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Obermayer’s Estate Planning newsletter - Summer 2014 - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania Tax Man Wants to Know Where Your Heart Is

In this issue: - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania tax man wants to know where your heart is - Some reminders about Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions - . . . and about IRAs - A consumer tip:…more

Beneficiaries, Gift-Tax Exemption, Inherited IRA, IRA, Tax Planning

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Prepare, Don’t Panic – Seven Tips for Ebola Preparedness in the Workplace

While there have only been four confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, public concern about the potential spread of the virus has been growing rapidly. Most experts agree that the U.S. health system is well-equipped to…more

Ebola, Employee Rights, FMLA, Safety Precautions

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Counsel Fees Statute Analyzed by Court in Child Custody Case

When the new Custody Act was passed in 2011, practitioners welcomed the statute authorizing the award of counsel fees, costs and expenses, as the statute provides that a court may award reasonable interim or final counsel fees,…more

Attorney's Fees, Child Custody

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Reminder to Private Employers: EE0-1 Reports Due Soon!

If you are a private employer with 100 or more employees, you must file an EE0-1 Report with the federal Joint Reporting Committee no later than September 30, 2014. The EEOC uses this employment data to detect employment…more

Civil Rights Act, Deadlines, EEO-1, EEOC, Employee Rights

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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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How to Structure an Employee Severance Package Regarding COBRA and the ACA

Often, when parting ways with an employee, an employer may offer to pay for some months of COBRA continuation coverage so that the employee can remain covered without having to pay the substantial premiums associated with COBRA…more

Affordable Care Act, COBRA, Employee Benefits, Employee Rights, Employer Liability Issues

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The Trend Continues … Pittsburgh Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Legislation

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh City Council unanimously passed two city ordinances requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. The new legislation provides for temporary job restructuring and…more

Employee Rights, Pregnancy, Reasonable Accommodation

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The NLRB “Steals” Christmas with New “Ambush” Election Rules

Feeling the holiday spirit, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (i.e., management’s “Grinch”) has stolen any chance for employers to enjoy the holidays, while bestowing another significant Christmas gift on Big Labor—new…more

Ambush Election Rules, NLRB, Union Elections, Unions

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Executive Action on Immigration: Employer “Cheat Sheet”

On December 15, 2014 HRLegalist editor, Gregory Eck, presented a webinar on President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform. Among the measures the president announced are several actions that will affect employers in…more

Barack Obama, DACA, DAPA, Deportation, Employer Liability Issues

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Protecting Gifts or Inheritances in Divorces

On numerous occasions, we have been asked how inheritances and gifts are treated in divorces in Pennsylvania. The first thing you need to understand is how marital property is divided in a divorce…more

Divorce, Inheritance

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Child Custody – How Do I Get My Kid For The Holidays?

Tis the season for holiday parenting time disputes. Whether it is Chanukah, Christmas or New Years, there is plenty to fight about this time of year…more

Child Custody, Divorce, Holidays

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Wage & Hour Words of Wisdom: Beware of “Connectivity” Overtime for Non-Exempt Employees

The explosion of smartphones and ease of remote connectivity has fundamentally changed the landscape of the workplace, but is it all positive for employers? Not so fast—despite productivity enhancements, beware of the increased…more

Compliance, Employer Liability Issues, FLSA, Telecommuting, Wage and Hour

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New Jersey Adopts “Ban the Box” Law

On August 11, 2014, New Jersey joined a growing number of “ban the box” states when Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act. The Act, which goes into effect on March 1, 2015, precludes public and…more

Ban the Box, Criminal Background Checks, Employee Rights, Job Applicants

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NLRB Hands Unions An Early Christmas Gift – Employees Given Right To Use Company E-Mails To Organize

Today, in an anxiously awaited decision, the National Labor Relations Board gave unions an early Christmas present by overturning a previous ruling and providing employees the right to use their employer’s email system to…more

Email, NLRB, Protected Concerted Activity, Purple Communications, Unions

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Obermayer’s Estate Planning newsletter - Summer 2014 - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania Tax Man Wants to Know Where Your Heart Is

In this issue: - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania tax man wants to know where your heart is - Some reminders about Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions - . . . and about IRAs - A consumer tip:…more

Beneficiaries, Gift-Tax Exemption, Inherited IRA, IRA, Tax Planning

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Child Custody: Determining Who Should be the Primary Custodial Parent

Many times the parent who is considered the primary caretaker assumes that he or she will automatically become the primary custodial parent. In Pennsylvania, this is no longer the case…more

Child Custody

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Restrictive Covenant Enforcement: It’s About More Than Just Limits Of Time And Geography

