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Department of Homeland Security Plans to End Employment Eligibility of Spouses of Highly Skilled Foreign Workers

For years, the spouses of highly skilled foreign workers holding visas under the H-1B program weren’t authorized to work in the United States, absent separate approval through a separate program. However, in 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain s...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Maintaining Business Records for Federal Income Tax Purposes, Not as Hard as it Sounds

Generally, medical marijuana dispensaries are not allowed to deduct expenses for federal income tax purposes because buying and selling marijuana, even for medical reasons, is considered “trafficking in illegal drugs.”  Such dispensaries, however, are allowed to offset income by cost of goods sold (“COGS”) if they maintain sufficient...

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Obermayer Makes Holiday Donation to Independence Blue Cross Foundation

This year, Obermayer made a holiday donation to the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, in support of its mission to improve the health and well-being of our region's most vulnerable communities. This is in addition to our participation in the 2017 Annual Golf Classic that the Independence Blue Cross Foundation hosts. This year's event raised more...

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Business Highlights of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

  BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017 TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT The highly anticipated Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to be signed into law in early 2018.  This Act when signed will be the largest tax reform since 1986 and as a result, can affect many aspects of your business.  Here are some of the most prominent business and real p...

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The Revised U.S. Tax Code’s Impact On Alimony

By now most people are aware of the impending changes to the U.S. tax code brought about by the GOP tax bill, dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which Congress voted to pass on December 20, 2017. These substantial changes, which are widely regarded as the most significant overhaul of the tax code in last 30 years, have driven matrimonial att...

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Obermayer Makes Toy Donation to Philadelphia AIDS Fund

This year, Obermayer hosted a toy drive to help make the holiday season more joyous for children infected & affected by HIV in the Philadelphia area. AIDS Fund produces a variety of fund-raising and awareness programs throughout the year, including AIDS Walk Philly where the Obermayer Aids Walk team raised more than $1500 to help affected chi...

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The New NLRB Gets to Work: GOP-Majority Board Overturns Browning-Ferris, Changes the Law on Joint Employment and Micro-Unit Organizing

As predicted by HR Legalist earlier this year, the new Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has begun to reverse key labor rulings established during the Obama administration.  On December 14, 2017, the Board’s decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors overturned the 2015 Browning-Ferris ruling regarding joint empl...

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Same-Sex Partner Not Found a Parent and Not Found In Loco Parentis

With the evolution of same-sex marriage, the concerning issues that existed between same-sex couples in custody matters appeared to dissipate. However, in the recent case of C.G. v. J.H., the issue of standing in a child custody matter between same-sex partners has resurfaced and the result thereof has caused some concern. The recent case of C.G....

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NLRB Judges Regain Power to Approve Partial Settlements

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) have regained the power to approve partial settlements of Unfair Labor Practice charges (ULPs) – even if the NLRB’s General Counsel, and the charging parties themselves, disagree. Continue Reading  

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Stephanie H. Winegrad Speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Stephanie H. Winegrad presented as part of a panel on prenuptial agreements, divorce, support and protection from abuse at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Family Law 101” seminar on Monday, December 11. Winegrad’s extensive experience includes 20 years representing clients in family law matters.  She is a member of the American Academy ...

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