Oct. 22, 2019

Maraleen D. Shields Discusses the Myths Surrounding Diversity in Hiring Practices

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare groups, was recently published in The Legal Intelligencer. Her article, entitled “Dispelling Myths: Beginning to Address Diversity in Lehigh Valley”, discusses the common misconceptions about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices held in the Lehigh Valley. She describes the potential consequences, including […]

Sep. 30, 2019

Maraleen D. Shields Speaks at the Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, was recently invited to be a panelist at the Diversity & Inclusion Summit presented by Olympus Corporation of the Americas. Held on September 23, the Diversity & Inclusion Summit focused on informing business leaders of strategies and existing programs to promote inclusion […]

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. 15, 2019

Gretchen L. Geisser Petersen Named Shareholder

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Gretchen L. Geisser Petersen has been named Shareholder of the Firm. Ms. Petersen serves as a member in FLB’s Litigation & Trial Practice. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, including commercial litigation, real estate litigation, landlord-tenant law, personal injury, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, and the Right to […]

Jun. 17, 2019

FLB Secures Another Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields successfully represented the City of Allentown in a case stemming from slip and fall on a City pedestrian bridge. After a week-long trial, a Lehigh County jury found in favor of the City, saying it was not negligent in its maintenance of the bridge. During the trial, the plaintiff claimed that the […]

May. 24, 2019

Help! I Have New Neighbors Every Weekend!

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Slice of Life v. Hamilton Township. As the prevalence and impact of short-term rentals continues to increase, this case will have important implications from both land use and litigation perspectives. The Court decided that the Township’s Zoning Ordinance was clear enough to prohibit the […]

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 […]

Apr. 24, 2019

Joshua A. Gildea Reviews CASPA Updates in Network Magazine

Joshua A. Gildea, shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, recently published an article regarding CASPA in the Lehigh Valley’s Network Magazine, a publication by and for high-level professionals in the region. CASPA stands for the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act, a staple of PA construction law for more than twenty years. The act […]

Apr. 23, 2019

FLB Attorneys Speak About POAs at Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Spring Conference

Attorneys Steven T. Boell, Peter E. Iorio and Deven A. Amin spoke at the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) Spring Conference on Thursday, April 11. The attorney team presented “The ABCs of POAs” to more than 100 health care and palliative care professionals from across the state Mr. Iorio, attorney in the Firm’s Estate Planning […]