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NLRB Judges Regain Power to Approve Partial Settlements

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) have regained the power to approve partial settlements of Unfair Labor Practice charges (ULPs) – even if the NLRB’s General Counsel, and the charging parties themselves, disagree. Continue Reading  

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Medicaid Expansion May Reduce Medical Divorce Rates

Medical divorce is a term coined some years ago to describe a divorce obtained for medical reasons. More specifically, according to an article by George Diepenbrock, researchers defined "medical divorce" as “an instance where one partner becomes diagnosed with a degenerative disease, such as early onset dementia. The couple could drain its as...

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Early New Year’s Resolution: Update Partnership and LLC Agreements to Comply with New IRS Audit Rules

In 2015, Congress repealed the complex and heavily criticized Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) partnership-level audit rules which apply to partnerships and most LLCs.  The new audit rules, which Congress adopted in place of the TEFRA rules, go into effect in less than a month (on 1/1/2018).  This change in audit...

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Seller Beware! The Ninth Circuit Holds Innocent Sellers Liable for the Return of Misappropriated Company Funds

When a court begins its opinion with the statement that “bad facts make bad law,” you know you are in for a good read. Such was the case with The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which recently held that two sellers of real estate and design services were liable for the return of payments alleged to be fraudulent transfers made by the debto...

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Avoid Doubling FLSA Overtime Damages with Proper Analysis and Documentation

Benjamin Franklin once advised that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This axiom is still relevant today, especially in the context of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As originally written, the FLSA mandated that employees prevailing in minimum wage or overtime lawsuits were automatically entitled liquidated damages equal to the...

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David A. Nasatir Moderates Center City Proprietors Association Event

  David A. Nasatir moderated a panel for the Center City Proprietors Association’s (CCPA) “Meet the Developers” event. Nasatir is chair of the Business & Finance department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP and serves on the Firm’s management committee. Meet the Developers was designed to allow CCPA members to interact wi...

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The Dangers and Pitfalls of Transfer On Death and Payable On Death Accounts

Many commentators and clients today voice a concern with avoiding probate.  While this blog is not intended to address the desire or merit in avoiding probate, we will highlight some of the potential traps for clients who seek to avoid probate without recognizing the possible ramifications. Continue Reading  

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Fletcher Cox Case Brings Attention to the Claim of Alienation of Affection

  A lawsuit in North Carolina related to the end of a marriage has garnered a great deal of media coverage lately.  The Charlotte Observer reported that Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman, Fletcher Cox, is being sued by a Huntersville, North Carolina man.  The suit alleges Fletcher Cox seduced the man’s wife and ruined their marriage. C...

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Pauline W. Markey Joins Obermayer as a new Tax Partner

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP has added Pauline W. Markey Esq. as a Partner in the Business & Finance Department’s Tax Group. Markey practices in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Markey focuses her practice on US federal income tax – including pass-through entities, tax exempt organizations, and tax controversy. She also prov...

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