McNees to Present Labor & Employment Seminar with WBHRS at Williamsport Country Club

March 15, 2017

HARRISBURG, PA (February 23, 2017) – The McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor & Employment practice group will present a half-day seminar on March 15 at the Williamsport Country Club. The seminar is offered by the West Branch Human Resource Society (WBHRS).

The program will feature presentations on the latest developments and changes brought by the new presidential administration, an update on wage and hour cases and regulatory activity, key regulatory developments and court decisions affecting employee benefits from the past year and the anticipated impact of the Trump presidency on the Affordable Care Act.

Speakers at the seminar include Eric Athey, John U. Baker, and Joseph S. Sileo.

Athey is the co-chair of the McNees Labor & Employment practice group and provides counseling and representation to employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including compliance assistance with laws such as the Affordable Care Act, FMLA, ADA, OSHA, and wage and hour laws. He helps unionized and non-union clients navigate difficult situations involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as labor negotiations and arbitrations, employment contracts, and employment policy development.

Baker is the Member in Charge of McNees’ State College office and is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Healthcare practice groups. He represents clients in matters before administrative agencies and in state and federal court, and advises public and private employers on labor and employment matters, including compliance with state and federal employment laws, contract compliance and labor relations. Baker also counsels employers on the hiring and discharge of key employees, wage and hour issues, employment policies, labor negotiations, and collective bargaining. In addition to providing counsel on employment matters, he also advises healthcare and other non-profit entities on compliance with state and federal laws and corporate governance.

Sileo, of the firm’s Scranton office, is also a member of the McNees Labor & Employment group. He counsels and provides advice and training to employers in all industries with respect to employment-related issues, including wage and hour compliance, work performance management, discipline, equal opportunity and fair employment practices, hiring practices and termination decisions, litigation avoidance, employee leave issues, retaliation, non-compete and separation agreements, unemployment compensation, and also in connection with collective bargaining administration and arbitration matters. He frequently represents employers in connection with OSHA and Wage and Hour matters.

The seminar lasts from 7:15 a.m. to noon and has been submitted for PA CLE credit hours 4.0(S), HRCI recertification credit hours 4.0, and SHRM credit hours 4.0.

Registrations and payment are due March 8. Those interested in attending the seminar can register at and pay using PayPal or RSVP to If registering by email, please mail payment to West Branch Human Resource Society, PO Box 3093, Williamsport, PA 17701 or bring a check made out to WBHRS to the seminar.


Eric N. Athey

John U. Baker

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