May Lack Right to Fight EEOC Criminal History Guidance After All

Overview As our readers are likely aware, ordinances have been adopted in recent years in numerous jurisdictions limiting an employer’s ability to inquire about a job applicant’s criminal background. These so-called  “Ban the Box” ordinances prohibit employers from conducting criminal background checks until after giving applicants cond...

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Lawrence Tabas to Speak at HIPAA Compliance Boot Camp

September 28, 2016 -- Lawrence J. Tabas will be a speaker at the “HIPAA Compliance Boot Camp” program on September 28th held at the Holiday Inn Philadelphia Stadium. Mr. Tabas' topics will include “How HIPAA Relates to Electronic Communication” and “Handling Medical Record Confidentiality Breaches: Best Practices for Worst-Case Scenarios...

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Karen Sanchez Selected to 2016 Top Women in Law

Obermayer partner Karen Sanchez was one of twenty-five Pennsylvania lawyers selected as a member of the Legal Intelligencer’s “2016 Top Women in Law.” The recognition shines a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across the Commonwealth. Sanchez is an experienced business lawyer with a Master of Business Administrati...

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