Oct. 8, 2019

Stephanie A. Koenig Discusses Employers’ Roles in Monitoring Office Politics

Stephanie A. Koenig, attorney in the Firm’s Employment Law and Labor Relations practice was recently interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business. The article, titled “Office politics: Kindness, communication and leadership can trump costly office political battles” examines what Lehigh Valley employers should do in the face of divisive political discussion in the workplace. Ms. Koenig specifically […]

Oct. 7, 2019

FLB Tops Lehigh Valley Business Reader Rankings For Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC has been named by the readers of Lehigh Valley Business both the Top “Business Law Firm” and Top “Mergers & Acquisitions Firm” in the region.  Thousands of votes were cast in Lehigh Valley Business’ reader rankings, and the results were published on October 7, 2019. […]

Sep. 25, 2019

A New Rule:  Who Is Entitled To Overtime Pay?

by Juan P. Camacho and Jacob M. Sitman On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule concerning overtime pay requirements, something that has not happened since 2004. You can find highlights of the final rule from the DOL here. Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), covered nonexempt […]

Sep. 17, 2019

Register Today – Avoiding Common Legal Pitfalls During the Employment Lifecycle

Business owners, corporate executives and managers are often focused on promoting a great work culture while keeping employees committed and productive. However, at every stage of an employee’s engagement, there are legal pitfalls that could derail an employer’s efforts. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Employment Law team of Jacob M. Sitman, Stephanie A. Koenig and Juan P. Camacho can help guide you through […]

Aug. 26, 2019

Stephanie Koenig Discusses Evolving Landscape of Gender in the Workplace with LVB

Stephanie A Koenig, an attorney in the Firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations  group, was recently interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business. The article, titled “Proactive Workplace Policies Needed to Address Gender Preference”, looks at the legal protections for transgender employees as well as strategies employers can use to create a supportive workplace environment for LGBTQ+ […]

May. 23, 2019

Interns – Are They Really Employees?

Each summer, thousands of college students look to advance their careers by landing the perfect internship. For a variety of reasons, many local employers can only offer these students an unpaid internship. Presumably, this is a win for both sides: the student gains valuable experience and the employer does not have to budget for an […]

May. 21, 2019

FLB Wins Dismissal of Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims Against Lehigh University

A former development research analyst for Lehigh University sued the school in state court for employment discrimination, alleging that after almost 13 years of employment, the school harassed her and terminated her employment based on her age, disabilities (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep apnea), and retaliated against her for requesting leave to address her […]

May. 20, 2019

Jacob Sitman Discusses Legal Considerations Employers Should Take Into Account During a Potential Measles Outbreak

Jacob M. Sitman, Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Employment Law and Labor Relations Department, was recently interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business. The resulting article, titled “If measles clocks in, is your company prepared?” examines what Lehigh Valley employers should consider and do in the face of a potential measles outbreak. Mr. Sitman specifically reminds […]

Apr. 22, 2019

FLB Continues Its Strategic Growth With Hiring of Two Attorneys

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that attorneys Juan P. Camacho and Richard S. Calabrese, Jr., have joined the Firm as Associates. Their hiring is a continuation of the Firm’s long-term strategic expansion of its Litigation, Employment, Corporate, Taxation and Estates Groups. “We are in the second year of our strategic expansion, […]

Apr. 10, 2019

Stephanie A. Koenig Named to Hillside School Board of Trustees

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephanie A Koenig, attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment and Labor Law groups, has been named to The Hillside School Board of Trustees. “We are excited to add such an active member of our community to our board, and […]