Ardmore, Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers

Henry J. Donner
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Exceptional Employment & Construction Law Representation! Decades of Experience!

I provide excellent legal counsel and representation for employment and construction law matters. I am dedicated to successfully advocating for your legal needs! Visit my website to see results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Steven Siegler
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Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Mr. Siegler has over 20 years of experience in employment, business and general litigation law, having earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1997. While in law school, Mr. Siegler... Read More »
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Philip W. Fisher
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Extensive Experience Representing Employment Law Clients! Dedicated Advocacy

I am a determined and aggressive employment law attorney. I am dedicated to exceptional counsel and advocacy for a wide range of employment law matters! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Margaret A. Morris
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Exceptional Employment Lawyer! 30 Years of Dedicated Counsel & Representation!

I provide experienced and knowledgeable counsel for a wide array of employment law matters. I am dedicated to skillfully advocating for your legal needs! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation Read More »
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Marc Goldich
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 207-2920 1520 Locust Street
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment, Consumer, Products Liability and Securities
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Arizona State University
After spending over a decade at a large international law firm representing the world’s leading companies in high-stakes disputes and complex commercial litigation, Mr. Goldich switched sides and founded Axler Goldich LLC, a class action and personal injury firm devoted to helping consumers, employees, and investors from all across the nation who have been harmed by corporate negligence or wrongdoing. At Axler Goldich, Mr. Goldich maintains a robust practice focused on representing clients in class action and individual cases against corporate defendants such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial institutions, automobile manufacturers, and national and international corporations in a variety of industries....
Douglas Leavitt
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(215) 545-4830 600 Chestnut Street, Suite 1050
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and IP
Syracuse University College of Law
I represent small and medium size business in all aspects of their business life cycle. From start up and structure issues to overall business strategy including negotiation of complex transactions (investing capital, mergers and acquisitions, license agreements, real estate and commercial leases, trademarks and related IP or other sophisticated contracts) I will become your trusted advisor who you are not afraid to call before there is an issue. By helping you identify issues before they become your problem is what sets me apart from my competitors.

I was trained by the large firms in both corporate...
Edward J. Kelbon Jr.
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney
(215) 495-6560 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University
David Berney
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(215) 564-1030 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationEmployment and Education
University of Pennsylvania
David is the managing partner of Berney & Sang. He is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in education law, employment discrimination, and civil rights. His dedication to excellence has helped to achieve numerous verdicts and settlements for clients that have exceeded one million dollars. He has litigated hundreds of special education cases, and he has worked on cases that have been argued before the United States and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts. Several of his cases have been written up by the New York Times and other nationally syndicated newspapers, and he has appeared on C-Span...
Andrew D. Swain
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(215) 702-2708 123 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mr. Swain has investigated and recovered millions in compensation for those who have been catastrophically injured or who have died as a result of their injuries. He has successfully litigated claims involving medical malpractice, nursing home malpractice, work-related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other wrongful death and permanent disability matters. The Swain Law Firm specializes in the following areas of practice: * Catastrophic Personal Injury Matters * Medical Malpractice * Motor Vehicle Accidents * Work Related Injuries & Worker's Compensation * Construction Accidents ...
Norman J. Weinstein
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(215) 665-1600 1835 Market Street, Suite 2710
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Workers' Comp
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Norman Weinstein is Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, LLP. A graduate of George Washington University and Temple University School of Law, Norman has practiced in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security law for over 30 years

A Trustee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Norman is also past President of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), past Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is past President of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Council and Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
Jason D. Warren
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Abington, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(215) 515-7644 1132 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Florida Coastal School of Law
When you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to an accident on the road, in the workplace or due to medical malpractice, you want an attorney who understands your claim and the best strategy to secure compensation. At McCann & Wall, LLC, our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers bring an individualized level of attention to every case, along with a unique and valuable perspective as former legal counsel for insurance companies. We’ve successfully claimed numerous multi-million dollar settlements for clients in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and would be happy to discuss your case.
Harold M. Goldner
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Blue Bell, PA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(215) 542-4900 5 Valley Square
Suite 120
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Boston University School of Law
Mr. Goldner’s practice is devoted to relieving sources of conflict and stress in the workplace. He handles employment discrimination claims on behalf of both employees and employers from filing of claims through trial, verdict and appeal. He prepares human resources policies and procedures for employers as well as offering training to employers and even fellow lawyers on employment claim avoidance. He drafts and interprets restrictive covenants and other professional contracts both on behalf of those businesses seeking to secure their assets and for employees looking to make career changes, and enforces and defends these contracts in state and Federal courts....
Rupali Patel Shah
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(215) 320-7500 1221 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Free ConsultationEmployment, Antitrust, Business and Construction
The George Washington University Law School
RPS Legal Solutions is a legal consulting firm, specializing in legal advisory services for small and mid-size businesses. We provide legal auditing, litigation management and general counsel services for a variety of businesses. We also serve as a liaison between you and your existing representation. We handle your companyâs legal issues so that you can get back to the business of running yours. RPS Legal Solutions was founded by managing member, Rupali Patel Shah. Ms. Shah received her JD from The George Washington University School of Law. She is also a graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough...
Jennifer L. Zegel
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(267) 443-4126 Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Rutgers University - Camden
Douglas Leavitt
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

I represent small and medium size business in all aspects of their business life cycle. From start up and structure issues to overall business strategy including negotiation of complex transactions (investing capital,... Read More »
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Marla A. Joseph
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorney

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Philip W. Fisher
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(215) 495-6555 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Employment, Business, IP and Real Estate
Villanova University School of Law
Philip W. Fisher, Partner at Reger Rizzo Darnall LLP Philadelphia Office and Chair of the Firm’s Corporate & Business Services Group, has extensive experience in a wide range of matters, including structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, private securities offerings, corporate finance, secured transactions, licensing, leasing, joint ventures and real estate transactions.

