Susan J. Deely is an attorney in the Employment Law & Labor Relations and Corporate, Business & Banking groups. In that capacity, she advises business entities on complex statutes and regulations across practice areas.
She counsels companies on general corporate matters, including choice of entity, corporate governance and contract drafting/negotiation. Additionally, Ms. Deely has represented buyers and sellers in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Deely also works closely with clients to effectuate federal employment law compliance under Title VII, the ADA, FMLA and FCRA, developing policies to reduce legal exposure and facilitate a productive work environment. For clients facing employment disputes, she drafts and negotiates employment contracts, nondisclosure agreements and severance agreements; she has also represented management in discrimination/harassment litigation.
In addition, Ms. Deely uses her tax law background to advise sponsors of qualified employee retirement and welfare benefit plans. She is particularly interested in effectuating compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary obligations and the employer provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Deely recently returned to the Lehigh Valley after several years practicing in Lancaster and is happy to be home. In her free time, Ms. Deely enjoys hiking and traveling; she is also a poker player with local and national tournament victories.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with less than 500 employees to provide leave to employees due to certain COVID-19 qualifying reasons. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) set April 1, 2020, as the effective date for employers to implement the FFCRA’s regulatory requirements, but deferred enforcement of the law 30 days […]
As employers continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19 on the workplace and the workforce, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have issued additional guidance. We continue to receive many questions on the practical implications of Agency guidance and new legislation. Below are additional Q&A’s that employers should consider, […]
Since Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses to close on March 19, 2020, businesses that have been permitted to keep their physical locations open have been searching for guidance from the government as to how to ensure the safety of their employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, on April 15, 2020, […]