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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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Five Steps To A Stellar Onboarding Plan

Attorney Matthew A. Green provides five steps to help successfully apply an onboarding plan in South Jersey Biz's "Take Five" section.

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What "Ban the Box" Means

Tiffani L. McDonough, a member of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department, authored the Guest Comment column, “What ‘Ban the Box’ Means” published in the Philadelphia Business Journal (May 13-19, 2011). To view the article click on this link: What "Ban the Box" Means ...

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Flat-Rate Fees Paid to Sales Associates are "Commissions" Sufficient to be Exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act's Overtime Pay Requirements

On September 7, 2010, a divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment to NutriSystem, Inc. (“NutriSystem”) in a lawsuit challenging the concept of “commissions” under the retail commission exemption of Section 7(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).1  In Parker v. NutriSystem, Inc.,2 th...

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Mandatory Wellness Programs: Considerations for Avoiding Legal Pitfalls While Ensuring Organizational Health

THE CORPORATE COUNSELOR, 2008 Most employees typically spend more than half of their waking hours at work. Unsurprisingly, work culture can have a serious impact on their health. As a result, many companies have designed wellness programs to promote a healthier work environment and prevent and manage diseases in an effort to maintain employee heal...

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