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A Shift On Employee Title VII Protections At 6th Circuit

Originally published on Law360   On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a gender identity discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a Michigan funeral home. The EEOC brought the case, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes,[1] on behalf of Aimee Stephens, a funeral dir...

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Common misconceptions in NJ family law

In a world of “fake news,” access to reliable information about the divorce process is more difficult to come by than one may realize. While many litigants are quick to consult the internet, family members and friends for guidance on their divorce, the reality is that not everything you read/hear about divorce is credible and, even if it is, ...

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A Hard Look at Research on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Title:            A Hard Look at Research on Unconscious Bias in the Workplace Date:            March 28, 2018 Time:            12pm to 1:15 pm Presenters:    Kathi Love – Certified Executive Coach Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP               ...

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Standby Guardianship Can Be An Important Part Of Estate Planning

Although Delaware’s Standby Guardianship Act became law nearly a decade ago, many are still unfamiliar with the concept.  This type of guardianship serves such an important purpose and is important to understand. Continue Reading  

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Obermayer Attorneys Named To 2018 NJ Super Lawyers® And Rising Stars Lists

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that one of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers®.  Business LitigationEdmond M. George   Additionally, several Obermayer attorneys were named as 2018 New Jersey Rising Stars - the top-up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth. They inclu...

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Are High School Sports Dangerous Enough to Become a Custody Issue?

Recently the New York Times highlighted a Pennsylvania child custody case focusing on whether or not a child who has sustained multiple concussions should continue to play football.  The court has allowed the child to play high school football on an interim basis while the case moves forward.  The issue involves decisions regarding choice of ac...

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Sixth Circuit Rules that Gender Identity Discrimination is Not Religious Freedom

On March 7, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the dismissal of a gender identity discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  against a Michigan funeral home under VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  The EEOC brought the case, EEOC v. R.G. & G....

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US Department of Labor Still Actively Investigating Per Diem Payments in the Energy Industry

Over the past few years, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has investigated the misuse of per diem payments as a substitute for compensation in a number of industries. At a recent event for employment lawyers in Pittsburgh, an attorney with the DOL indicated that this is still an issue that they were actively investigating, especially within t...

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Second Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation Claims are Permissible Under the Civil Rights Act

While the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has made a number of important legal advancements over the last decade, it still amazes many people to learn that, under federal law, an employee can be fired because they are gay.  Politicians, advocacy groups and courtroom litigants have worked for decades to change that.  And while...

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