FLB Law
Mar. 4, 2022

Biden Signs #MeToo Bill Into Law, Banning Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

by Jacob M. Sitman and Kendra L. Eden In recent years, employers have increasingly used mandatory arbitration agreements as a tool to manage the risk of various types of employment claims. Claims subject to those agreements are diverted to arbitration, rather than the courts, for resolution. Earlier this month, however, Congress passed a bill dubbed […]

FLB Law
Feb. 21, 2022

Looking to Export Services? Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Services as an Export? Technology, Engineering, Education, Arts” as part of the Pennsylvania SBDC Go Global Exporting 201 series. The U.S. is the #1 largest services exporter in the world and the 2nd largest goods exporter in […]

Jacob M. Sitman
Feb. 10, 2022

Deflecting the Legal Ramifications of Cupid’s Arrow

The season of love, hearts, roses, and chocolate treats is upon us, again.  And, again, we take this opportunity to remind employers of the need to consider and address the risks associated with “office romance”. Regardless of where employees work, and whether employees are work-at-home or actually in the office, the combination of workplace hierarchies […]

FLB Law
Feb. 4, 2022

Kenneth R. Charette Discusses Entity Formation & B-Corps on WDIY

Kenneth R. Charette, Shareholder in FLB’s Corporate Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions groups, recently discussed Corporate entity selection and the increasing popularity of Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) on WDIY’s LV Business Beat. Speaking with host Sally Handlon and Peter Krajsa, Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), Mr. Charette outlined the […]

FLB Law
Feb. 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

In the current hot real estate market, many homeowners looking to sell are conducting home improvement projects to increase the value of their homes. And with work-from-home culture becoming a permanent staple across many industries, people are improving their living and workspaces in their homes. Home improvement projects aren’t cheap, and neither are the potential […]

Naomi Centrella
Jan. 20, 2022

Update to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act

Effective August 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act requires public agencies (including municipalities, school districts, and charter schools) to publish a meeting agenda at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the public meeting, detailing issues expected to be deliberated and voted upon at the meeting. The meeting agenda must be posted at both the meeting location and […]

FLB Law
Jan. 14, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a monkey wrench in President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering a stay of enforcement of the recently enacted COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate issued as an emergency temporary standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mandate covered virtually all employers with […]

FLB Law
Jan. 5, 2022

Kate Curcio Joins Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that shareholder and attorney, Catherine (“Kate”) A. Curcio has recently joined the Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity for the Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit organization that works to build simple, decent homes for hardworking, disadvantaged families in the Lehigh Valley. “Kate will be a […]

FLB Law
Dec. 15, 2021

Tim Charlesworth to Host “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems” Webinar

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at noon, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems”, in conjunction with the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley. In today’s challenging supply chain environment, US Importers need to pay close attention to details such as: using the best […]

Steven T. Boell
Oct. 15, 2021

Selling a “Haunted House”? What You Need to Know.

If you have ever purchased a home, you likely know that sellers have a duty to disclose information on the condition of the home with a description of any material defects that affect the value of the property. This is usually done through a form the Seller provides when you first look at the house […]