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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun. 24, 2021

FLB Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace for the 8th Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces”. This was the eighth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. In the article published on June 24, the Firm ranked eighth overall in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest-ranking law firm overall. “Following a difficult year, […]

Jun. 21, 2021

Three FLB Shareholders Named to LVB Power 30 in Law List

FLB congratulates co-managing shareholder, Joseph A. Bubba, founder & shareholder Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., and shareholder Stephanie A. Kobal for being named to the “Power 30 in Law” list, which was curated by Lehigh Valley Business’ editorial staff. Joseph A. Bubba is a co-founder of FLB and has been the Firm’s managing shareholder since for […]

May. 26, 2021

FLB Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. […]

May. 15, 2021

“To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate”: Stephanie A. Kobal Discusses Issues Facing Employers in Lehigh Valley Business

Stephanie A. Kobal, shareholder in FLB’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Practice recently contributed to Lehigh Valley Business’ special COVID Recovery issue. The article, titled “To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: Pressing Issues Facing Employers Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine,” provides guidance to employers on whether they can require employees to become vaccinated. Ms. Kobal […]

May. 3, 2021

Mandatory Notice Requirements for COBRA Continuation

The federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between […]

Apr. 21, 2021

Stephanie Kobal Koenig To be Panelist in LVB Leadership Series Webinar

On Wednesday, April 28 at noon, FLB Real Estate & Employment Law attorney Stephanie Kobal Koenig will be a panelist in the Lehigh Valley Business Leadership Series webinar, “Positioning Your Business in a Post COVID Economy.” This free webinar will feature Ms. Koenig and other local leaders as they discuss what companies should be doing […]