Since 2002, Adam has practiced in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, assisting employers with labor and employment law compliance and representing employers in defense of claims made against them.
Adam regularly counsels employers on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination, employee leaves of absence, labor relations, and non-competition agreements.
Adam also represents employers in single plaintiff and class-based employment litigation matters and before various governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. He also represents employers with union-represented workforces in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations.
The clients that Adam serves range from publicly traded companies to family-owned businesses. Adam also serves as counsel for a number of colleges and universities.
Adam is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and in the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.
Adam is active in the community and currently serves as a Board member and Board Secretary for the American Red Cross’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter and as the Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the United Way of the Capital Region. He also is a former President of the Paxtonia Athletic Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Independent Living of Central PA.
A native of central Pennsylvania, Adam resides in Lower Paxton Township with his wife Alison and their three children.
Adam has represented employers in numerous class-based wage and hour litigation matters in federal court. In one such matter, Adam helped the employer defeat a motion for conditional class certification, effectively ending a proposed nationwide collective action seeking claims for unpaid overtime compensation.
Columbia University, B.A., 1998, cum laude
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2002, magna cum laude
Order of the Coif; Duke Law Journal, Research Editor
Forty Under 40, 2016
Readers’ Choice Award, 2016
Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2014, 2016
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2002-present
Dauphin County Bar Association, Member, 2002-present
United Way of the Capital Region, Chair of its HR Committee, 2017-present
American Red Cross, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Board of Directors, 2014-present; Board Secretary, 2019 to present
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
January 18, 2022 - Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination or Test ETS, Allows Separate Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers to Take Effect
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December 9, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors is Now Blocked Nationwide
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December 2, 2021 - Court Blocks Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Three States (But Not Pennsylvania)
August 2, 2021 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Widens the Gap Between PA and Federal Overtime Laws, Creating More Compliance Challenges for PA Employers
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June 29, 2021 - Relief for Employers: New Pennsylvania Overtime Exemption Minimum Salary Requirements Repealed in State Budget Deal
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June 2, 2021 - EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines
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August 15, 2018 - Pa. Businesses Push Back on Plan to Boost Overtime Eligibility
June 21, 2018 - Pennsylvania Proposes Big Changes to State Law White-Collar Overtime Exemptions
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September 26, 2017 - Third Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes a Willful Violation of the FLSA
November 23, 2016 - Federal Judge Blocks Implementation of DOL's New Overtime Regulations
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November 9, 2016 - Superior Court: Mandatory Use of Payroll Debit Cards Violates PA Law
October 11, 2016 - Third Circuit Confirms Paid Meal Breaks Cannot Offset FLSA Overtime Liability
September 15, 2016 - Reminder – New FLSA Overtime Regulations Take Effect December 1
August 1, 2016 - New DOL Overtime Rule Changes - What Do These Mean For Your Borough?
May 19, 2016 - DOL Issues Final Rule Amending FLSA Overtime Exemption Tests
Employment Law Client Alert
March 17, 2016 - Coming This Spring . . . the New FLSA Overtime Regulations?
January 18, 2016 - Beware Unpaid Rest Breaks for Non-Exempt Employees
February 23, 2015 - The Portal-to-Portal Act - No Pay for Post-Shift Security Screenings
April 3, 2014 - Employer Alert - April 2014
In this issue: EEOC's Latest Target - Severance Agreements l Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Law May Require Employers to Provide Response to Unemployment Information Requests l Supreme Court Clarifies that Severance Payments are Taxable
January 18, 2014 - Wage and Hour Compliance Priorities for 2014
January 13, 2013 - Top Ten Wage and Hour Developments in 2012 for Pennsylvania Employers
May 13, 2022 - 31st Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
June 10, 2021 - 30th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
April 6, 2021 - All I Really Need to Know About Legal Ethics I Learned in Elementary School
November 12, 2020 - Labor Arbitration Advocacy - Case Preparation
March 10, 2020 - Employment Law Update
March 3, 2020 - Employment Law Update
June 4, 2020 - POSTPONED until 2021 - 30th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
May 2, 2018 - Workplace Culture and Sexual Harassment
April 19, 2018 - Managing Your Changing Workplace in 2018: Sexual Harassment Claims and Other Legal Challenges for Employers
June 9, 2017 - 27th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
October 25, 2016 - Strategies to Prevent a Data Breach and Safeguard Employee Information
September 16, 2016 - Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Regulations
August 18, 2016 - Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Regulations
July 28, 2016 - Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Regulations
April 21, 2016 - Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Regulations
March 10, 2016 - Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Regulations
August 15, 2012 - Self Evaluations: How an Internal Audit Can Help You Protect Your Organization's Bottom Line