Employment Labor

Joe Gordon Talks HR on Radio Show, “HR Today”


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 Presenting at The Society for Human Resource Management


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.

Worker Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor?

June 27, 2019

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 »

Superior Court Finds That Corporate No-Hire Provision Is Void Against Public Policy In A Matter Of First Impression

June 5, 2019

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 »

Exit Interviews – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? In The Legal Intelligencer

April 30, 2019

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 »

NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Decisions Limiting Protections for Employee Complaints and Broadening the Definition of an Independent Contractor

February 28, 2019

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 »

Insurance Coverage and the #MeToo Movement

February 12, 2019

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.

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