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August 2018 – Willig, Williams & Davidson

Attorney Happenings and Headlines

Deborah R. Willig Appears on PBJ 'Women in Law' Panel

Deborah R. Willig recently appeared on a panel as part of the Philadelphia Business Journal's "Women in Law" conference, which focused on women starting law firms.

PA Workers' Comp Attorney Weighs in on 'Game-Changing' Court Decision

Marianne Henry Saylor recently shared insight with The Legal Intelligencer regarding the implications of a June 6 ruling by the Commonwealth Court.

Willig, Williams & Davidson Partner Amy L. Rosenberger Presents at AFL-CIO Annual Union Lawyers Conference

Partner Amy L. Rosenberger presented at and moderated a panel at the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Annual Union Lawyers Conference in Atlanta, GA on May 17, 2018. The panel addressed strategies for resisting employers' aggressive litigation tactics in a variety of settings.

Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorneys Participate in National Conference on Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law

Labor and employment attorneys Lauren M. Hoye and Ryan A. Hancock, recently participated in the 5th National Conference on Disability Issues in Employment and Education Law.

Willig, Williams & Davidson Lawyer Joins Support Center for Child Advocates Board of Directors

Partner Susan Bahme Blumenfeld has been named to the board of directors of the Support Center for Child Advocates, the nation's largest and oldest pro bono legal and social services agency serving abused and neglected children.

PBJ Ranks Willig, Williams & Davidson Among Top Law Firms with Most Pro Bono Hours Donated in Philadelphia

The firm is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked it among the area's top 50 law firms that have donated the most pro bono hours in Philadelphia. With 300 pro bono hours donated in 2016, our firm has demonstrated a commitment to providing excellent legal services for those in need.

Of Counsel Jessica R. Brown Joins Labor Law Practice

Willig, Williams & Davidson is pleased to announce that Jessica R. Brown has joined the firm. Jessica focuses her practice on the representation of labor unions and individual employees.

Associate James R. Glowacki Joins Willig, Williams & Davidson

James Glowacki has joined the firm as an associate in the Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on labor law.

NBC Feature on Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Includes Willig, Williams & Davidson Of Counsel

Ryan A. Hancock recently discussed the backlog of cases at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission with NBC10 journalists for a piece that aired on the network.

Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorneys Speak at IFEBP Certification Program

Attorneys James S. Beall and Louise "Wendy" Pongracz, recently spoke as part of a certification program of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. James and Wendy presented on fiduciary duties for pension trustees, health and welfare trustees, administrators, and professional advisors.

Featured Practice Area: Consumer Law

Consumer Law

Whether you are facing identity theft, a credit report dispute, harassment by collection agencies, foreclosure, automobile fraud, unfair lending practices or a problem of another nature, our lawyers offer skilled, affordable counseling and representation to assist you. Consumers do have rights in these situations, and we are prepared to assert those rights on our clients' behalf.

Bloomberg LawRyan Hancock Successfully Represents Plaintiffs in Amazon Courier Violation of Federal Wage Law

Of Counsel, Ryan Hancock, represented the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit where a federal court ruled that defendant, TL Transportation LLC, a company that delivers products for Amazon, broke federal and state law when paying drivers a $160 flat daily rate no matter how many hours they worked.

Read more about federal wage lawsuit.

Janus v. AFSCMEJanus v. AFSCME: Then, Now, and the Future of Public Sector Labor Law

In the aftermath of the June 27 United States Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, public sector labor unions are facing a significant transition. Labor union leaders and counsel have been reviewing the decision and constructing a path forward. Willig, Williams & Davidson labor attorney Lauren Hoye looks back at where public sector labor unions were before Janus, how Janus changes the landscape for public sector labor unions, and what we have seen in the weeks since Janus was decided - which may be different from what many anticipated.

Read full article on Janus v. AFSCME...


Employee Arbitration AgreementsU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

The United States Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, in three consolidated cases including one arising under the National Labor Relations Act, that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for employees to gain access to a court of law to assert their rights under a myriad of local, state, and federal laws.

Read more about Employee Arbitration Agreements...


Gender Pay Gap'What Did You Make at Your Last Job?'- Ninth Circuit Holds Prior Salary is No Justification for Current Pay Gap

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently addressed the gender pay gap in considering whether an employer may justify a difference in salary paid to men and women based on an employee's salary history.

Read more about Gender Pay Gap...


Genetic TestingUnmarried Men: Request Genetic Testing Before Acknowledging Paternity

On November 20, 2017, in a case that significantly affects paternity rights, Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed an order issued in a Philadelphia paternity action. The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an order after the trial court received results from a court ordered genetic test.

Read more about Paternity Genetic Testing...


Dryden14 Willig, Williams & Davidson Attorneys Named 2018 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

This is the 15th consecutive year that firm partners Deborah R. Willig, Alaine S. Williams and Stuart W. Davidson have been recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Additional firm attorneys making return appearances on the Super Lawyers list include Nancy B. G. Lassen, Deborah Lerner, Ralph J. Teti, Irwin W. Aronson, Richard G. Poulson, Bruce M. Ludwig, Michael G. Dryden, Amy L. Rosenberger, Ryan A. Hancock and John R. Bielski. Lauren Hoye has been named a PA Rising Star for the fifth year in a row.

Read more about PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...


DrydenMichael Dryden Discusses PA Firefighter Workers' Compensation Cancer Cases

In a series of videos, Workers' Compensation Department Chair Michael G. Dryden, discusses Workers' Compensation Act 46, Section 108 (r) which recognizes cancer as an occupational disease in firefighters that were exposed to an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Group 1 carcinogen.

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Workers' Compensation Q&A - Did You Know?

Our firm often answers questions about workers' compensation. Here are some of the most frequently asked:

What is Pennsylvania workers' compensation?

What is a compensable workers' compensation injury in PA?

What diseases are covered by the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act?

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