Employers spend substantial resources training employees to fit the goals of their organizations. Often times, this includes providing the employee access to confidential information, introducing the employee to key business…more

Confidentiality Agreements, Corporate Counsel, Human Resources Professionals, Restrictive Covenants

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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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Dog Owners: Beware of Divorce

Divorce takes an emotional toll on all families. For over 60% of the households in the United States, that also includes their pets. While all courts are required to address custody matters involving children, most states are…more

Custody, Divorce, Pets

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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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Surprising Shakeup in Construction Lending: New Law Kisses Kessler Goodbye

On July 9, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 117 of 2014 which amends the Mechanics’ Lien Law to grant lien priority to open-end mortgages over mechanics’ liens, provided that sixty percent (60%) of the proceeds of…more

Construction Contracts, Lending, Mechanics Lien

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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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Firm Leadership: Learn to Love Marketing Your Legal Practice

Successful professionals take time out of their busy schedules to develop some form of personal marketing plans. Then they do an amazing thing ... they actually implement them…more

Business Development, Firm Leadership, Legal Perspectives, Professional Networking

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Pennsylvania Employers Consider This: Continued Employment Alone Is Not Sufficient Consideration for a Noncompetition Agreement

Pennsylvania remains one of the few states that still require “new” consideration in order for an employer to bind an existing employee to a noncompetition agreement. Not only does the consideration have to be new, it must also…more

Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Legally Sufficient Justification, Non-Compete Agreements, Restrictive Covenants

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The NLRB “Steals” Christmas with New “Ambush” Election Rules

Feeling the holiday spirit, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (i.e., management’s “Grinch”) has stolen any chance for employers to enjoy the holidays, while bestowing another significant Christmas gift on Big Labor—new…more

Ambush Election Rules, NLRB, Union Elections, Unions

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Supreme Court Says Employers Don’t Always Have To Pay Under The FLSA (Really!)

What do you know, the Supreme Court has issued another employer-friendly decision on an interesting wage-and-hour issue! This time, on December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act does…more

FLSA, Integrity Staffing v Busk, SCOTUS, Security Checks, Wage and Hour

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What the New Alimony Law in New Jersey Means for You

On September 10, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed an alimony reform bill into law, which makes significant changes to the New Jersey alimony statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23. While the new law does not create alimony guidelines,…more

Alimony, Divorce

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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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News from the Health Law Gurus™

Patient Medical Records Stolen from New Jersey Storage Facility – Tribeca Medical Center is notifying patients that their protected health information may be compromised. According to a privacy notice posted on Tribeca Medical…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Facilities, HHS, Mobile Apps, Patient Confidentiality Breaches

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Obermayer’s Estate Planning newsletter - Summer 2014 - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania Tax Man Wants to Know Where Your Heart Is

In this issue: - Snowbirds Beware: The Pennsylvania tax man wants to know where your heart is - Some reminders about Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions - . . . and about IRAs - A consumer tip:…more

Beneficiaries, Gift-Tax Exemption, Inherited IRA, IRA, Tax Planning

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Executive Action on Immigration Expected as Early as This Week

President Obama is preparing to announce a 10-point plan to overhaul U.S. immigration policy via executive action, according to a draft proposal, that could add as many as five million new legal workers. The president is…more

Barack Obama, DACA, Executive Orders, Highly-Skilled Workers Visa, Immigration Reform

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News from the Health Law Gurus™

Patient Medical Records Stolen from New Jersey Storage Facility – Tribeca Medical Center is notifying patients that their protected health information may be compromised. According to a privacy notice posted on Tribeca Medical…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Facilities, HHS, Mobile Apps, Patient Confidentiality Breaches

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Can I Remove My Spouse From Our Home During the Divorce Litigation?

We know how difficult it is to remain under the same roof with your spouse during a divorce. Generally, during an initial consultation, clients always ask us what is the quickest way to remove his/her spouse from the marital…more

Divorce, Primary Residence

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Should I have a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is not the death knell of romance! It is a misconception that if you are not a celebrity and do not have millions of dollars, you do not need a prenuptial agreement. Couples from all tax brackets should…more

Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements

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Should I have a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is not the death knell of romance! It is a misconception that if you are not a celebrity and do not have millions of dollars, you do not need a prenuptial agreement. Couples from all tax brackets should…more

Marriage, Prenuptial Agreements

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Child Custody: Do grandparents have rights to custody of their grandchildren in Pennsylvania?

In 2011, the law in Pennsylvania changed as to the rights of grandparents to have custody of the grandchildren. Grandparents have the right to file an action for ANY form of physical or legal of custody if the following…more

Child Custody, Grandparents Rights

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