Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Highlights of the Resettlement Process and Tips for Employers

The terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13th have heightened Americans’ concern over security as President Obama has pledged to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees fleeing that troubled, violent, and oppressive land. A number of…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Final Rule Issued: Stark Law Modifications Designed to Ease the Burden of Compliance

On October 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) issued a final regulation that includes modifications to the Stark Law (the “Final Rule”). Among other things, the Final Rule adds two new exceptions to the…more
| Health

Medical Devices a Target for Online Hackers

In the past few years, medical devices have become a major target for online criminals. Not only are medical devices considered to be one of the easiest and most vulnerable points of entry into a health care enterprise, they are…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Emancipation of “Home Alone” Character Kevin

I can’t believe it has been twenty-five years since I first saw the movie “Home Alone.” I remember I didn’t particularly like the movie, as I found it hard to believe that an eight year old boy could be smarter and more…more
| Family Law

Student-Athletes Strike Back: Will the University of Missouri’s Football Team Strike Reinvigorate the Labor Movement in College Sports?

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, several African American members of The University of Missouri’s varsity football team announced their intention to go on strike—refusing to attend practices, play in scheduled games or participate…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education

Where’s the “Dislike” Button? 2nd Circuit Affirms Employee-Friendly Social Media Ruling

In my last post on HR legalist, I outlined the current state of the law regarding employee social media use. One trend I have been following is the National Labor Relations Board’s expansion of protections for employees who…more
| Labor & Employment Law

House of Horrors: What is the Purpose of Children and Youth Services?

Picture a bedroom–with little to no lighting, where all of the carpet has been removed, flies thrive upon the human feces covering the room, and the door leading from this dreadfulness is locked because the knob has been…more
| Family Law

[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
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

OCR Audits to Begin in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will conduct another round of audits to gauge compliance with privacy provisions in the Health Insurance Portability and…more
| Health, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Passes in Senate

This week, the Senate passed a cybersecurity bill, called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (the “CISA”), by a vote of 74 to 21. With the Senate’s vote, the bill is one step closer to becoming law…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

“Do Unto Others”: Philadelphia Holds First Ever Day of Kindness

Yesterday, the City of Philadelphia held its first ever Day of Kindness, the goal of which was to inspire individuals, civic groups and companies to engage in acts of kindness. While spending a day focused on kindness may not…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Effective November 1, 2015: New Jersey Expands Scope of Prescription Monitoring Program

In July, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation that expands the access, registration, and utilization of the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). The legislation, Senate Bill 1998 (S-1998), is…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Tale of Two Distributions: Equitable Versus Estate in the Wake of the Kardashian/Odom Divorce

The current domestic law situation between Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, although unique, is not uncommon. In December 2013, Khloe filed for divorce against Lamar, but for whatever reason, never finalized the paperwork…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Immigration Updates: USCIS Announces Yet Another Change to the Visa Bulletin and STEM Graduates Granted a Reprieve by DHS

In our September 16th blog posting, we discussed the updated Visa Bulletin which provided a new chart for would-be immigrants. The new chart provides Dates for Filing Applications, or the earliest dates when an applicant may…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

“You Can’t Fix Stupid” – The Effects of Social Media and Family Law

I was watching the Today show and viewed a story about Whitney Beall, a twenty-three year old woman from Lakeland, Florida, who was arrested for drunk driving after several people witnessed her “antics” on Periscope, a…more
| Family Law
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