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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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The Right Environment to Benefit Long-Term Career Goals

Newly minted attorneys are often so focused on securing employment (sometimes just any employment) that they do not take the time, or have the foresight to consider whether their first legal job will help them achieve their career goals. Perhaps they do not know what their long-term career goals are. Or maybe they start down one particular path wit...

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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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Of Public Schools and Private Employers: Trump Reverses Direction on Male, Female and Gender Neutral Restrooms

Overview Employers are caught, once again, between agency pronouncements and White House actions. While President Trump commented on the campaign trail that transgender people should “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate,” he appears to have rethought this position as commander-in-chief. Continue Reading  

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POLST Form: Do I need one?

  You may have heard of something called the POLST Form (“POLST”) and wondered if you need one. The POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a relatively unknown and certainly underutilized document which can assist with advance care planning for seriously ill individuals.  Continue Reading

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REALTY TRANSFER TAX UPDATE

Title:                    “REALTY TRANSFER TAX UPDATE” Date:                     Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                 Michael P. Weinstein, Esq.                              Nicole E. Norc...

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Employees Bound by Non-Compete Agreement When They Clicked “Accept” to a Bonus on Intranet

Two employees who clicked “accept” on an online form in order to receive a bonus were bound by additional language that included an agreement to not compete in the future.  Messrs. Lynch and Halpin worked in sales for ADP, and every year to collect their annual bonuses, they had to “accept” a non-compete agreement through a “clickwra...

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Medical Marijuana Act Clouds the Rights of Employers to Establish and Enforce Marijuana Policies

Pennsylvania’s recently passed Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) has left employers dazed and confused about whether they may continue to enforce zero tolerance drug policies. The MMA, which provides qualifying patients with access to medical marijuana through a safe and effective delivery method, is intended to balance patient need for access wi...

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