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New Rule for New York City Employers: Reasonable Workplace Accommodations Required for Pregnant Employees

The New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“NYC PWFA”), which takes effect January 30, 2014, requires New York City employers with four or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would cause an undue ha...

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Video Interview: Discussing Snow Day Compensation with LXBN TV

Following up on my recent piece here on issues employers should be aware of with regards to snow days, particularly the compensation side of things, I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN on the subject. In the brief interview, I share quick guidance on what employers should do to prepare for snow days, and how they should ...

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Rumor Has It: Employers Need To Be Weary of “No Gossip” Policies

Although most employers would agree that gossip in the workplace is detrimental to employee morale and productivity, banning it could be a risky proposition. In a recent decision, Laurus Technical Institute, NLRB ALJ, No. 10-CA-093934 (Dec. 11, 2013), a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Administrative Law Judge ruled that a non-un...

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So, You Were Served with a Complaint for Divorce…Now What?

First, remain calm. Do not panic. You have time to respond. In New Jersey, once you are served with a Complaint for Divorce, you have 35 days to respond to it. Take this time to get organized! If you have not already done so, start to gather information that will assist in your case. Specifically, make a list of all of the assets/liabilities acquir...

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Health Care Entity Pays $150,000 to HHS as a Result of Stolen Thumb Drive Containing PHI

Encrypting USB drives, analyzing security risks, and implementing breach notification policies and procedures could mean the difference between compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and significant HIPAA penalties.  Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. (“APDerm”), a Massach...

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Obermayer Launches Family Law Blog

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP announces the launch of “Obermayer Family Matters - Divorce, Custody and Beyond™” – an on-line resource covering timely news and information about all issues relating to divorce and custody issues. Content will be written by Obermayer family law attorneys, and will include relevant ...

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Flu Remedy: Can an Employee Get FMLA Leave for the Flu?

With flu season at its peak and certain strains of the flu requiring longer recovery periods, workplaces are experiencing a spike in the frequency and duration of flu-related absences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) report that it may take anywhere from a few days to two weeks to recover from the flu this season....

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Bye, Bye Bieber: Canadian Pop-Star of “Extraordinary Ability” Could be in Extraordinary Trouble with U.S. Immigration Law

Famed teen heart throb, Justin Bieber, is in trouble . . . again. On January 23, 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, and charged with a DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired driver’s license. According to reports, Bieber and fellow recording star, Khalil, were drag racing on a residential street in Miami Beach when pol...

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New Jersey Employers Are Now Required To Accommodate Pregnant Workers

On January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation (effective immediately) that expands the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. This legislation signals a growing trend of employee-protective legislation related to pregnancy and comes on the heels of similar laws passed in New York City (effective Jan. 30, 2014), Mary...

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HIPAA: Friend or Foe to Innovation?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), viewed by many as the largest overhaul of health care in the United States to date, has brought about a time of great change. The health care industry has never been more complex, and concerns about the cost of, access to, and quality of health care have never been more pressing. I...

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