With over a decade of experience, Stephanie A. Koenig is an attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment and Labor Law groups. Throughout her career, Ms. Koenig has worked with organizations of all types and sizes to negotiate complex land development contracts, zoning approvals, and leases. She consistently represents clients in front of government agencies and municipalities regarding land use and entitlements for real estate ventures.
In addition, Ms. Koenig’s practice extends to Employment Law. She helps ensure transparency between employers and their employees during the contract development process, and counsels employers on compliance with federal, state and local laws concerning individual employment rights, workplace investigations, covenants not-to-compete, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and personnel policies.
Ms. Koenig has based her practice on the core values of strategy, practicality and honesty, which is evident in her relationships with her clients. She understands that each client has his or her own unique needs and goals, and tailors her approach to fit every individual that approaches her.
A native to the Lehigh Valley, Ms. Koenig is an avid traveler and enjoys discovering authentic cuisines from around the globe with her husband.
Pennsylvania has raised the threshold for determining whether employees are eligible for overtime pay – and the threshold is scheduled to continue to rise multiple times, automatically, in the years to come. On October 3, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) issued a final rule concerning overtime pay requirements under the Pennsylvania […]
Over the years, courts have articulated various standards and factors in determining which employees of religious institutions are exempt from employment discrimination laws, and this has led to much confusion and little consistency. This past week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that will impact and clarify the employment landscape for religious institutions […]
More than two months have passed since Governor Tom Wolf declared the closing of non-life-sustaining businesses. During these months of closure and stay-at-home, Governor Wolf introduced a phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania in which a three-phase approach (Red, Yellow and Green Phases) is used to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin opening […]
As the COVID-19 restrictions begin to relax and employees are permitted to return to the workplace, employers will likely have questions regarding the logistics for that return. The return to the workplace is not without complication. Some employees will be more than ready to return, while others will have many concerns about returning. The first […]
As a result of new guidance issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees now have more time to elect and pay for healthcare continuation coverage under COBRA. On May 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service released a new Final Rule on this temporary extension. Here is a link to […]