On Tuesday, August 27, Pietragallo’s Shelly Pagac will be speaking at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s CLE: WLD Summit: Advancement and Retention of Women in the Legal Profession. This four-credit summit is focused on the advancement and retention of women in the legal profession and will include three groups sessions and one hour of breakout… Read more »
Employment Lawyer, Joe Gordon, was a guest speaker on the Radio Talk Show, “HR Today.” HR Today is a weekly radio series that brings on HR experts, dedicated to providing valuable information to human resource professionals and other business leaders like CEOs. In his segment, Mr. Gordon discussed: Non-Compete Agreements, classifying your employees to keep… Read more »
Joe Gordon will be presenting at the Greater Valley Forge HR Summit in Malvern, PA on October 25, 2019. Joe’s presentation is titled, “Employee Benefits of the Future – How Legal Developments Will Drive Profound Change.” In his presentation, Mr. Gordon will explore cultural pressures and the evolution of discrimination laws that will have a… Read more »
Joseph L. Gordon will be presenting on “OSHA’s Ten Most Common Violations – An Insider’s Perspective on Easy Solutions to Overlooked Hazards” at The Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM’s 2019 State Conference in State College, PA. Joe will be a co-presenter with Nicholas DeJesse, an Assistant Regional Administrator with OSHA.
Under federal law, a worker must be classified as either an employee or an independent contractor. This determination is important as employees are entitled to a number of protections that are not available to independent contractors. By way of example, independent contractors are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards… Read more »
Earlier this year in a case of first impression, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania found corporate “no-hire” policies void against public policy. Pittsburgh Logistics Sys., Inc. v. BeeMac Trucking, LLC, 2019 PA Super 13 (Jan. 11, 2019) involved a service contract entered between Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. (“PLS”) and BeeMac Trucking LLC. (“BeeMac”). PLS, a… Read more »
Roughly three out of four large U.S. employers utilize exit interviews, which are considered a low-risk, low-cost way to acquire valuable information. However, companies who approach exit interviews with an “auto-pilot” mentality may expose themselves to increased employment liability if they do not think strategically about how and why they conduct such interviews. Conversely, a… Read more »
Gaetan J. Alfano and Joseph L. Gordon were mentioned in an article titled, “Court Rejects ‘Close Nexus’ Arbitration Argument in Dispute Between School, Condo Owner.” Published March 14, 2019 in The Legal Intelligencer. Related Information: Click here to read the article in The Legal Intelligencer
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued two decisions that give companies greater flexibility to discipline employees and classify workers as independent contractors. Alstate Maintenance, LLC, 367 NLRB 68 (2019); SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., 367 NLRB 75 (2019). In Alstate, the Board rejected a standard that protected broad statements to management in front of colleagues, making it more… Read more »
Shelly R. Pagac will be speaking at the RIMS Pittsburgh Chapter’s EPLI – Emerging Claim Trends & Coverage Issues event. Her presentation will be titled “Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement.” The event will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Sheraton Station Square from 11:30am – 1:30pm.