We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather! For those of you who do public work, make sure to check out the article regarding the pitfalls of seeking legal recourse against a government entity – know your rights!
In addition, we are excited to announce that Steve Williams has been named Chair of the Commercial Litigation Group. Continue reading the What’s New section for more details.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions.
Ashling Ehrhardt, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Labor & Employment Breakfast
In response to requests from our Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar in March, we are hosting our first Breakfast Seminar covering everything you need to know to protect your company through a “bulletproof” employee handbook.
When: June 18, 2013
Time: 8:00–9:30 AM
Where: Cohen Seglias’s Philadelphia Office
Does your company have an employee handbook? If so, when was the last time it was dusted-off and updated? The laws and regulations that affect your workplace are in a near-constant state of flux. In this presentation, our panel will identify and discuss the policies that are absolutely essential to protect your business from employment-related litigation. Also, we will discuss the most common mistakes employers make when putting together a handbook — such as imposing unlawful wage deductions as a form of employee discipline. And of course, we’ll save plenty of time to answer all of your questions. We hope you can join our panelists, Marc Furman and Jonathan Landesman, for this fast-paced and informative presentation.
We are pleased to announce that Steve Williams has been named Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. Steve joined the Firm six years ago and has been instrumental in developing our growing presence in the Harrisburg area.
We are pleased to welcome Associate Catherine Nguyen to the Construction Group in Philadelphia. She has represented clients in construction litigation, contract disputes, labor and employment matters, landlord-tenant matters, and consumer protection cases. Catherine advises clients regarding the operation of commercial enterprises, including drafting leases, employment agreements, and restrictive covenants. She has experience litigating a variety of administrative law and civil matters in state, federal, and appellate courts, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Marian A. Kornilowicz, Chair of the Business Transactions Group, has been awarded the 2013 Preservation Alliance Rhoda and Permar Richards Award, for his dedicated service to the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The recipient of the Richards Award is chosen by a group comprised of various preservation leaders, including current and past Preservation Alliance board members. The Award, which was first given out in 1999, is bestowed on a variety of people who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Alliance.