Feb. 25, 2022

Congress Passes #MeToo Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

by Jacob M. Sitman and Kendra L. Eden In recent years, employers have increasingly used mandatory arbitration agreements as a tool to manage the risk of various types of employment claims. Claims subject to those agreements are diverted to arbitration, rather than the courts, for resolution. Earlier this month, however, Congress passed a bill dubbed […]

Jul. 17, 2019

Is FaceApp Giving Your Information to the Russian Government to be Stored and Used for All Eternity?

The short answer…probably. I don’t want to get too “tin foil hat” on you, but in the interest of discussing privacy and the interpretation of mobile app terms of service, I would be remiss if I failed to look at currently buzzworthy FaceApp.  And yes, even a cursory look gives plenty of ammunition to the […]

Dec. 21, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Via of the Lehigh Valley

The final donation of the 2018 “30 Acts of Giving” campaign went to Via of the Lehigh Valley! Last but certainly not least, we donated several large bags of gently used clothes, and made a monetary donation to the organization. It’s our hope that the clothes will keep people safe and warm this winter, and […]

Dec. 21, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving:” Mary’s Shelter

The “30 Acts of Giving” campaign keeps on rolling. FLB employees donated items for pregnant women, new moms, and babies for Mary’s Shelter in Bethlehem. There were diapers, sheets, towels, board books, all-surface cleaning supplies, BPA-free reusable bottles, and many other necessities for new or expecting families. With this donation, FLB hopes to lessen the […]

Dec. 21, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Center for Humanistic Change

For the “30 Acts of Giving,” FLB gave a monetary donation to the Center for Humanistic Change.  This money can be used to fully fund one of two programs.  The first is a “Parent Night” program at a local school, designed to help parents gain insight and support their children on issues such as bullying […]

Dec. 21, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Betty Lou’s Pantry

Fern Mann started a food pantry in her own basement with her own extra groceries, and from that act of selflessness, Betty Lou’s Pantry was born. In early November, FLB donated 30 pounds of food to Betty Lou’s Pantry as part of our “30 Acts of Giving” campaign. The pantry has fed as few as […]

Dec. 20, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Safe Harbor Easton

Organizations like Safe Harbor Easton that tackle community issues such as homelessness, substance abuse and poverty have more on their plates this holiday than most. In order to ease their minds regarding the “smaller things,” FLB donated food, hygienic items and cleaning supplies to Safe Harbor Easton, as part of our “30 Acts of Giving” […]

Dec. 20, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: New Bethany Ministries

The “30 Acts of Giving” campaign was still going strong in mid-December as FLB employees donated cleaning and birthday party supplies to New Bethany Ministries. With this donation, we hope to make some holidays a bit lighter and birthdays a lot brighter for patrons of New Bethany. New Bethany Ministries is “an interfaith, non-profit organization […]

Dec. 20, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Helping Second Harvest

As part of our “30 Acts of Giving” campaign FLB, in conjunction with our client First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, donated 100 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank. The boxes and bags were filled with nutritious food items gathered from our general food drive, like protein bars and cans of hearty soups. All […]

Dec. 20, 2018

“30 Acts of Giving”: Serving Breakfast with Ripple Community, Inc.

The final volunteer event of the 2018 “30 Acts of Giving” campaign was with Ripple Community. Saving the earliest for last, FLB employees arrived at Ripple before work, ready to serve a hearty breakfast to those in line. Some of us were toast masters, others manned the toppings stations, while still more divvied out the Cheerios. […]