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The Party's Over: Changes to the Philadelphia Realty Transfer Tax Obligations

An ordinance amending the Philadelphia realty transfer tax (RTT) chapter of the Philadelphia Code was enacted on December 8, 2016, and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.  The ordinance makes two primary changes to the city…more

Fair Market Value, Local Ordinance, Transfer Taxes

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“Backlash Discrimination” and “Complex Employment Relationships” at the Heart of the EEOC’s 2017-2021 Strategic Enforcement Plan

On October 17, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) unveiled the adoption of its 2017-2021 Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”). The SEP, which was approved by a 3-2 vote, outlines the…more

ADA, Anti-Discrimination Policies, EEOC, Strategic Enforcement Plan

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The End of the Road for TransVantage Solutions, Inc.?

The TransVantage bankruptcy case and the resulting efforts by the Trustee to avoid carrier payments made by the defunct freight payment processor has been watched like an upcoming speed trap by the transportation industry…more

Chapter 11, Chapter 7, Commercial Bankruptcy, Ponzi Scheme, Summary Judgment

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Season’s Greetings: Three Recent Wage and Hour Developments that Employers can be Thankful For

With leaves falling, temperatures dropping, and Thanksgiving less than a day away, Americans are rapidly gearing up for the 2016 Holiday Season—the magical time between Black Friday and New Year’s when retailers kick into high…more

DOL, FLSA, LMRDA, Minimum Salary, Over-Time

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Wage and Hour Update – Federal and Local Laws on the Chopping Block

During the Obama administration, federal agencies enacted wage and hour regulations that tended to favor employees, even while the federal minimum wage remained unchanged. State and local governments also played a role, moving…more

DOL, Executive Orders, Federal Contractors, Minimum Wage, Paid Leave

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Hague Convention Only Considers One Habitual Residence of a Child

When a child is removed from or retained in a country that is not a child's habitual ­residence a parent can seek to have the child ­returned to their habitual residence country under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of…more

Appeals, Child Abduction, Child Custody, First Impression, Hague Convention

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[Event] EEOC & NLRB Updates: Important Issues Every Employer Should Know for 2016 - Nov. 17th, Philadelphia, PA

The Labor Relations & Employment Law Department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will be hosting an interactive panel discussion covering key issues and trending topics that will impact employers’ practices and policies…more

EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Joint Employers, NLRB, Social Media

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Recent Changes in Pet Custody

It is estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. That equates to approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States own a dog, while approximately 30-37% of all households…more

Custody, Divorce, Pets

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Managing Employee Medical Leave: How Much Leave Is Reasonable?

To date, there are few bright line rules to guide employers in determining how much leave is reasonable under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Further, employers sometimes mistakenly assume that if an employee has…more

ADA, Disability, Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates

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Avoiding Office Holiday Party Headaches

It’s the holiday season again and while the office holiday party is a wonderful time to show appreciation to your employees and create camaraderie among coworkers, it can also be a time of legal headaches that can last through…more

Best Management Practices, Employer Liability Issues, Holiday Parties, Human Resources Professionals

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Closing the Salary Gap: Mayor Kenney Signs Philadelphia’s First Pay Equity Bill

Last month, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved a pay equity bill—priming Philadelphia to become the first city in the nation to adopt comprehensive “wage-gap” legislation. On January 23, 2017, three days…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Hiring & Firing, Job Applicants, Municipalities, Pay Equity Laws

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President Trump Orders a Wall and Other Major Immigration Measures in His First Week in Office

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued three Executive Orders related to our immigration system and national security. Broadly speaking, the President’s orders focus on the following: border security, removal of…more

Executive Orders, Immigration, Immigration and Nationality Act, Immigration Enforcement, Trump Administration

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Divorce Settlement Meetings – Tips for Success

Clients often think that once attorneys are involved in a divorce case it automatically means that they will not be able to settle their case without court intervention. However, even when attorneys are involved, cases settle…more

Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreements, Settlement Conferences, Settlement Negotiations

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Can I Sue My Former Spouse For Destroying My Relationship With My Children?

