Profile

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.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

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.

EDUCATION

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

HONORS/AWARDS

Forty Under 40, 2016

Readers’ Choice Award, 2016

Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2014, 2016

MEMBERSHIPS

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

COURT ADMISSIONS

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

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS

August 15, 2018 - Pa. Businesses Push Back on Plan to Boost Overtime Eligibility
Bloomberg Law

June 21, 2018 - Pennsylvania Proposes Big Changes to State Law White-Collar Overtime Exemptions
Employment Law Client Alert

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
McNees Employment Law Client Alert

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

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