Oct. 25, 2023

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Celebrates 35 Years of Service to the Mid-Atlantic Region  

ALLENTOWN, October 25, 2023 – Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to commemorate 35 years of serving businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic region. After opening the firm in 1988 with four attorneys and just a handful of practice areas, the firm now employs 40 attorneys, continually growing and diversifying to better meet […]

Oct. 16, 2023

AI for Hiring & Maintaining Employment Law Compliance

Using artificial intelligence (AI) for hiring can increase productivity and efficiency in the workplace. However, without proper implementation and maintenance, there is a risk that the use of these tools may result in an employer’s violation of federal and state anti-discrimination laws. This article discusses these risks and best practices to remain in compliance with […]

Sep. 18, 2023

FLB Attorneys to Present at 2023 SHRMLV Annual Conference

Jacob M. Sitman and Stephanie A. Kobal, representing the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations practice groups, will present to The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRMLV) annual conference on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Jake and Steph will address employment law’s most recent changes and common issues, as well as […]

Aug. 31, 2023

FLB Attorneys to Present at 2023 Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Annual Fall Conference

Jacob M. Sitman of the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group and Peter E. Iorio of the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Group will present to the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association’s (PALA) annual fall conference on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Jake and Pete will address the challenges faced by assisted living facility owners and […]

Aug. 23, 2023

Employment Law Team Members to Serve as Keynote Speakers

Jacob M. Sitman and Vanessa M. Ruggiero of the firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations Group will be the keynote speakers at the 15th Annual Labor Law and Employment Law Summit of the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association (MAEA) on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Jake and Vanessa will address how recent legislation and court […]

Aug. 2, 2023

New OSHA Enforcement Program Targets Warehouses and Distribution Centers

by Jacob M. Sitman and Vanessa M. Ruggiero Last month, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a national emphasis program aimed at preventing and reducing workplace hazards in warehouses, distribution centers, and high-risk retail establishments.  This new OSHA program will inevitably result in more on-site inspections of the […]

Jun. 5, 2023

Employment Law Case: Sexually Hostile Work Environment Claim Lacked Specifics

Despite exposure to obnoxious, unprofessional and inappropriate workplace conduct, an employee recently lost a sexually hostile work environment claim because she failed to prove enough specific instances of severe or pervasive conduct. On May 11, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that conduct, which many would consider inappropriate and […]

May. 22, 2023

FLB Attorneys Named to 2023 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 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, two 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. 17, 2023

Largest Wage Verdict in DOL History

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it won a hard-fought, long-running wage payment case against Berks County-based East Penn Manufacturing. The case began in 2018, and the recent, 30-day federal trial included the testimony of 39 workers, key witness insights, and volumes of employer time records.  Ultimately, the jury found that East […]

Apr. 21, 2023

International Business Series Kicks Off April 27

This spring, several members of our Corporate Law and Litigation teams will collaborate and present a three-part series about international business legal topics in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, Lehigh Export Network, and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. Each event will be held virtually for one hour, including […]