Christopher J. Kalbfell
Sep. 10, 2021

Vaccine May Be Required By Private Sector Employers with 100+ Employees

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 […]

FLB Law
Aug. 13, 2021

Commonwealth Court Finds FLB Client Exempt from Business Privilege Tax

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholders Marie K. McConnell and Gretchen L. Petersen recently delivered a win to client Phoebe Services Inc., an affiliate of Phoebe Ministries, in a Business Privilege Tax exemption matter. The Commonwealth Court affirmed the finding of the Lehigh Court of Common Pleas that Phoebe Services, Inc. is exempt from business […]

Joshua A. Gildea
Aug. 10, 2021

Can “No-Poach” Agreements Be Enforced? Probably Not.

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently ruled that contracts between businesses agreeing not to hire each other’s employees are not enforceable. Pennsylvania’s highest court, speaking on this legal issue for the first time, held that even where one company expressly agreed in writing not to hire employees of the other in what are often called “no-poach” or […]

Jacob M. Sitman
Jul. 23, 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Employees Must Be Paid for Just Standing in Line

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 […]

FLB Law
Jul. 16, 2021

Gretchen L. Petersen Named to 2021 “Forty Under 40” List

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. congratulates Gretchen L. Petersen, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, for being named to the 2021 “Forty under 40” list published by Lehigh Valley Business. This honor celebrates forty of the region’s most accomplished professionals under the age of forty. The recipients of the award are chosen […]

FLB Law
Jul. 15, 2021

FLB Acts as Local Counsel in Sale of World-Leading Technology Company

Recently, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth served as local counsel in the sale of the global technology company, TMD Holdings, Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Together with TMD and its UK solicitors, Tim worked to help bring the sale to a successful conclusion earlier this month. The following is a link to the […]

FLB Law
Jul. 1, 2021

Abigail M. Martin named Shareholder of the Firm

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Abigail M. Martin has been named Shareholder of the Firm. Ms. Martin is an attorney in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate, Corporate, Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Ms. Martin’s primary practice area is commercial transactions, specifically commercial real estate financing and loan […]

FLB Law
Jul. 1, 2021

Stephanie A. Kobal Appointed to Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephanie A. Kobal was recently elected to the Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2021. Ms. Kobal is an attorney and shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment and Labor Law groups. “We are so excited that […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jun. 30, 2021

Christmas in June for Commercial Landowners?

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 […]

FLB Law
Jun. 29, 2021

Shareholder Tim Charlesworth Concludes International Business Webinar Series

FLB International Business and Trade Law attorney, Timothy D. Charlesworth, recently concluded his presentation of a three-part Webinar series hosted by Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with LexNET and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley.  The first session covered “Legal Considerations When Entering a Foreign Market.”  The second topic was “Sales […]