Mr. Fisher’s client base is as diverse as his experience, including start-up companies and smaller entities to large established organizations, such as software developers, private-equity companies, broker-dealers, investment advisors, distributors, banks and finance companies, manufacturing companies, technology companies, inventors and founders, and telecommunications corporations. Additionally, Mr. Fisher has...
Margaret A. Morris
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney
(215) 495-6524 Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Employment, Business and Energy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Larry Keller
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
1101 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Employment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Colin Saltry
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(215) 618-9185 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Colin Saltry, an employment litigation attorney at Kraemer, Manes & Associates in the Philadelphia office, fights for clients who are in frustrating employment law cases and handles civil litigation cases as well. He's experienced, first hand, the struggle of unemployment and the unfairness of employment discrimination. Colin advocates for wronged workers in state and federal court as well as the EEOC. He focuses his work ethic on defending his clients' rights and seeking justice on their behalf.

Colin graduated from the Temple University School of Law. Before law school, he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University.
Erica Sanders
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(215) 315-7694 1635 Market St
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
McGill University
Erica Ruth Sanders is an associate in the White Plains office of Phillips & Associates. She has experience as a Westchester County employment lawyer representing employees in connection with issues involving workplace discrimination, wage theft, and executive compensation.

Ms. Sanders has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in social psychology. She holds a law degree from McGill University in Montreal. She is an active member of the New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and chairs the organization's mentorship committee. She joined Phillips & Associates in early 2019. She is admitted to practice law...
Christa Levko
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(215) 618-9185 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment
Hofstra Law School
Christa Levko, an employment litigation attorney at Kraemer, Manes & Associates in the Philadelphia office, listens to her clients as she prepares for each case. As a legal fellow at Mazzoni Center Legal Services, Christa realized how important it was to help Pennsylvania workers solve his or her legal issues. Her sensitivity to her clients' needs helps Christa better serve and fight for her clients.

Before becoming a lawyer, Christa graduated from Hofstra Law School, and she worked with the LGBT Rights Fellowship Program. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Lebanon Valley College.
Kevin Golembiewski
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(215) 564-1030 1628 JFK Blvd. Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment, Civil Rights and Education
Harvard Law School
Education and employment lawyer. Dedicated to fighting for parents, students, and workers. Experience with special education due process hearings, education appeals, and federal litigation.
Edith Pearce
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(215) 557-8686 1429 Walnut Street
14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Construction and Medical Malpractice
Elena Park
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney
(610) 941-2359 1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment and Immigration
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Ms. Park practices all areas of immigration law, with particular focus on business immigration. She has handled all types of employment based, investor, family and immigration litigation matters. Ms. Park was the recipient of the 2007 Lawyers on the Fast Track and 2008 Rising Stars.
Jason Eric Murtagh
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Paoli, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(610) 408-2000 10 South Leopard Road
Paoli, PA 19301
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Cornell University
Terence Sean McGraw
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

I have been working exclusively for the benefit of injured and disabled clients for more than 20 years. I have focused my practice exclusively in injury and disability related fields, such as workers’ compensation,... Read More »
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Bret R. Goldstein
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Aggressive Management Representation for Employment Related Legal Matters!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable employment law attorney. I aggressively represent the rights and interests of management with employment related disputes! Visit my website for case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jonathan Chase
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(215) 618-9185 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Jonathan Chase, an employment litigation attorney at KM&A, anchors his practice on years of experience litigating employment law cases in the Philadelphia area. He represents workers in federal court, state court, and the EEOC. Jonathan pursues employers who break the law and fights for every dime of damages that his clients are entitled to.

Targeting issues in civil litigation and employment law, Jonathan champions the rights of his clients. He pairs clients, whether victims of wrongful termination or employment discrimination, with the best legal strategy to recover their rights under the law. Jonathan rises to the challenge.

Jonathan graduated cum laude from...
Michelle Dempsky
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(215) 618-9185 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment and Workers' Comp
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Michelle Dempsky, a civil litigation attorney at Kraemer, Manes & Associates in Philadelphia, focuses on employment law. Her diverse and practical experience in New Jersey and Pennsylvania powers her communication and work with clients. Whether a client is a victim of wrongful termination or employment discrimination, Michelle fights for her client's employee rights.

