Employment

At Weber Gallagher we offer a broad range of legal services in all aspects of employment law. We are experienced litigators, consultants and negotiators who are ready to respond to employers’ needs. We provide guidance and support to management and actively defend both private and public entities in employment matters at all state /federal court levels as well as in administrative proceedings before governmental agencies and labor departments.

Advice & Counsel

Our attorneys help human resources professionals and management officials to reduce risk associated with having employees in this highly regulated environment. We assist employers with creation and revision of employment policies and provide or assist in the training they need to protect the company and create a productive/efficient workplace. We work with employers to navigate the complex world of applying the provisions of state and federal laws in all aspects of employment issues and provide counsel to avoid or respond to governmental audits and investigations. Our services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drafting employee handbooks and policies
  • Statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Leave requests and accommodations, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and their interplay with state workers’ compensation laws
  • Discipline and termination strategies
  • Wage and hour issues including overtime questions and worker classification
  • Pre-employment and background screening, drug testing
  • Social media and privacy issues
  • Employment agreements, non-compete and trade secret agreements, severance agreements
  • Anti-discrimination training to management and staff

Litigation & Representation

The Employment Group regularly provides representation to private and public employers in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. We represent healthcare institutions, medical providers, colleges, universities, transportation companies, manufacturing facilities, hotels, restaurants, professional firms, retailers, non-profit organizations as well as public entities and officials with respect to claims arising under the following:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)
  • Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law (PWL)
  • Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL) and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA)
  • Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD)
  • New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
  • New Jersey wage and hour laws
  • Delaware human relations laws and anti-discrimination laws
  • Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge
  • Breach of contract, tortuous interference, defamation, invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation enforcement

The group also publishes a blog on employment matters. You may visit it here

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