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MARCH MADNESS 2017: HOW TO AVOID FOULING OUT FROM AN EMPLOYMENT LAW PERSPECTIVE

Across the country, sports fans are gearing up for their favorite seasonal competition: the NCAA “March Madness” tournament. Those with winning brackets can earn prizes ranging from neighborhood bragging rights, up to a million dollars per year, for life (if you are one of Warren Buffet’s employees). Competition prizes and popularity notwit...

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As the Northeast Prepares for a Major, Late Season Snow Storm, HR Legalist Reminds our Readers of the Importance of Employer Responsibility to Employees in a Time of Inclement Weather

In January 2015, HR Legalist contributor, Teleicia D’Amberville, wrote about employer responsibilities towards employees when a serious weather event occurs.    As a major snow storm is set to hit the Northeast of the United States this week, we thought it wise to remind our readers of Ms. D’Amberville’s sound advice.  In the meantime, ...

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Michael Phillips quoted on PlanPhilly on Philadelphia Fishtown Church

Michael Phillips was quoted onPlanPhilly in, "Live/work reuse ahead for Fifth Reformed Dutch Church in Fishtown." Click here to read the full article.   

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Senate Kills Federal Contractor Work Safety Rule

On March 6, 2017, the Senate voted 49-48 to eliminate President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule was finalized in August 2016 by the U.S. Department of Labor, but subsequently blocked by court order in October 2016. Continue Reading  

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Getting Your House in Order: Estate Planning is for Everyone

A recent survey found that nearly 50% of individuals with children do not have a Will and over 40% of individuals over the age of 55 do not have one.  Whether a person is 18 or 98 with net assets of $200,000 or $20 million, an estate plan is one of the best gifts we can give to our families.  I like to think of an estate plan in terms simil...

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David Ladov Interviewed on American Law Journal

David Ladov was interviewed by American Law Journal on, "Parental Alienation, Grandparents' Rights & New Divorce Rules: Hot Topics in Family Law." He discusses the frequency of parental alienation in divorce cases and other related topics. Click here to watch the clip.

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Circuit Court Is Asked To Overturn NLRB’s Decision Allowing Surreptitious Workplace Recordings

Can employees record conversations at the workplace without the consent of the speakers? Or, can an employer enforce a policy that prohibits employees from recording conversations at work unless they have the consent of all the parties being recorded?  Employers are up in the air over this issue.  The reality of the modern workplace is that...

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Robert Nix Recognized as an “Outstanding Director 2017”

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Robert N.C. Nix, III was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the “2017 Outstanding Directors.”  The award honors outside board directors, whose service to their boards has been exceptional. Nix was acknowledged as a member of the board of FS Investment Corp. Nix, has ...

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Tax Tips

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2017, the interest rate for the underpayment of tax is 4% per annum.  The interest rate for the overpayment of personal income tax is 4% per annum.  Overpayment of other taxes will be subject to an interest rate of 2% per annum.  The notice c...

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Nesting

Everyone knows what “nesting” means in the context of being pregnant, but what does it mean in the context of custody?  By definition, a bird’s nest custody arrangement is a shared physical custody schedule, whereby, children reside in one residence instead of being transferred between the two separate residences’ of the parents.  F...

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