Profile

Joe is an experienced practitioner in our Labor and Employment practice group.  He has exclusively represented both private and public employers in labor and employment matters since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1993.

Joe regularly counsels and provides day-to-day 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 also frequently represents employers in connection with OSHA and Wage and Hour matters.

In addition, Joe regularly defends employers in discrimination cases and other employment-related litigation, in federal and state court as well as in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state employment practice agencies.

Joe encourages and helps employers to maintain a proactive and preventative approach to employment law compliance to reduce potential liabilities and avoid costly employment-related claims and litigation.

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., summa cum laude

HONORS/AWARDS

Lackawanna Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division – Margaret M. Gavin Award, 2002

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Lackawanna County Bar Association

Lackawanna Pro Bono – Volunteer Attorney

Past Secretary and Treasurer – Lackawanna Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division

EOTC of Northeastern PA, Board of Directors, Personnel Committee

Penn State Alumni Association

Leadership Lackawanna Alumnus

NEPA SHRM, Board of Directors

NativityMiguel School of Scranton, Board of Directors

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

SEMINARS

June 1, 2018 - Keeping An Eye On Pennsylvania Employment Laws

May 11, 2018 - 28th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

March 16, 2018 - Addressing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: The Time Is Now

October 27, 2017 - LGBT Rights in The Workplace

October 20, 2017 - 2017 Labor & Employment Law Seminar - ICASHRM

October 12, 2017 - 2017 Legal Update - NEPA SHRM

June 9, 2017 - 27th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

March 15, 2017 - McNees to Present Labor & Employment Seminar with WBHRS at Williamsport Country Club

October 28, 2016 - Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Overview and the New Overtime Exemption Regulations

October 20, 2016 - 2016 HRACC Labor & Employment Law Seminar

October 13, 2016 - 2016 Legal Update

June 3, 2016 - 26th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

May 20, 2016 - Business Breakfast Briefing - The Confusing and Dangerous Interplay Between the ADA/PHRA, FMLA, Workers' Compensation and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

May 11, 2016 - 2016 Labor & Employment Law Seminar - Williamsport

March 11, 2016 - Business Breakfast Briefing

December 11, 2015 - Business Breakfast Briefing

November 13, 2015 - Business Breakfast Briefing

October 8, 2015 - 2015 Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar

June 5, 2015 - 25th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

April 24, 2015 - Scranton B3: Human Resources 101 for (S/M)ALL Businesses

March 18, 2015 - 2015 Labor & Employment Law Update - WIlliamsport

November 20, 2014 - Business Breakfast Briefing

May 29, 2014 - Municipal Law Seminar

May 28, 2014 - Business Breakfast Briefing

Contact Info

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