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Edward J. Easterly practices before federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies, representing clients in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and  Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  He assists clients, including universities, private businesses, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, with their employment matters.

Edward advises clients regarding enforceability of employment agreements, wage and hour matters, discrimination policies, and covenants not to compete. He drafts and revises employee handbooks/manuals, as well as employment and separation agreements.  Along with his fellow members of the Labor & Employment Group, he presents training programs to clients about many of these same issues, as well as harassment and social media in the workplace.

Edward’s labor law practice focuses on representing management.  He has handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitrations for matters such as wage discipline and termination.  He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections.  Edward also assists public and private employers in negotiations during collective bargaining.  He has also represented a number of clients in interest arbitrations during the collective bargaining process.  Additionally, Edward advises his clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, Edward represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

He frequently authors articles for local and national publications, as well as law alerts on new labor and employment law matters, and presents programs on these subjects to audiences including the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Edward is a member of the Muhlenberg Board of Associates.  He is on the Executive Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Board of Advisors for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks; and was a member of the KidsPeace Golf Tournament Committee, serving as Co-Chair from 2009 to 2010.

 

 

Edward Easterly Presents at NAILBA 37th Annual Meeting

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Edward Easterly to Speak at the GLVCC Healthcare Summit

Edward Easterly to Speak at National Association of Colleges and Employers

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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Labor & Employment Group Presents Interactive Mock Trial

Easterly to Speak on the Impacts of Medical Marijuana on Employers at the LVB Health Care Symposium

Easterly to Present Employment Law for Non-Employment Attorneys

Easterly to Present “Overtime is Money: Are You Ready for the Recent Changes?”

Easterly Guest Speaker for LHVA Labor and Employment Law Legal Update

Five Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Labor and Employment Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. hosts Human Resources Lunch & Learn Series

Nine Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Lehigh Valley Style’s “Select Lawyers”

Six Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Members

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Hosts Celebrity Bartending Fundraiser

Steven E. Hoffman and Edward J. Easterly Secure Appellate Victory for City of Allentown Before Third Circuit

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Labor & Employment Group to Host Human Resources Lunch & Learn Series

Edward J. Easterly Speaks at Annual Conference for National Association of Colleges and Employers

Firm Secures Defense Verdict for City of Allentown in Federal Court

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Labor & Employment Group Presents Employment Law Update

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Labor & Employment Group Presents Employment Law Update

Easterly to Address the Impact of Social Media on Legal Services to the Lehigh County Paralegal Association

Easterly Address the Impact of Social Media on Business and Employment

Edward J. Easterly to Present Webinar for National Association of Colleges and Employers

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Edward J. Easterly Appointed to Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board

Steven Hoffman and Edward Easterly Win Defense Verdict for City of Bethlehem

Articles

Blog - Lehigh Valley Employment Law

Employment Law in Television and the Movies Recap

Supreme Court Deals Severe Blow to Unions

Old Tweets, New Tweets, Any Tweet Can Get You Twitter Fired

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

Another One Bites the Dust

Way to Get Fired Number 4,527: Posting A Picture of Yourself Flipping Off the President

Harassment in the Workplace: Not a New Issues

Free Speech at Work: It Is Not What You Think It Is

What Happens in Vegas (mostly) Ends Up on this Blog

Summertime = Friday and Monday Flu Season

More Lessons from ESPN

Back Back Back Back Back and That Job is Gone!

One Shining Moment and Hundreds of Lost Hours of Production

This is Lowe’s, Don’t Be Like Lowe’s: A Checklist For Employers

You Posted What??? Deep Thoughts With Employees On Social Media

A HUUUUGE Hire:  Learning From the Actions of Our Future President

When Ubering Goes Wrong: A Lesson for Both Drunks And Employers

Is There a Tree? No, There’s a Pole…

‘Tis the Season for Inappropriate Conduct at Holiday Parties

Another Hit to the Overtime Regulations

Upcoming Webinar Hosted by NACE

The Kaepernick Conundrum

Registration is open for our September Labor & Employment Seminar

To Yelp or Not to Yelp: An Analysis of an Employee’s Online “Open Letter” to Her CEO

That’s My Stapler: The Issues with Deducting Amounts from an Employee’s Paycheck

It’s a Snow Emergency!

