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Preparing for New York Paid Family Leave: Fast Facts and Best Practices for Empire State Employers

Overview While the U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not require paid family and medical leave, New York’s incoming Paid Family Leave Program (“PFL”) will guarantee paid leave for nearly all private sector employees, joining programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Continue Reading  

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Support Order Based on Evidence Outside of Record Vacated

Within the last five years, the issue of evidence outside of the record being considered by the trial court was raised in an appeal from a custody order in CMP v. MP, 54 A.3 950 (Pa. Super. 212)). Recently, the case of Johnson v. Johnson, 153 A.3 318 (Pa. Super. 2016), was decided and the vacating and remanding of the order was based on a similar...

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Coming Soon to Your State? Laws Banning Inquiries into Applicant Salary History Gaining Steam

As reported by HRLegalist earlier this year, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill making Philadelphia the first city in the nation to adopt comprehensive “wage-gap” legislation.  Under the Wage Equity Law, Philadelphia employers and employment agencies are prohibited from making any inquiry into a job appl...

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Tips to Prepare for Your First Oral Argument

A young attorney's first oral ­argument is a momentous ­milestone in his or her legal career. As exciting as this experience may be, new attorneys should also appreciate the importance of oral argument and understand that it may have a lasting impact on the outcome of the case. While no lawyer is perfect (especially in the first few years of prac...

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Case Analysis: ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough

Michael Pepperman and Alex Batoff co-authored, "ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough," in the Parliament Newsletter. Click here and jump to page 15 to read the blog republication.

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CUSTODY: RELOCATION AND SCHOOL CHANGES-PLAN AHEAD

School placement for children during and after a divorce can be a very contentious topic between spouses. Addressing educational opportunities and placements for the children is a vital step in resolving custody and parenting time issues.  During a custody case if you are contemplating changing schools or districts for your child it is imperat...

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Michael Fitzpatrick Presented with Holy Family University Doctor of Humane Letters

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP partner Michael G. Fitzpatrick was presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Holy Family University during its 2017 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 9 at the Kimmel Center. Former U.S. Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick has practiced law for more than 20 years, representing individuals, family bu...

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Secretary of Labor Withdraws Previous Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors

In a Department of Labor news release yesterday, new U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Obama-era Administrator Interpretations, effectively rolling back the scope of the Fair Labor Standards Act and its application to joint employment and independent contractors.  These two interpretations, issued by th...

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How Diversity Drives Business Success

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ERISA Religious Exemption Expanded: SCOTUS Says Church Affiliation is Enough

Overview In a sigh of relief for faith-based healthcare providers, on Monday, June 5th, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in a decision authored by Justice Elena Kagan, that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s religious exemption provision covers all benefit plans maintained by religious group affiliates, even if the plan is not est...

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