Royersford, Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers

Margaret A. Morris
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Exceptional Employment Lawyer! 30 Years of Dedicated Counsel & Representation!

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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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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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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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Royersford, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 792-1695 206 Springhaven Cir
Royersford, PA 19468
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Royersford, PA Employment Law Attorney
(610) 495-5220 769 N Lewis Rd
Royersford, PA 19468
Employment and Business
Eve R. Keller
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King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(215) 561-4848 1021 W. 8th Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Eve R. Keller, Esquire, a 2014 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, joined Folkman Law Offices, P.C., in September 2015. Prior to joining Folkman Law Offices, P.C., Ms. Keller served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald E. Bookbinder, A.J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington County.
Paul C. Jensen Jr.
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King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(215) 561-4848 1021 W. 8th Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Employment, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Paul C. Jensen, Jr., Esquire, a 2011 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, joined Folkman Law Offices, P.C., in December 2012. Prior to joining Folkman Law Offices, P.C., Paul clerked for the Honorable Lee B. Laskin in the Special Civil Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Camden County.
John A. Gallagher
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(610) 647-5027 5 Great Valley Parkway
Suite 210
Malvern, PA 19355
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Civil Rights
New England Law | Boston
I am an employment lawyer helping individuals in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am President of Gallagher Law Group, LLC. We handle all types of employment related claims, such as for wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, disability benefits, unemployment benefits, Family and Medical Leave, Americans With Disabilities, wage and overtime claims, whistleblower claims, etc. We are devoted to prompt and vigorous prosecution of employment discrimination claims and employment retaliation claims. We focus on prompt and extensive communication with our clients so that they know exactly what is going on in their...
Benjamin Folkman
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King of Prussia , PA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(215) 561-4848 1021 W. 8th Ave
King of Prussia , PA 19406
Employment, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Dickinson School of Law
Ben Folkman, licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington, D.C., started Folkman Law Offices, P.C. in 1998. Ben is extremely client-focused and works diligently to ensure all client's needs are met. A highly experienced litigator, Ben is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as well as a Board Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Ben has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for the last ten years and a Top Lawyer in SJ Magazine for the last eight years.
Michael Donovan
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(610) 647-6067 1885 Swedesford Rd
Malvern, PA 19355
Employment, Appeals, Consumer and Securities
Vermont Law School
DONOVAN LITIGATION GROUP, LLC, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a law firm dedicated to providing first class litigation services to investors, consumers and small businesses. The firm’s principals have substantial trial and appellate court experience prosecuting complex commercial and consumer cases. The founding member of the firm has appeared or argued before the United States Supreme Court, various federal and state appellate courts, the state Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and federal and state trial courts throughout the country. The firm’s nationwide practice focuses on class actions, shareholders’ rights, consumer and commercial litigation as well as employment-related disputes....
Susan Gibson Durant
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(610) 889-1103 7 Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355
Employment and Business
Joann Lynn Drust
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Wayne, PA Employment Law Attorney
(610) 640-5373 88 Militia Hill Drive
Wayne, PA 19087
Employment and Health Care
Andrew S. Abramson
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Blue Bell, PA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(267) 470-4742 790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
#205
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Temple University Beasley School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Andrew S. Abramson has been practicing law since 1989. In 1995 Mr. Abramson realized a life long dream to start his own law firm whree he concentrates his practice in employment law, helping employees fight unfair practices by their employers such as discrimination based upon age, race, sex, religion and national origin, sexual harassment, overtime and unpaid wage disputes and violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Abramson also represents clients in unemployment compensation claims, severance agreements, executive employment contracts and disability and pension benefit claims. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Abramson was employed by a large...
Robert W. Small
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Experienced & Dedicated Counsel & Legal Advocacy for Employment Law Matters!

I provide aggressive and skilled employment law counsel and representation. I am committed to thorough and knowledgeable advocacy for employment matters! Visit my website to see results or call now for a consultation! Read More »
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Stephen M. Beaudoin
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Aggressive, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorney!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those with employment law matters. I am dedicated to advocating for my clients’ rights and interests! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Terence Sean McGraw
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Blue Bell, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(610) 584-9400 920 Lenmar Dr
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Villanova University School of Law
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, social security (SSDI and SSI), disability insurance claims (ERISA and private disability insurance), and unemployment compensation claims. If you choose to retain our firm, you can be confident that your case will be given individual attention by me. I understand that your case is your only concern. From the moment you take part in your free consultation to the moment your case is fully resolved,...
Murray Eckell
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West Chester, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 60 years experience
(215) 925-4435 113 East Evans Street Matlack Bldg, Suite D-1
West Chester, PA 19380
Employment and Business
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
As head of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice, Murray began the practice of law in the City of Chester in 1959 following his graduation from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate work was completed in 1956 at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

