May. 26, 2017

Weeding Through the Workplace Impact of Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana has been legalized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for nearly a year with the system of dispensaries soon to be licensed and constructed. What does that mean for you as an employer, HR representative or business owner? On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., join FLB and the Indian Valley Chamber of […]

May. 18, 2017

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Considers Equal Pay Act

by Jacob M. Sitman and Gretchen L. Geisser Earlier this year, Philadelphia enacted an ordinance and became the first city in the country to ban private-sector employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.  The ordinance is based on the theory that the use of salary history perpetuates historic discrimination against women, and the […]

May. 18, 2017

FLB Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. 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 […]

Dec. 13, 2016

On-Boarding With The New I-9 Form

Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]

Dec. 2, 2016

Does Your Company Need to Comply with Securities Laws?

Is your company in the process of raising capital?  Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business?  Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]

Nov. 23, 2016

Employment Law Alert: Court Halts New Overtime Regulations

Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016.  Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]

Aug. 10, 2016

OSHA Reformulates Reporting Requirements

OSHA’s new reporting regulations mean that all of the data reported will be available to anyone to view; employers need to mitigate privacy risks.

Jun. 23, 2016

Government Offers Additional Trade Secret Protection for Employers

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) provides employers, for the first time, a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.

May. 18, 2016

New Overtime Rules: What Employers Need to Know

The United States Department of Labor has published new regulations defining who is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Apr. 11, 2016

Employment & Antitrust Law: The Underappreciated Impact

Antitrust laws apply to Purchasing, Manufacturing/Operations, R&D, Finance/Accounting Departments, and, yes, Human Resources activities.