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  • Sep 24, 2018George Hlavac to Speak at Lehigh Valley Business HR Symposium

    George C. Hlavac, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to participate in the Lehigh Valley Business HR Symposium, Wednesday, October 3, 8 – 10:30 a.m. Hlavac will update human resource professionals, business owners, and managers with respect to the steps that must be taken by all businesses to avoid liability for harassment claims in the current #MeToo environment.  The symposium will feature panel discussions on harassment and other topics pertinent to the Greater Lehigh Valley business community. For more information, click here.

    Hlavac focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. He handles traditional law matters and employment-related litigation, and counsels employers of all sizes about workplace issues including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, safety and health, wage and hour, workplace accommodations, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks, unemployment compensation, union avoidance, collective bargaining negotiations and agreements, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges. Hlavac was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, where he also served as the Board’s Vice Chair and was a member of the Executive and Human Resources Committee. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, magna cum laude, in 1991 and from George Washington University Law School, with honors, in 1994.

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  • Aug 29, 2018George Hlavac to Present Labor and Employment Developments at the 13th Annual Tools for Success

    George C. Hlavac, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present “The Next Big Wave in Labor and Employment Developments” at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s 13th Annual Tools for Success Medical Practice Management Conference, “Navigating the Healthcare Seas.” The conference will be held Thursday, September 27 at The Inn at Villanova, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.

    This conference offers a full day of learning, support, and networking. Presentations will include information and strategies for dealing with HIPAA Security, Human Resources, Medicare, MACRA/MIPS Updates, Pennsylvania Legislative and Regulatory Updates, OSHA, Medical Marijuana 101, and more.

    Beginning 8:45 a.m., Hlavac will cover significant recent changes involving legal issues in the workplace. The seminar will review new legislative, regulatory, and case-law developments relating to: wage and hour issues; discrimination and harassment claims based on sex, race, age, national origin, religion, and other protected classifications; the EEOC’s harassment guidance and the impact of the #metoo movement; disability and accommodation issues; transgender and sexual orientation issues; the latest under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act; Executive Orders and other newly-implemented rules and regulations of the Trump Administration; medical marijuana and the impact on employers; social media issues in the workplace; labor law and NLRB developments; and other pending and proposed legislation.

    Hlavac focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. He handles traditional labor law matters and employment-related litigation, and counsels employers of all sizes concerning workplace issues including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, safety and health, wage and hour, workplace accommodations, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks, unemployment compensation, union avoidance, collective bargaining negotiations and agreements, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges. Hlavac was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, where he also served as the Board’s Vice Chair and a member of the Executive and Human Resources Committee. He graduated magna cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College in 1991 and from George Washington University Law School, with honors, in 1994.

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  • Aug 27, 2018Edward Easterly to Speak at the GLVCC Healthcare Summit

    Edward J. Easterly, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist at the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Summit, scheduled for Wednesday, September 12 at Homewood Suites, beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year’s summit will focus on “Opioids & Mental Health: The Impact on your Small Business,” and will supply employers with pertinent information, tools, and resources. For more information please click here.

    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.

    Easterly’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.  He also assists public and private employers in negotiations during collective bargaining, and has represented clients in interest arbitrations during the collective bargaining process.  Additionally, Easterly advises his clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, he represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

    He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2006, and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 2003.

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  • Jul 13, 2017Easterly to Speak on the Impacts of Medical Marijuana on Employers at the LVB Health Care Symposium

    Edward J. Easterly, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak on what employers need to know about the legalization of medical marijuana at the Health Care Symposium, a program of Lehigh Valley Business, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  The Health Care Symposium runs from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM, at DeSales University in Center Valley and Easterly will be a part of a panel which occurs from 9:50 – 10:30am.

    The Health Care Symposium will feature speakers addressing the current trends in the healthcare industry.  Other topics will include the Affordable Care Act and what the future holds for aging and healthcare as a rapidly evolving and growing industry.  For more information or to register, visit LVB.com.

    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.

    Easterly 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.

    Easterly’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.  Easterly 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, Easterly advises his clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, he represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

    Easterly 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.

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