Employment Law - Individual and Class Representation
Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of a handful of mid-sized firms in the United States specializing in negotiation and litigation on behalf of employees who have suffered discrimination at work and who do not have the protection of a union.
The field of employment law is a highly specialized area fraught with legal minefields which, if not avoided, can result in employees losing their rights without ever reaching the courthouse door. In an employment dispute, workers are often pitted against companies that have substantial resources to commit to defending against employee claims. Because we as a firm are committed to the representation of workers, we have assembled a premier group of litigation attorneys with the experience, resources and dedication that are necessary to win the fight against all forms of workplace discrimination and harassment.
Employment Law - Individual and Class Representation: Resources
- Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorney Quoted in Bloomberg BNA
March 29, 2017
Ryan A. Hancock shared his insight with Gayle Cinquegrani of Bloomberg BNA for an article entitled “Ban-the-Box Laws Reduce Role of Criminal Records in Hiring.”
- Alaine S. Williams Elected to College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
October 4, 2016
Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner recognized for excellence in labor and employment law
- Employment Lawyer Ryan Hancock Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Criminal Records and Employment Applications
August 19, 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, Jane Von Bergen, quoted our employment law attorney, Ryan A. Hancock, in “Taking the first step toward giving ex-offenders a second chance.”
- Philadelphia Labor Lawyer Shares Collective Bargaining Strategies for Police, Fire
May 25, 2016
Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Richard G. Poulson shared contract bargaining insight for public safety employees at LRIS conference.
- Labor Law Attorney Nancy B. G. Lassen Interviewed in Story on Local Firm Hit with Whistleblower Suit
April 5, 2016
Partner Nancy B. G. Lassen comments on whistleblower suit filed against Lloyd Industries, a manufacturer of fire dampers and ventilation products in Montgomery Township.
- IRS Extends Deadlines for ACA Reporting
January 20, 2016
The IRS recently extended two Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadlines for employers and other providers of health coverage to report minimum essential coverage and for employers to report offers of health coverage to full-time employees.
- Young v. UPS, Other Developments Affect Accommodations for Pregnant Workers
November 12, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Alaine S. Williams is interviewed by Bloomberg BNA regarding accommodations for pregnant workers.
- U.S. Supreme Court May Ultimately Have the Final Word on the Future of Unpaid Internships in the Private Sector
October 29, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson attorney Ryan A. Hancock is interviewed by Bloomberg BNA on the future of unpaid internships in the private sector.
- DOL: Most Workers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
October 14, 2015
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a formal interpretation memo regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, and, in particular, the issue of the classification of independent contractors.
- Employment Law Attorney Ryan Hancock Speaks at the Bloomberg BNA 'Labor & Employment Legal Webinar'
September 17, 2015
On Sept. 17, 2015, attorney Ryan Allen Hancock will speak at the Bloomberg ‘BNA Labor & Employment Legal Webinar.’
- Attorneys Ryan Hancock and Louise Pongratz, Discuss Recent LGBT Rulings in Harrisburg
August 27, 2015
On Aug. 27, 2015, Ryan Allen Hancock and Louise Pongratz, will discuss recent LGBT policies, protections, and rulings at the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs conference.
- Attorney Ryan Hancock Settles Employment Discrimination Case of Employee with Criminal History
August 14, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson supports case ending with global software firm changing hiring practices to eliminate automatic disqualification of candidates with criminal records.
- Proposed Overtime Regulations are Good News for the Middle Class
July 13, 2015
On July 6, 2015, the United States Department of Labor published a proposed rule that would modernize longstanding overtime exemptions for white-collar employees, which is intended to greatly expand the pool of American workers entitled to overtime pay for work beyond 40 hours in a work week.
- Minor League Players Sue MLB for Wage, Antitrust Violations
June 30, 2015
Two recently filed federal lawsuits may open a new chapter of labor discord between Major League Baseball and its players. Unlike in the past, the disgruntled workers are not major league players but the approximately 6,000 minor league players whom MLB teams employ to play for their minor league affiliates.
- If They Look Like Employees and Work Like Employees, Interns Need to be Paid Like Employees
June 9, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson, Of Counsel attorney Ryan Hancock reviews trends and factors for paid versus unpaid interns in the workforce today.
- Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorney Lauren M. Hoye to Serve as a Panelist for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's Brown Bag Lunch Series
March 16, 2015
Willig, Williams & Davidson associate, Lauren M. Hoye, will serve as a panelist for Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s Brown Bag Lunch Series, a leadership and development program for Philadelphia’s Next Generation of Women Leaders.
- Partner Irwin W. Aronson Helps PAHRA Calibrate its 'Moral Compass'
March 9, 2015
Partner Irwin W. Aronson recently spoke at the annual Capitol Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies.
- Willig, Williams & Davidson Managing Partner Deborah R. Willig Selected by Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf for Transition Review Team
January 5, 2015
Leading Philadelphia labor and employment attorney selected by Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf for Committee on Labor and Industry.
- PA Supreme Court Upholds $151 Million Wage-and-Hour Verdict Against Wal-Mart
December 22, 2014
On Dec. 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld a $151 million Philadelphia County court judgment against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for failing to pay its workers for time spent working through their unpaid breaks and meal periods.
- Attorney Ryan A. Hancock to Discuss 'Criminal Convictions and Employment Discrimination'
November 12, 2014
Of Counsel at Willig, Williams & Davidson, Hancock will speak on a University of Pennsylvania Law School panel on Nov. 18.
- Philadelphia Employment Law Attorney Ryan A. Hancock to Present at Bar Institute
November 4, 2014
Former PHRC attorney will discuss the legal rights of people with criminal history record information on Nov. 14 at the Tri-State Human Relations Coalition Conference at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
- Philadelphia Employment Law Attorney Ryan Hancock Joins Willig, Williams & Davidson
October 7, 2014
Former PHRC attorney joins Philadelphia union-side labor and employment law firm as of counsel.
