Christopher J. Kalbfell is an attorney in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice group. Mr. Kalbfell’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and creditor’s rights, real estate litigation, landlord/tenant law, employment law and appellate litigation.
As part of President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, he has announced the first ever federal vaccine mandate to apply to private employers. In the coming weeks, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is likely to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard that would require all private […]
On July 21, 2021, in the case of In Re: Amazon.com, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that employees must be paid for the time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing mandatory workplace security screenings under the state’s Minimum Wage Act (PMWA). This decision may have far reaching implications for employers and their bottom […]
Commercial landowners in New Jersey can now watch winter storms from the warmth of their building and wait until it is over to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. On June 10, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the “ongoing storm rule” for commercial property owners within the State. Under this “ongoing storm […]
The federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between […]
On April 4, 2021, Governor Wolf amended his November 23, 2020 order requiring all businesses to conduct their operations remotely unless impossible. The new Order removes the mandatory language and now states that “all businesses are strongly encouraged to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely” through telework. In addition, the order states […]