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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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NJ Minimum Wage Increase on Hold – For Now

As predicted by HR Legalist in May, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a democratic-backed measure that would have gradually increased New Jersey’s minimum wage from $8.38 to $15 per hour over a four-year period.  In today’s veto message from a grocery store in Pennington, NJ, and in a press release, the Governor paraphrased many ...

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International Entrepreneurs Receive Welcome News from USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced a proposal to grant international entrepreneurs temporary admission to the United States in order to start or scale their businesses here.  On Friday, August 26, 2016, USCIS Director, Leon Rodriguez, stated that “America’s economy has long benefitted from the contributions...

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Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce.  Maybe you think you could have gotten more money from your spouse, maybe you think you were pressured into entering into the agreement or maybe you wish you had...

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