- Third Circuit Weakens Mailbox Rule in FMLA Notice Case
September 29, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that the mailbox rule is no longer sufficient to establish receipt, saying best practice is to send notices in a manner that permits the sender to trace and confirm delivery.
- 10 Willig, Williams & Davidson Lawyers Named to 2015 'Best Lawyers in America'
August 18, 2014
U.S. News & World Report recognizes Philadelphia labor and employment attorneys and names partner Richard G. Poulson ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Philadelphia labor law - unions.
- Labor Law Attorney Bruce Ludwig Quoted on the NLRB's Decision in Pursuing McDonald's
August 7, 2014
Willig, Williams & Davidson labor and union attorney Bruce M. Ludwig comments on the National Labor Relations Board including McDonald's parent company in a suit against franchise owners.
- Congress Relaxes Restrictions on Political Activity by
Certain State and Local Government Employees
June 25, 2014
The federal Office of Personnel Management issued its final rule implementing the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012.
- Confidentiality Agreements and Social Media: The $90,000 Facebook Post
April 4, 2014
A former headmaster of a Florida Preparatory School won a monetary settlement but then lost it due to a Facebook post by his daughter rendering the agreement void.
- Pennsylvania Unemployment Insurance: Active Search for Work New Requirements
October 9, 2013
Last year in Pennsylvania, a package of major amendments to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Insurance Law were passed and signed into law.
- Alaine Williams Interviewed by The Associated Press about Jerry Sandusky's Pension Revocation and the Pennsylvania Pension Forfeiture Law
October 10, 2012
Pennsylvania labor and employment attorney Alaine S. Williams was interviewed by The Associated Press about Jerry Sandusky's pension revocation and Pennsylvania's pension forfeiture law.
- Changes to Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Law: How They May Affect You
March 21, 2012
Act 6 of 2011 was signed into law on June 17, 2011. The new law makes significant changes to Pennsylvania's Unemployment Compensation Law. Many of these changes may affect you if you are separated from your employment
- Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner Irwin Aronson Addresses Employee Rights Issues in Relation to 'Term Limits' Imposed by Some Employers
February 4, 2012
Listen to Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner and PA lawyer Irwin W. Aronson interviewed on the Wednesday, February 4, 2012 edition of The Rick Smith Show, "Where Working People Come to Talk." In this segment of the show, host Rick Smith speaks with Aronson about the new Revel Casino scheduled to open in Atlantic City, N.J. and the casino operator’s startling announcement that it is imposing a so-called "term limit."
- Federal Judge Rejects City of Harrisburg's Bankruptcy Petition
December 6, 2011
In a case that has received national attention, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has rejected a petition filed by the City Council of Harrisburg, Pa., for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code.
- Labor and Employment Law Attorney Alaine Williams Comments on the Harrisburg Bankruptcy Petition in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly
December 6, 2011
A bankruptcy judge's ruling last month to toss a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition from members of Harrisburg City Council gives room for Pennsylvania to flex its sovereign muscles — at least over the limited number of municipalities deemed financially distressed in the state.
- NLRB, Employer Studies Analyze Increase in Social Media Workplace Disputes
September 19, 2011
U.S. employers continue to overreact to employee social media activities – and employees and unions continue to allege that they are breaking the law in the process – according to two recent studies released by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- Nine Willig, Williams & Davidson Lawyers Included in U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers in America 2012
September 13, 2011
Philadelphia union-side law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that nine of its employment, labor and workers compensation attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.
- NLRB Announces Groundbreaking Settlement in 'Facebook Firing' ULP Case
February 21, 2011
On February 7, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board announced a groundbreaking settlement in a highly-publicized unfair labor practice dispute involving an employee who was terminated for posting disparaging comments about a supervisor of her Facebook page.
- PA Supreme Court $4 Million Verdict Against University of Pennsylvania Covered on KYW Newsradio 1060
December 28, 2010
In a David vs. Goliath-like law suit, Mark L. Helpin, D.M.D. of Haverford, Pa., sued The University of Pennsylvania in an employment dispute for breach of contract.
- Technology and Privacy in the Workplace, Tonight on 'The American Law Journal'
April 26, 2010
Willig, Williams & Davidson plaintiffs attorney Amy L. Rosenberger spoke for a broadcast titled "Sexting, Texting, E-Mail and More...Electronic Communication and Privacy at the Workplace" for The American Law Journal.
- 'You Get What You Pay For: How to Successfully Challenge Releases Under the OWBPA in the Post-Guidant Era'
April 13-15, 2010
Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 16th Annual Employment Law Institute
- State Budget Impasse: The Political Question Doctrine, Statutory Interpretation and Federal Pre-Emption
March 9, 2010
The Legal Intelligencer Supplement - Top Cases of 2010
- Final Approval Granted In Johnson v. Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses
December 1, 2009
On July 7, 2008, Willig, Williams & Davidson partner Bruce M. Ludwig filed a class action lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County against the Pennsylvania Agency of Nurses on behalf of a group of home care workers employed by that agency.
- Final Approval Granted in Bethune v. Maxim Healthcare Services
October 30, 2009
On May 5, 2008, Willig, Williams & Davidson partner, Bruce M. Ludwig, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of a group of home health care workers employed by Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc in Pennsylvania.
- Court Certifies Wage & Hour Class Action in Bishop, et al. v. Lee's Industries, Inc.
October 23, 2009
On October 23, 2009, the Court of Common Pleas certified the lawsuit filed by Willig, Williams & Davidson employment law attorney Bruce M. Ludwig as a class action.