Sometimes in custody disputes, one parent attempts to get a leg up in the custody case by bad-mouthing the other parent to the children. Additionally, in more extreme cases, a parent in a litigation may even try to persuade a…more

Child Custody, Divorce, Emotional Distress Damages, False Accusations, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

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Obama Signs Law Giving Trade Secrets Federal Protection

A company’s confidential trade secrets are their most coveted assets and give a company a competitive edge over its competitors. Such trade secrets may include product specifications and formulas, recipes, computer algorithms,…more

Asset Seizure, Confidential Information, Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Employment Contract, Ex Parte

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New Jersey Supreme Court questions enforceability of contractual time limits on employees’ rights to sue

On December 1, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court held argument in Sergio Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co. Inc. The primary issue in this appeal is whether a contractual provision contained in an employment application that…more

Contract Terms, Discrimination, Employment Contract, Enforceability, Statute of Limitations

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NLRB Sets Aside Union Election on Technical Violation of Quickie Election Rule

As our readers may recall, last year HRLegalist previously reported how the National Labor Relation Board’s (“Board”) quickie election rules would impact an employer’s ability to counter a union’s organizing efforts by…more

Contacts List, Corporate Counsel, NLRB, Quickie Election Rules, Union Elections

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Observer Estate Planning - Spring 2016

Pennsylvania’s Revised Power of Attorney Act: Major Changes May Not Necessitate Revising Your Power of Attorney - You may have read about the overhaul of the Pennsylvania laws governing Powers of Attorney used for…more

Banks, Estate Planning, Financial Institutions, New Legislation, Notary Certificates

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Update: The Consequences of Modifying Pennsylvania's Powers of Attorney Statute Potential Impacts on Commercial Loans & Leases

On April 14, 2015, pending legislation was passed by the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee to resolve the current state of flux of confession of judgment provisions and the bill was sent to the Pennsylvania House of…more

Commercial Leases, Commercial Loans, Lenders, Pending Legislation, Power of Attorney

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The Gig Economy: Employee or Independent Contractor?

The gig economy is a domain where companies hire workers for specific projects or “gigs.” Generally these workers retain control over the manner and the means of performing their work and are classified as independent…more

Class Action, EEOC, Gig Economy, Independent Contractors, Lyft

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Now is the Time for Employers to Update Harassment Prevention Procedures and Get in Compliance with New EEOC Guidelines

On January 10, 2017, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it is seeking public input on proposed “Enforcement Guidance” designed to address harassment in the workplace. The proposed…more

Anti-Harassment Policies, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Enforcement Guidance, Proposed Regulation

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Sharing The Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, clients often wonder how the first Christmas that the parties are separated will be handled, especially what will happen with the children. Will Santa Claus really visit both Mom and Dad’s…more

Child Visitation, Divorce, Holidays

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Net Neutrality: Will The Internet Still Be Open for Business As Usual?

New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan…more

Broadband, FCC, Internet, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Net Neutrality

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January Tax Tidbits

Tax Tips for January 2017 are listed below. Rev Rul 2017-02, 2017-3 IRB January 2017 Rates: ..Section 7520 Rate: 2.4% ..Annual Short Term AFR (0-3 years): 0.96% ..Annual Mid Term AFR (3-9 years):…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Tax, IRS, Tax Planning

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New Mandate: If you like your water heater you can keep it; but replacing it will be expensive.

Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher…more

Commercial Property Owners, Construction Industry, Contractors, Energy Efficiency, General Contractors

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News from the Health Law Gurus™

News from the Health Law Gurus™ is a weekly summary of notable health law news from around the country with helpful links to related content. Check back every week for the latest health law news stories. HIPAA in the Time…more

Affordable Care Act, Ebola, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Exchanges, Healthcare.gov

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Net Neutrality: Will The Internet Still Be Open for Business As Usual?

New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan…more

Broadband, FCC, Internet, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Net Neutrality

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Bankers Beware: A Term Sheet Might Be a Contract

A recent decision by the Pennsylvania Superior Court has lenders concerned that the common practice of exchanging term sheets with potential borrowers could saddle them with unintended contractual obligations. In County…more

Lenders, Purchase Agreement, Term Sheets

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One Bite, Two Apples: Third Circuit Confirms That Requests For Leave Under the FMLA Can Simultaneously Qualify As A Request For A Reasonable Accommodation

The interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is an area of confusion for most employers. This confusion is understandable as both statutes serve distinct…more

ADA, Burden of Proof, Corporate Counsel, Covered Employer, Employer Liability Issues

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[Event] EEOC & NLRB Updates: Important Issues Every Employer Should Know for 2016 - Nov. 17th, Philadelphia, PA

The Labor Relations & Employment Law Department at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will be hosting an interactive panel discussion covering key issues and trending topics that will impact employers’ practices and policies…more

EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Joint Employers, NLRB, Social Media

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Observer Estate Planning - Spring 2016

Pennsylvania’s Revised Power of Attorney Act: Major Changes May Not Necessitate Revising Your Power of Attorney - You may have read about the overhaul of the Pennsylvania laws governing Powers of Attorney used for…more

Banks, Estate Planning, Financial Institutions, New Legislation, Notary Certificates

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Talented child, higher child support obligation?

