Jake Sitman Guests on Voices of HR Podcast

Jacob M. Sitman, Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group, was a guest on HRMorning’s Voices of HR podcast. This weekly conversation with HR practitioners, thought leaders, and C-suite executives addresses what works and what doesn’t in human resources, people strategy, corporate culture, and more. Mr. Sitman offered his seasoned […]

FLB Wins Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act Case

Shareholder Joshua A. Gildea successfully represented a local contractor in a recent Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) case. While this act was designed to protect consumers, the law still protects contractors and home improvement professionals who construct home improvements.  Mr. Gildea’s client, a contractor, was hired by homeowners to construct improvements to their home. […]

Attorney Mark Stanziola Named Northampton County Custody Master

Mark B. Stanziola, Special Counsel in the firm’s Family Law practice, has been appointed Custody Master in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.  Along with two fellow part-time Custody Masters, Mark will conduct conferences to help parties reach fair custody arrangements in the best interests of their child(ren). Cases involve all aspects of custody […]

FLB Recognized with Two Top Projects Awards from Lehigh Valley Business

Lehigh Valley Business has selected Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba to receive 2024 Top Projects Awards for its work with HangDog Outdoor Adventure and Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, for which the firm served as project attorney. These inaugural awards will be presented at Lehigh Valley Business’ Real Estate & Development Summit on March 6 […]

Redefining the Workforce: The 2024 DOL Rule’s Impact on Independent Contractors

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the publication of its highly anticipated Final Rule regarding the test that should be applied to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Final Rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024.