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One Strike and You’re Out—Third Circuit Holds a Single Severe Incident Sufficient to Establish a Harassment Claim

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held on July 14, 2017 that a single severe incident of harassment may give rise to a claim of workplace harassment in Castleberry v. STI Group, No. 16-3131 (3d Cir. 2017).  Continue Reading  

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Yet Another New Form I-9 in Effect

In November 2016, HR Legalist announced that United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  The most significant change was to make the form easier to complete and print using a computer.  Today, July 17, 2017, USCIS has introduced yet another revised For...

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Trade Vendor Victory — The Third Circuit Refines Eligibility for Administrative Claims Under § 503(b)(9)

It is hardly news that the seismic shift in buying habits towards travel and experiences and to internet shopping has dealt a devastating blow to many traditional brick and mortar retailers.  Retailers are going bankrupt at a record pace, and 2017 is on track to post the highest number of retail bankruptcies since the Great Recession. Venera...

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Using Computer Savvy to Build Workplace Relationships

The legal profession has long been maligned as resistant to change, and there's truth to that stereotype—at least when it comes to technology. Whether working in government, public interest or private practice, horror stories abound of ­attorneys shackled to outmoded ­applications like Corel WordPerfect and Clinton administration-era editions o...

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Overtime Update: DOL Signals Changes to the FLSA and White Collar Exemptions may be Coming Soon

For the past few years, HR legalist has been following the Department of Labor’s proposed overtime rule, which would have roughly doubled the salary threshold under which employees are guaranteed overtime pay, and made millions of additional employees eligible for time-and-a-half overtime for hours worked over 40 per week.  Last fall, that rul...

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A Shifting Landscape – The Impact of Divorce & Other Litigation on Irrevocable Trusts

Previously published in Philadelphia Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section Newsletter, June 2017 What parent wants their hard-earned money getting distributed to a former daughter/son-in-law or a creditor of their child? In our estate planning practice, we have yet to meet such a parent.  Thus, we often recommend our clients (parents ...

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Deadline Looms for Haitians as DHS Extends Temporary Protected Status

A recent announcement by Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, carries an important message for employers concerned with I-9 Compliance.  On May 24, 2017, Mr. Kelly, extended Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six months, through January 22, 2018.   The deadline for current beneficiaries to re-register for Haiti’s TPS design...

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Obermayer Forms Lender Liability Practice Group

David A. Nasatir, Chair of the Business and Finance Department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP, and Nick Poduslenko, who heads the Construction Law Group, will now also serve as co-Chairs of the firm’s Lender Liability Group . The Lender Liability and Workout Team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys from areas i...

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Obermayer Adds Litigation Attorney

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Kellie M. Garson to the firm’s Litigation Department. Garson will be in charge of Obermayer’s Delaware office.   Garson concentrates her practice in general business and commercial litigation. She has experience in a wide range of business litigation matters in state and federal courts. She repr...

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