The rise of social media such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and Tumblr has undoubtedly put a spotlight on talent. Today, more children than ever are getting their “big break” within minutes of parents posting a video of…more

Child Support, Social Media

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New Jersey’s “New” Termination of Child Support Statute

On February 1, 2017, New Jersey’s “new” Termination of Child Support Statute went into effect. The new statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67, which was signed into law on January 19, 2016 by Governor Christie, has potential to…more

Child Support, Governor Christie, New Regulations, Rebuttable Presumptions

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Is it Possible to Undo My Divorce?

You and your spouse signed the settlement agreement, the court entered your divorce, a few weeks or months have gone by, but now you regret some or all of the terms of your divorce. Maybe you think you could have gotten more…more

Divorce, Evidence, Misrepresentation, Settlement Agreements

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Real Estate Tax Liens Attach to Persons, Not Just Property

In 2013, the Pennsylvania legislature passed an amendment to the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law (Act No. 93 of 2013, the “Amendment”), designed to give municipalities and school districts improved means of collecting tax…more

Property Tax, State Taxes, Tax Liens

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Time is of the Essence When Reporting a Breach of PHI

The failure to timely report a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI) has cost Presence Health (one of the largest health systems in Illinois) almost half of a million dollars. Earlier this month, Presence…more

Breach Notification Rule, Corrective Actions, Covered Entities, Data Breach, HHS

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Observer Estate Planning - Spring 2016

Pennsylvania’s Revised Power of Attorney Act: Major Changes May Not Necessitate Revising Your Power of Attorney - You may have read about the overhaul of the Pennsylvania laws governing Powers of Attorney used for…more

Banks, Estate Planning, Financial Institutions, New Legislation, Notary Certificates

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International Entrepreneurs Receive Welcome News from USCIS

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced a proposal to grant international entrepreneurs temporary admission to the United States in order to start or scale their businesses here. On Friday, August 26,…more

Entrepreneurs, Foreign Nationals, Proposed Rules, Startups, USCIS

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CMS Grants Eleventh Hour Extension for Attesting to Meaningful Use

Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program now have an additional thirteen days to register and attest to meeting the meaningful use requirements for 2016. The Centers for Medicare &…more

CMS, EHR, Health Care Providers, Meaningful Use, Medicaid

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Department of Labor Refuses to Let the Clock Run Out on the Persuader Rule…How about Overtime?

On January 12, 2017, the Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal of District Judge Sam R. Cummings’ November order that blocked the Department of Labor’s controversial “persuader rule.” The rule, discussed by HRLegalist…more

Consultants, DOL, Persuader Rules, Trump Administration, Union Elections

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How Can I Get A Quickie Divorce?

This is a question that I am often asked—and for good reason. The divorce process can be emotionally and economically draining. Simply put, no one wants to litigate for longer than he/she needs to. Many people that I talk to…more

Divorce

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CMS Grants Eleventh Hour Extension for Attesting to Meaningful Use

Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program now have an additional thirteen days to register and attest to meeting the meaningful use requirements for 2016. The Centers for Medicare &…more

CMS, EHR, Health Care Providers, Meaningful Use, Medicaid

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Playing Hide and Seek with Marital Assets

Hiding assets during a divorce is sneaky, unethical and illegal – but, unfortunately, it happens. Hiding assets can be easy to do, especially if one of the parties handles the finances and the other spouse is unaware,…more

Divorce, Marital Assets

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Playing Hide and Seek with Marital Assets

Hiding assets during a divorce is sneaky, unethical and illegal – but, unfortunately, it happens. Hiding assets can be easy to do, especially if one of the parties handles the finances and the other spouse is unaware,…more

Divorce, Marital Assets

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My Child is Turning 18. . . Do I Have an Obligation to Pay Child Support?

In Pennsylvania, once a child turns 18, he or she no longer is subject to the jurisdiction of family court and therefore the child can chose where he or she resides. However, if the child is attending high school a parent has a…more

Adult Children, Child Support, Disability, Gainful Employment, Support Orders

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CMS Grants Eleventh Hour Extension for Attesting to Meaningful Use

Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program now have an additional thirteen days to register and attest to meeting the meaningful use requirements for 2016. The Centers for Medicare &…more

CMS, EHR, Health Care Providers, Meaningful Use, Medicaid

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Areas of Practice
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