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D.C. Court of Appeals Invalidates NLRB’s Notice Posting Rule

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s “notice posting rule” which would have required employers to conspicuously display the Board’s employee-rights poster informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), including the ...

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Ivo Becica and Larae N. Idleman Join Obermayer

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP has added associates Ivo Becica and Larae N. Idleman in the firm’s Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. Becica and Idleman will both reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office. “We are excited to welcome Ivo and Larae to our growing department of 16 lawyers,” explained La...

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Tiffani McDonough Speaks at Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Employment Law Institute

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP attorney Tiffani L. McDonough presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 19th Annual Employment Law Institute to an audience of attorneys and human resource professionals. McDonough discussed trends in current case law regarding reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. ...

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Overtime Overload: Workplace Headaches and Pitfalls Breakfast Briefing

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Breakfast and Registration: 8:00 AM, Program:  8:30-10:30 AM

Cost: $100. CLE fee. NON-REFUNDABLE

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Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Starting May 7, 2013

EMPLOYERS MUST USE NEW FORM I-9 STARTING MAY 7, 2013 March 19, 2013On March 8, 013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) released a revised Form I-. The main changes to the revised Form I-9 are as follows: improved instructions; additional data fields for employee telephone numbers and email addresses; and, a revised ...

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Michael Pepperman Speaks at ACI's NLRB Labor Law Disputes and Litigation forum in NYC

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA--MARCH 18, 2013--Obermayer’s Labor Relations Practice Group Chair Michael Pepperman will be a speaker at the American Conference Institute’s (ACI) National Advanced Forum on Nation Labor Relations Board (NLRB) & Labor Law Disputes and Litigation in New York City on March 21-22, 2013.  The conference i...

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New FMLA Regulations for Airline Flight Crew and Military Members

Employers should review and revise their employee handbook policy language and re-train human resources and management staff on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as it relates to benefits for military family members and flight crews. Specifically, on February 5, 2013, the Department of Labor announced changes to the FMLA amendments under the ...

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Navigating Office Romances and Avoiding Litigation

Valentine's Day is upon us and companies are experiencing workplace romance at its finest, which is why it is a good time to consider updating or implementing office romance policies. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, four out of 10 workers admit to having dated a colleague during their careers, and 31 percent of those relationships...

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NLRB’S 2012 Decisions May Be Void Due To Unconstitutional Recess Appointments

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the President of the United States can make recess appointments only when the Senate has formally adjourned between sessions of Congress - not when members of Congress leave Washington for a brief break.  Last year, President Obama used the recess appointment power to ...

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Employers Must Use New Fair Credit Reporting Act Forms Starting January 1, 2013

The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers comply with certain notice procedures before they can use a third party credit reporting agency (CRA) to obtain a credit report, including an investigative report and criminal background check. Before an employer may obtain a background check on an applicant or employee from a CRA...

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