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Record-Breaking HIPAA Settlement Sends Strong Message to Covered Entities

This month marked the largest HIPAA settlement to-date for a single entity. Advocate Health Care Network (“Advocate”) agreed to pay $5.5 million and adopt a corrective action plan after an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) revealed that Advocate’s widespread noncompliance wit...

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Gary Samms was featured in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal

Gary Samms was featured in the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Journal on "Managing Peripheral Nerve Injury: Understanding the Causes, Diagnosis, and Management from a Multidisciplinary Standpoint." Click here to read the full article.

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Pennsylvania Wiretap Laws in the Wake of the West/Swift Snapchat Debacle

Last month, a recorded conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift was posted by video on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian West. The video post contained discussions between West and Swift surrounding lyrics from West’s “Famous” soundtrack.  Not knowing the conversation was being recorded, the Wests may now be criminally charged and Swi...

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In Limbo: Fate of New OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rules Still Uncertain

As reported by HR Legalist, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a set of new recordkeeping and reporting rules in May 2016.  A central provision of the new rules, which requires employers of a certain size, or in certain industries deemed high-risk, to submit injury and illness data to OSHA for publication on the...

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HIPAA Compliance Is a Health Care Entity’s Secret Weapon in Preventing and Combating Ransomware Attacks

One of the fastest growing areas of cybercrime is ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts data and makes it inaccessible to authorized users. The hackers who orchestrate ransomware attacks demand that authorized users pay a ransom in order to obtain the key to decrypt their data. Payment is generally required to be pa...

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Pokémon No! A Strategy Guide on Handling the Latest Smartphone Craze in the Workplace

Although Pokémon Go is only 21 days young, over 30 million users have downloaded and played the augmented reality game on their smartphones.  In the latest release of the pocket monster franchise, your mission is to capture and train pokémon—facsimiles of real and fictional creatures ranging from caterpillars and pigeons to electric mice a...

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Gary Samms Quoted in Peer Review article

Gary Samms is quoted in a peer review article from The Legal Intelligencer (July 13, 2016) Click here to read the full article.

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Obermayer Partner Speaks at PA Association of Private School Administrators

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Benjamin Pratt presented at the 68th Annual Conference for the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA) for Career Colleges and Schools. He discussed, “Protect your School: Key Employment and Labor Law Issues,” which provided Owners and Administrators an update on the r...

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SECOND SATURDAY: What Everyone Needs to Know About Divorce – August 13, 2016

Obermayer's Family Law Group attorneys Shari Veisblatt and Amy Rokuson will be speaking at the Second Saturday Workshop on August 13, 2016.    

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The Great Debate: Policing Politics in the Office

With the Republican National Convention well underway and the Democratic National Convention set to begin in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016, the workplace is abuzz with political discussions, a flood of political memes and impassioned debates about this year’s election cycle. As the presidential election heats up—employers have found thems...

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