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Walter Cohen featured on PennLive

Walter Cohen is featured on Penn Live where he offers analysis on the preliminary hearings for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, in the Dauphin County Courthouse. The three are accused of charges related to the Jerry Sandusky child ...

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Walter Cohen featured on CBS21

Walter Cohen is featured on CBS21 "Face the State" where he offers analysis on the preliminary hearings for former Penn State President Graham Spanier, former Athletic Director Tim Curley and former senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz, in the Dauphin County Courthouse. The three are accused of charges related to the Jer...

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Structuring Unpaid Internships to Avoid FLSA Violations

Recent court decisions may curtail the use of unpaid internships at for-profit businesses, as companies now face substantial liability for improperly classifying interns under the "trainee exception" of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Traditionally, unpaid internships have proven to be a crucial resource for inexperienced students and recent g...

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Gifts May Warrant Deviation in Child Support Calculation

In Pennsylvania, child support is based on an income-driven system. To calculate child support, both parties' net incomes are obtained and then applied to a guideline. Pursuant to 23 Pa. C.S. §4302, for purposes of child support, "income" includes compensation for services, including, but not limited to, wages, salaries, bonuses, fees, compens...

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Disabilities Affecting Millions

In the United States, an estimated 34 million people have been diagnosed with cancer, epilepsy or diabetes, and more than 2 million have an intellectual disability. Unsurprisingly, most employers receive accommodation requests related to these medical conditions. On May 15, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released guidance in the form ...

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WHAT STATE LAW APPLIES TO A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT?

By Anastasius Efstratiades - Co-Chair, Business & Finance Department, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP Restrictive covenants in employment or other settings must be reviewed with the particular law of the State that governs the agreement in mind.  A restrictive covenant can be any covenant imposing restrictions on one of the par...

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Workplace Bullying: Managing the Organizational Playground

Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem that often precipitates harassment and discrimination claims and, in more extreme cases, workplace violence. Although there is currently no state that prohibits workplace bullying, it can expose employers to significant legal risk and damage both productivity and employee morale. According to a 2012 survey ...

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Concern Over Judicial Authority Drove Parent Coordinator Elimination

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA--May 7, 2013--Obermayer’s Family Law Group Co-Chairman, David L. Ladov is quoted in The Legal Intelligencer article “Concern Over Judicial Authority Drove Parent Coordinator Elimination.”    Click HERE to read the article.

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Sole Legal Custodian's Decision Cannot Be Challenged by Other Parent

Under Pennsylvania law, “legal custody” is defined as: “The right to make major decisions on behalf of the child, including, but not limited to, medical, religious and educational decisions.” “Sole legal custody” is defined as: “The right of one individual to exclusive legal custody of the child.” &ld...

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De Novo Review Required of Parenting Coordination Decisions

A parenting coordinator is an individual who is appointed by the court in custody cases to assist in executing and enforcing ancillary issues of a custody order. Parenting coordination has become a hot issue in the area of Pennsylvania child custody. It is also a controversial issue. The controversy is multifaceted. One of the issues is whether a p...

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