Michelle's experience extends from disciplinary actions to worker's compensation to UC appeals. She has practiced in the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Public Employment Relation Commission (PERC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Office of Administrative Law (OAL), and the Merit System Board (MSB). When it comes to worker's compensation,...
Kathleen L. Daerr-Bannon
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(215) 563-9300 Suite 200
Two Penn Center
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
Temple University
Constance Tang
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(215) 574-0600 1101 Market Street Suite 2700
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
David Schiller
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Norristown, PA Employment Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(610) 277-5900 530 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
Rutgers University - Newark and Villanova University School of Law
David J. Schiller, J.D., LLM is a tax attorney having received his law degree in 1984 from the Rutgers University School of Law and his Masters of Law in Taxation from Villanova University. Mr. Schiller has clients throughout the country and practices exclusively in the pension/tax/estate planning and contract areas of law for his clients. His activities include examining income division alternatives among professionals, valuing businesses for buy/sell agreements, drafting employment and shareholders' agreements and pay-out arrangements, establishing business legal structures, selection, modification and implementation of fringe benefit programs, personal management advice and similar business advice for his clients.

Mr. Schiller...
Gerald J. Pomerantz
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Philadelphia,, PA Employment Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(215) 569-8866 21 S. 2th Street
7th Floor Stephen Girard Building
Philadelphia,, PA 19107
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Toledo College of Law
Eric Benjamin Meyer
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(215) 575-7283 1500 Market Street
Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment
The George Washington University Law School
F Arnold Heller
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Norristown, PA Employment Law Attorney
(833) 529-1914 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Employment, Business, Education and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University
Arnold Heller has more than 30 years of experience in the area of real estate transactional and real estate development law. He advises a diverse range of clients, including healthcare providers, condominium and planned community developers, and affordable housing developers on such matters as the creation and preservation of affordable housing and luxury housing; the formation and negotiation of partnership and limited liability company agreements; the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts; and purchases and sales of many different types of properties.

He has extensive experience in counseling clients with respect to various types of financing transactions, including sale/leasebacks; conventional and...
Bret Michael Binder
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King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(484) 648-1814 215 W. Church Road
Suite 201
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Employment, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Villanova University School of Law
William J. Ringland II, Esq.
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(215) 557-8686 1429 Walnut Street
14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Andrew S. Abramson
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Experienced employment lawyer will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced Pennsylvania employment lawyer. My practice includes representing employees who have victims of overtime, wage & hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Read More »
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Michael J. Needleman
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorney

Widener University School of Law3rd Circuit, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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Sarah M. Spletzer
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(215) 874-8808 1500 JFK Boulevard
Suite 520
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment and Administrative
Widener University
Sarah M. Spletzer is of counsel with the Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks LLC, focusing primarily on federal, Pennsylvania and New Jersey labor and employment discrimination matters. Ms. Spletzer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1994, and is a graduate of Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where she attended school in the evening division while working full time in the Labor & Employment department of the Philadelphia law firm of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Spletzer became an associate with...
Robert Englert
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 973-3529 3510 Baring Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Pennsylvania State University - University Park and University of Pennsylvania Law School
Thomas More Holland
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Phila, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(215) 592-8080 1522 Locust Street
Phila, PA 19102
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Benjamin Barnes Speciale
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney
(215) 645-2115 1650 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Employment
Joshua P Rubinsky
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
121 South Broad Street
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Employment, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Josh has practiced labor and employment law since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1986, first in his own practice and later as a partner in Brodie & Rubinsky. In addition to labor and employment, his practice includes small business counseling and litigation, wills and estates. Prior to his admission to the bar, Josh was the Director of the Center for Fair Employment, an organization providing advice and assistance to employees in labor and employment matters.
Thomas D. Rees
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Norristown, PA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(610) 275-0700 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19404-0671
Employment, Business and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania
Robert Maizel
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Jenkintown, PA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(215) 695-3000 815 Greenwood Avenue
Suite 22
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Employment and Personal Injury
Judith Sznyter
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(215) 922-6700 Jennings Sigmond, P.C.
510 Walnut Street, 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Employment
Raul Jauregui
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Philadelphia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(215) 559-9285 720 Arch Street
PO Box 861
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Employment, Civil Rights and Education
Daniel A. Pallen
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Media, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 566-1006 102 E. State Street
Media, PA 19063
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
Daniel A. Pallen, Esq., graduated from Boston College in 2002. Prior to attending law school at the Dickinson School of Law, he earned a Masters Degree from American University in Washington, DC. He earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and became a member of the Pennsylvania Bar in the same year. Prior to joining The Benari Law Firm, Mr. Pallen formerly practiced civil litigation an associate with a insurance defense litigation firm in Blue Bell, PA. Prior thereto, Mr. Pallen had practiced law as a Public Defender in the...
Edward J. Kelbon Jr.
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Experienced & Skilled Employment Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I am a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced employment law attorney. I am dedicated to legal expertise and experience for your employment law disputes! Visit my website for case results and call for a consultation! Read More »
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Charles V. Curley
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Charles “Chuck” Curley, the principal partner of Curley & Rothman, LLC, has been successfully trying cases for 25 years. Mr. Curley has built a career on always placing his clients’ best interests first, with a... Read More »
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.