Warning of the Day: Pay Your Employees Correctly or Face The Consequences

The End of the Year Bonus: Who Wants the Jelly of the Month Club?

The Problems In Mizzou: What Is “Free Speech” In The Workplace?

Was That Wrong, Should I Not Have Done That?

O’Doyle Rules Workplace Bullying

What I learned from Homeland

Pile On: More Drug and Alcohol Issues

Who Should Start/Sit in my Fantasy League: Ask Draft Kings’ Employees

Firing the Flatulent

You Can Split 7s, But Don’t Double Down on Dessert

Happy (belated) Labor Day!

But I was Off Duty!

You May Be a Joint Employer and Not Even Know It

Northwestern Football Players’ Attempt to Unionize Picked off by NLRB

A Full House of Trouble

DEFLATEGATE: What Can We Learn From Deflategate Other Than That The Patriots Are Cheaters

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Publications

Press Coverage, Quotes, & Interviews

  • “Employment Law According to Seinfeld,” Orlando, Florida, November 1, 2018
  • “The Brewers of Pennsylvania 4th Annual Mid Atlantic Brewer’s Symposium,” State College, PA, October 12, 2018
  • “2017-2018 Labor and Employment Law Update,” Bethlehem, PA, September 11, 2018
  • “Opioids & Mental Health: The Impact on your Small Business,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, September 12, 2018
  • “Legal Issues Surrounding Internships,” “Legal Issues: Harassment,” and “Preemployment Testing,” National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference and Expo, New Orleans, LA, June 6-7, 2018
  • “Social Media in the Workplace,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., April 18, 2018
  • “Harassment in the Workplace: How to Prevent and Handle Claims of Harassment,” Bethlehem, PA, February 22, 2018
  • “2016-2017 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update,” Wilkes-Barre, PA, December 13, 2017
  • “2016-2017 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update,” Mt. Pocono, PA, October 4, 2017
  • “2016-2017 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update,” Bethlehem, PA, September 20, 2017
  • Lehigh Valley Business Health Care Symposium, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, August 2, 2017
  • “FMLA and Other Leave Laws,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., June 21, 2017
  • “Inadequate Supervisor Training: Financial Liability and Other Consequences,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., May 17, 2017
  • “Employment Law for Non-Employment Attorneys,” Bar Association of Lehigh Valley, May 3, 2017
  • “Wage and Hour Compliance,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., April 19, 2017
  • “Overtime is Money: Are You Ready for the Recent Changes?” National Association of Colleges and Employers, online, December 13, 2016
  • “2013-2014 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, September 24, 2014
  • “Retaliation: The Most Dangerous Claim Facing Employers,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, May 21, 2014
  • “Dealing with Problem Employees,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, April 2, 2014
  • “Employment Law Update in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services, Allentown, PA, March 19, 2014
  • Employment Law on Television and in the Movies,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, November 13, 2013
  • “The Impact of the National Labor Relations Board on Non-Union Employers,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, October 16, 2013
  • “2012-2013 Labor and Employment Law Legal Update,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, September 18, 2013
  • “Navigating the Hiring Process,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, June 19, 2013
  • “How to Properly Conduct a Workplace Investigation,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, May 22, 2013
  • “Understanding Workplace Violence and Bullying,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, April 17, 2013
  • “Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation: What Do We Do?”, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, June 20, 2012
  • “FMLA Pitfalls,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, May 30, 2012
  • “New Laws Facing Higher Education” and “Legal Issues in Internships,” National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference and Expo, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, June 12-15, 2012
  • “Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation: What Do We Do?”, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, June 20, 2012
  • “FMLA Pitfalls,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, May 30, 2012
  • “Navigating the ADA’s Accommodation Requests,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, April 25, 2012
  • Attorneys Present “Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania”

Edward J. Easterly was selected to the 2018 Rising Stars Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

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