Saint Marys, Pennsylvania Employment Lawyers
In addition to his transportation practice, Frank has extensive experience in advising and assisting clients with labor and employment matters including employment discrimination, sexual harassment,...
Dan is a success-driven leader with superior organization and communication skills. He has practical business experience, a solid work ethic and brings an entrepreneurial approach to his practice of law.
Ms. Schumacher is the former chair of the Young Lawyers Division...
I also serve as an alternative dispute resolution neutral and have been selected by litigants to serve as mediator in numerous cases. I am certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. I also am on the national arbitrator rosters...
In his litigation practice, Mr. Taft represents clients in federal and state courts throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, as well as in federal courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Taft enjoys travel, golf, and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Vince’s practice focuses on representing individuals in personal injury, products liability, employment, and civil rights matters. He has tried over 20 cases to verdict in federal and state courts and has obtained settlements for his clients collectively totaling over $30 million.
Vince is a...
Attorney McNair is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly, Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Pennsylvania and Erie County Bar Associations. He has served as the Chair of the PAAJ Workers Compensation Section, the Erie...
Mr. Joseph has extensive experience in policy drafting, Family...
Owen has partnered with small businesses, professionals, and individuals on a wide array of matters ranging from business formation, small business counseling, complex commercial and business litigation, appellate litigation, corporate governance, trade secret and non-compete litigation, and representation of medical professionals.
After practicing at two mid-sized regional firms and one of the country’s largest firms, Owen came to the conclusion that he could best help his clients and provide truly personal representation by...
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Altoona, PA 16602
Admissions: Supreme Court of PA (1986); Federal District Court for the Western District of PA (1993), Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (1995), U.S. Supreme Court (1996).
1989 - present. Private Practice, Altoona, PA.
Sept. 1994 - May 1995 Instructor, Labor and Industrial Relations, Penn State University, Univ. Park, PA.
1992 Assistant Public Defender, Hollidaysburg, PA.
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.
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