After practicing at the law firm of Snyder and Snyder for three years, Murray practiced alone for a short time. Thereafter, he, along with Don Sparks, formed Eckell & Sparks in the spring of 1964 which was the genesis of the present law firm. During his first 15 years of practice, Murray engaged in the...
Charles V. Curley
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Conshohocken, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(484) 362-6283 1100 E. Hector Street
Suite 425
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Employment
Villanova University School of Law
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 special focus on developing cost-effective and goal-oriented strategies to maximize recovery. With a specialty in employment law, Mr. Curley is respected as both a prosecutor and defender of individuals and businesses in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Curley oversees each case handled by Curley & Rothman from start to finish, priding himself in providing hands-on attention to each client.
Michael J. Davey
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West Chester, PA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(610) 431-4600 113 East Evans Street Matlack Bldg, Suite D-1
Suite B
West Chester, PA 19380
Employment and Medical Malpractice
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Michael is an Associate in the litigation department of Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C., where in addition to heading up the Firm’s Employment Law & Discrimination practice, he also represents plaintiffs in personal injury litigation matters. Michael currently serves as the Chair of the Auto Law Section for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)—a state-wide trial lawyers’ organization—as well as President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Delaware County Bar Association. He is also a past-President of PAJ Young Lawyers’ Section. Michael is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the U.S....
Stephen M. Beaudoin
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West Chester, PA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(215) 495-6522 790 E Market St
#330
West Chester, PA 19382
Employment, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Ohio Northern University
Stephen M. Beaudoin, Partner in Reger Rizzo Darnall's Philadelphia and West Chester Offices, concentrates his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment and litigation. Mr. Beaudoin has counseled and represented clients on a broad range of workers’ compensation, employment and labor-related issues for more than 20 years.

While attending law school, Mr. Beaudoin served as Associate Editor of the Ohio Northern University Law Review, and was inducted as a member of The Willis Society, membership being reserved for those students graduating in the top 10% of their class. Additionally, Mr. Beaudoin received numerous academic awards, including the American Jurisprudence...
Peter Barbieri
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Exton, PA Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(610) 280-7078 657 Exton Commons
Exton, PA 19341
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
National Legal Officers College and Widener University Delaware School of Law
Jared M Smith
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(610) 981-1006 101 Lindenwood Drive
Suite 225
Malvern, PA 19355
Employment, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Workers' Comp
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Jared is part of the Ciccarelli Law Offices Litigation team.

After graduation from Penn State law school, Jared served as the Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jennifer Harlacher Sibum of the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas. During his tenure as a law clerk, Jared developed and utilized the research, writing, and analytical skills which are required of a successful attorney. Jared was also able to actively participate in several areas of law, including criminal, civil, family law, and civil forfeiture matters. He was active in the Monroe County Bar Association, and became a source of advice for...
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....
David J. MacMain
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(484) 318-7106 101 Lindenwood Dr Ste 160
Malvern, PA 19355
Employment and Education
Temple University Beasley School of Law
David is a founding member and the Managing Partner of The MacMain Law Group. David has broad and extensive trial experience having tried over 125 cases to verdict in favor of his clients. David has, over the course of his twenty-five plus year legal career, focused his practice on the representation and counseling of public entities, public officials, educational institutions, religious entities, and non-profits throughout Pennsylvania, in a wide variety of civil rights and employment claims including police misconduct, zoning/land use, sexual harassment, discrimination, licensing, First Amendment, prison-based, employment, and work-place claims. David is frequently retained as a consultant and/or...
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
Bryan S. Arcé
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Free Consultation! Legal Expertise for Employment Law Matters! Skilled Attorney!

