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Obermayer Attorney Speaks at CCPA

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Ivo Becica presented, “Overtime Changes on the Horizon: What Employers Should Know,” at the Center City Proprietors Association Seminar. He addressed the current “white collar” overtime exemptions under federal law, summarized the new rules (minus the legal jargon), and included pointers o...

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Obermayer Attorneys Speak at Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey HR Council

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorneys Matthew Green and Ivo Becica presented, “Ban the Box,” at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey HR Council. They addressed New Jersey’s Ban the Box Law which was enacted last year, similar laws and ordinances in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, best practices for conducting background c...

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Andrew Horowitz Authors PHRA Perspectives Article

Andrew Horowitz authored “Overbroad Non-competes: A Cautionary Tale” in the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association’s newsletter PHRA Perspectives - Conference Edition: September 2016 (see p. 11). Click HERE to read the article.

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One Expensive Bottle of Orange Juice: Denial of a $1.69 Orange Juice Costs Dollar General $277, 565 in Back Pay and Damages

On September 16, 2016, a Tennessee jury awarded Linda Atkins, a former Dolgencorp LLC (“Dollar General” or the “Company”) Sales Associate, $277,565 in back pay and compensatory damages after being fired for drinking orange juice prior to paying the $1.69 cost to prevent a diabetic episode. Continue Reading

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EEOC Supports NLRB’s Joint-Employer Standard before DC Circ.

On September 14, 2016 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit expressing support for the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) loosened standard of a joint employer. Under this loosened standard, a joint-employer relationship can exist if an employer exerted “indirect contro...

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US DOL AND PA DOL PARTNER TO PREVENT EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION

On August 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“U.S. DOL”) and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (“PA DOL”) signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to coordinate efforts, by sharing information and conducting joint investigations on employers who may be violating one or more of the state or federal wage and hour la...

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The Doctor Will See You Right Now: Understanding Urgent Care Centers

  In today’s busy world, convenience is a prized commodity. From pre-ordering and paying online for your favorite Starbucks drink to pulling up instantaneous directions on Google Maps, people value solutions that save time and make their lives easier. This trend carries over into the health care industry; most notably in the increasing popu...

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COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENTS REQUIRING AN ALTA SURVEY IN PENNSYLVANIA

Title:                    “COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENTS REQUIRING AN ALTA SURVEY IN PENNSYLVANIA” Date:                     Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                Richard J. Croft                        ...

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NLRB Loses Its Lunch Over Chipotle’s Social Media Policy

  On August 18, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed an administrative law judge’s (ALJ) March 14, 2016 ruling that Chipotle’s “Social Media Code of Conduct” violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). By way of background, Chipotle terminated associate James Kennedy in February of 2015 shortly after he made...

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Michael E. Bertin Appointed to Board of Managers of PA Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael E. Bertin has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Managers for the Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy Of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Bertin is one of 1600 AAML fellows in the United States and one of less than 80 in Pennsylvania. Bertin is a former Chair of the Family...

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