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New Jersey Employers Should Prepare for New Equal Pay Law Effective July 2018

Earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed  landmark equal pay legislation, which will take effect on July 1, 2018 and impact employers statewide.  The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act  (Act), expands employee rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and prohibits employers from paying an employee who is a mem...

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Supreme Court Issues Narrow Ruling in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (the “Commission”) that a cake shop violated the state’s anti-discrimination act by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple for professed religious reasons.  This case is the latest in a series of high-profile cases pitting the r...

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Class Action Settlement Reminds Restaurant Industry of the Notice Requirements for Paying Tipped Workers

The minimum wage requirements under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), as well as many state laws including Pennsylvania, allow tipped workers to be paid a lower hourly rate than non-tipped workers. However, those laws require companies to comply with a strict set of requirements in order to take advantage of that lower rate. Failure to do so ca...

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Arbitration Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday decided Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 16-285 (May 21, 2018), upholding employment contract provisions that require employees to arbitrate their disputes with the company individually rather than on a class-wide basis. This resolves a split among the circuit courts of appeals, creating certainty and uniformity for ...

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Obermayer Attorneys Named to PA Super Lawyers List

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that a number of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list. Obermayer 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Business Litigation Thomas A. Leonard Civil Litigation Defense Gary M. Samms Class Action William J. Leonard Estate Planning &...

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New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes – How will it Affect Your Organization?

On May 3, 2018, New Jersey became the tenth state to require employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave.  The new legislation, which will go into effect on October 29, 2018, preempts existing paid sick leave laws in 13 New Jersey municipalities, and introduces a statewide minimum amount of paid sick leave in the private sector.  ...

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Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drivers File Lawsuits Against Three Colorado Franchises

Three wage and hour lawsuits were filed recently by food delivery drivers as class and collective actions against three Colorado-based Domino’s Pizza franchise groups.  The lawsuits, which were “delivered” to federal court on April 20thand 21st, seek unpaid minimum wages and overtime based on an allegedly improper expense reimbursement f...

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HR Legalist Live Presents...Discussing Managing Employee Attendance and Immigration Law

REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT VIA WEB SEMINAR: Click Here HR Legalist Live Presents... Discussing Immigration Law and Managing Employee Attendance            Date: May 2, 2018                     Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST   Obermayer and the Center City Proprietors Association will be hosting the second installme...

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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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