I am an experienced and skilled employment law attorney. I provide exceptional legal representation to protect employees’ rights and interests! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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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Elizabeth Devereaux Lubker
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Exton, PA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(610) 725-8300 390 Waterloo Blvd.
Exton, PA 19341
Employment, Estate Planning, Family and Insurance Claims
Our firm is dedicated to providing you with convenient, trustworthy legal services whether you need a business contract, a will, legal action filed against an employer or have been injured in an accident.
James Geoffrey Lare
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Souderton, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(215) 660-0400 121 North Main Street
Suite 307
Souderton, PA 18964
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Widener University Delaware School of Law
One Firm Can Make a Difference: The Lare Law Firm is open to anyone with a need for high-quality, focused, and effective legal representation. The firm prides itself in representing individuals and businesses in litigation and commercial matters. Headquartered in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the Lare Law Firm is capable of representing clients both locally and nationally. It is a privilege for the firm to partner with you to protect your interests, enforce your rights, or change the law.
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...
Brendan D. Hennessy
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Malvern, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
101 Lindenwood Drive
Suite 225
Malvern, PA 19355
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Brendan D. Hennessy, Esquire concentrates in employment law on behalf of employees and employers. In the past decade, he has handled hundreds of cases, appearing in court and before the EEOC and the PHRC regarding discrimination and retaliation. He also represents clients at unemployment compensation hearings, reviews severance agreements and assists in drafting employment handbooks. Mr. Hennessy teaches a class on Employment Law at Villanova. He graduated from Devon Prep, St. Joseph’s University and Temple School of Law where he served on Temple Law Review and the Moot Court Board. He is licensed to practice in...
Timothy James Kennedy
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Havertown, PA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(610) 924-5667 109 North Eagle Road, Suite 5
Havertown, PA 19083
Employment, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Attorney Timothy Kennedy has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Kennedy obtained his law degree (Juris Doctor) in 1992 from Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, a highly competitive law school rated as one of the best in the country. Mr. Kennedy there had the very great honor of becoming a Law Review Editor, a distinction recognized by other lawyers as the mark of a truly ambitious and hard-working attorney. Tim also worked...
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
James Brian Shrimp
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Norristown, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(610) 275-0700 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19404
Employment, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Villanova University
James B. Shrimp concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in discrimination cases brought in federal court and state court, and at the administrative level (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Equal Employment Opportunities Commission). Mr. Shrimp also represents employers, including schools, in labor and employment issues. Mr. Shrimp also counsels and represents business in Franchise Law and Trademark issues.
Mr. Shrimp counsels and represents businesses in employment and commercial disputes, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, and restrictive covenants. Having worked on both the business and employee sides throughout his legal career, it gives Mr. Shrimp the unique ability to...
Joel D. Rosen
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Norristown, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(610) 275-0700 40 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Employment, Business, Patents and Trademarks
University of Florida
High Swartz Managing Partner Joel Rosen’s areas of practice include franchise law, business and commercial law, employment law, trademark/copyright law and commercial leasing. Mr. Rosen has counseled numerous businesses with regard to general corporate and commercial transactions, including formation, mergers & acquisitions, licensing, sales, and financing projects. Mr. Rosen’s corporate client base spans a broad spectrum of industries, including biotechnology, franchise, weight-loss, food and restaurant, consumer products, media and entertainment, software and technology, and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Rosen presently serves on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations, including The Hepatitis B Foundation, The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, The Baruch S....
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...
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
Steven Siegler
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Employment Law Lawyer with 21 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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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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Brian Puricelli
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Warrington, PA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(215) 504-8115 Pickertown Road
Warrington, PA 189476
Free ConsultationEmployment
Pottstown, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 323-5700 1296 High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Employment, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Pottstown, PA Employment Law Attorney
(610) 323-5300 152 E High St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Employment, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 292-4440 620 Freedom Business Center Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Employment, Civil Rights and Municipal
King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 205-6044 620 Freedom Business Center Dr
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Employment
King of Prussia, PA Employment Law Attorney
(610) 755-3305 1060 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Employment and Workers' Comp
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Employment Law Attorney
(610) 832-7455 Suite 400, P.O. Box 800, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center
West Conshohocken, PENNSYLVANIA 19428
Employment, Business and IP
University of Richmond School of Law
Derek Todd Braslow
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Conshohocken, PA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(610) 941-4204 8 Tower Bridge, Suite 1520
161 Washington St
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Employment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Temple University Beasley School of Law
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 941-2349 Suite 400, P.O. Box 800, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center
West Conshohocken, PENNSYLVANIA 19428
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer
(610) 832-7441 Suite 400, P.O. Box 800, 200 Four Falls Corporate Center
West Conshohocken, PENNSYLVANIA 19428
Employment, Business and Communications
Temple University?James E. Beasley School of Law
Charles V. Curley
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Pennsylvania Employment Law Lawyer with 28 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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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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Royersford Employment Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.


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