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Health Care Reform Begets Wellness Initiatives

Amid all of the discussion regarding health reform and the uncertainty of its fate pending the outcome of the upcoming presidential election, companies are revisiting the benefits of wellness programs. Until recently, many companies had taken a stolid view of wellness programs, in some instances dismissing such programs as a waste of resources. On ...

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U.S. District Court Invalidates “Quickie Election” Rules

As we previously reported in an earlier Obermayer Alert (http://www.obermayer.com/whatsnew.php?action=view&id=409), the National Labor Relation Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) “quickie election” rules became effective on April 30, 2012. Two weeks later, on May 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Distr...

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What's Up with the NLRB in 2012: Change is in the Air

Location: Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP One Penn Center, 19th Floor (Conference Room 19A) 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103-1895 P (215) 665-3000 The Firm’s office is conveniently located in the Suburban Station building and is easily accessible via SEPTA.For driving directions click here. Date:  Wednes...

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Scratch April 30th -- D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Enjoined The NLRB From Enforcing Its New Notice Posting Rule

As you may recall, the National Labor Relations Board’s notice posting rule was previously scheduled to go into effect on November 30, 2011; however, implementation of that rule was postponed until January 31, 2012, and then again to April 30, 2012. On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted an emergency...

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Fumbling Through The FMLA as the ADA Rapidly Approaches

Fumbling Through The FMLA as the ADA Rapidly Approaches

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The NLRB Offers Guidance on Social Media Policies and Practices

The following article, authored by Michael S. Pepperman, a member of the Labor Relations & Employment Law department, appears in SuperVision, The Magazine of Industrial Relations and Operating Management (January 2012). Click below to read the article.   The NLRB Offers Guidance on Social Media Policies and Practices (PDF) The informatio...

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Michael Pepperman Quoted in Wall Street Journal article

Philadelphia--December 5, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman is quoted in the in the Wall Street Journal article For Angry Employees, Legal Cover for Rants. The article focuses on the battle over what workers can do and say online and how dismissed employees are referencing the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (a/k/a Wagner Act) ...

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Michael Pepperman quoted in Thomson Reuter's

Philadelphia--December 8, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman's was quoted in Thomson Reuter's News & Insight Summary Judgments for Dec. 2; "Help from the past for complaints of improper termination." The article focuses on the battle over what workers can do and say online and how dismissed employees are referencing the National...

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Michael Pepperman Writes Guest Column for McKnight's Long-Term Care

Philadelphia--December 1, 2011--Obermayer's Labor partner Michael Pepperman's guest column NLRB Offers Guidance On Social Media Policies And Practices For Nursing Homes appears in the current issue of McKnight's Long-Term Care magazine and online at McKnight'sLong-Term Care News & Assisted Living (November 22, 2011). Pepperman's column discuses...

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Employers Who Have Contracts with the City of Philadelphia or Apply for City Subsidies Beware of New Paid Sick Day Mandate

  Businesses that have contracts with or receive subsidies from the City of Philadelphia are now required to provide workers with paid sick leave, effective July 1, 2012. The new Ordinance requires these businesses to allow each full-time, non-temporary, and/or non-seasonal employee to accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick time for every ...

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