Profile

Eric is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Group.

He 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.  Eric routinely 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.  Eric represents private and public sector employers before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Obtained favorable federal court decision confirming that employee is not entitled to an indefinite leave of absence following expiration of FMLA leave.

Obtained Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision limiting the scope of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act on complex multi-phase construction projects which are partially funded by state funds.

EDUCATION

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., Economics, 1986

University of Massachusetts, M.S., Labor Relations, 1988

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1991, cum laude

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lancaster Bar Association, past Chair of Labor and Employment Law Section

Lancaster Chamber of Business and Industry, past Board Member (Ex-Officio)

Members 1st Federal Credit Union, current Board Member

Lancaster County Business Group on Health, current Board Member, past Board Chair

Lancaster County Conservancy, past Board Member

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County, past Board Chair

Trout Unlimited, Donegal Chapter, past Board Member

Music for Everyone, past Board Member

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania