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EQ v. IQ: Which Makes You a Better Lawyer?

Title:                    EQ v. IQ: Which Makes You a Better Lawyer  Date:                    April 26, 2018 Time:                    12 pm to 1 pm Faculty:                Kathi Love – Certified Executive Coach Location:             Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell ...

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Arielle R. Lusardi and Benjamin A. Waters Discuss Telemedicine Law at ACC Conference

Obermayer attorneys Arielle R. Lusardi and Benjamin A. Waters will be on a panel at the Association of Corporate Counsel's 10th Annual In-House Counsel Conference in Philadelphia to discuss legal issues surrounding telemedicine.  The session at 11 a.m. on April 25, 2018 will explore some of the more prominent legal and regulatory issues that ...

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Court Rules That UberBLACK Drivers Are Not Entitled to FLSA Protections Because They Are Independent Contractors

As Judge Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania noted at the beginning of his opinion, “[t]his case is the first to grant summary judgment on the question of whether drivers for UberBLACK are employees or independent contractors within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and similar Penn...

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The Weinstein Effect: Risk Professionals Must Go Beyond Settlements and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Originally published in CLM Magazine. See the PDF version here, or continue reading below: As autumn 2017 came to an end, we witnessed the epic fall of Hollywood elites as the Weinstein dominoes continued to topple. The fervor of the #MeToo movement indicated that the fallout extended well past the Hollywood hype and hipster elite. From the worke...

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Court Examines the Impact of Retirement in Alimony Termination Case

Alimony is a post-divorce remedy that consists of a monthly payment from one spouse to the other that begins upon the entry of a divorce decree. If alimony is being paid pursuant to a provision in the parties’ property settlement agreement that is thereafter incorporated but not merged with the divorce decree divorcing the parties, the alimony pa...

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Employers Should Know This About Today’s Marijuana Laws

Marijuana legalization can have a direct and listing impact on employers; particularly, those with drug-free workplace policies.  Employers can be placed in a difficult position of trying to enforce these policies, while avoiding disability discrimination lawsuits by employees who use medical marijuana outside of the workplace. Even though marij...

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CLE: Diversity and Inclusion 3.0

Title:            Diversity and Inclusion 3.0 Diversity has evolved from racial integration (1.0) to including, inter alia, quantified gender and sexual orientation participation (2.0) until today, when the times call for a pluralistic view of the meaning of the term (3.0), and a truly inclusive approach. This interactive CLE reviews t...

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Highlights of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Title:                    Highlights of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Date:                    April 5, 2018 Time:                    12pm to 1pm Faculty:                 Warren Ayres and Pauline Markey                           Location:    ...

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A Name Change May Cause Issues with Your Tax Return

Many spouses change their last name when they get married. If the marriage ends in divorce, they may choose to resume their maiden or former name. The Internal Revenue Service released a Publication reminding married and divorced people that if they do not take the necessary steps to ensure the name on their tax return matches the name registered w...

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Attorneys Answer Commonly Asked Questions About H-1B Visa Transfers

If an employer plans to hire an employee who is currently working for another US employer on a temporary working visa (such as an H-1B visa for highly skilled employees), the existing H-1B visa can be transferred by filing a visa transfer application. Here are some common questions about this process asked by employers and employees: Continue Read...

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