Patrick Dorrian interviewed Phil Miles for a pair of Bloomberg BNA stories: Quiet, Dogs at Work: Why You May Soon Be Clocking In With Fido and Helping Workers Who Rely on Animals Without Making a Mess. The stories quote Phil Miles on the topic of service animals in the workplace, and employers’ obligations under the [...]
Michael P. Routch presides as Chairman of the PBA Workers’ Compensation Section Leadership Council at its Annual Fall Meeting
Mr. Routch presides as Chairman of the PBA Workers' Compensation Section Leadership Council at its Annual Fall Meeting. The Council provides input and guidance on Workers' Compensation legal issues throughout Pennsylvania. To his left is former Chairman Dan Bricmont and PBA President Sharon Lopez. Photo courtesy of PBA Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/pabarassn/status/915630039386984448
On September 21-22, McQuaide Blasko sponsored the Pennsylvania Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Attorneys Mike Routch and Phil Miles, and COO Tom Miller attended the event at the Penn Stater in State College. McQuaide Blasko also raffled off a gift basket of hometown goods from Tait Farm, including grilled stickies and Rothrock Coffee.
Michael Routch has been elected as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section for 2017-18. The Section is comprised of workers’ compensation attorneys from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is instrumental in shaping workers’ compensation policy, education and practice standards statewide. Mr. Routch is a member of the Firm’s Labor [...]
Pennsylvania Business Central interviewed Phil Miles for a recent article, Change in management – The impact of regime change in Washington on labor law – (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). Phil provided insight into potential changes in labor law, and gender issues in the [...]
Pennsylvania Business Central recently published an article, Law firms use social media to keep in touch with their community - www.pabusinesscentral.com/news/2016-12-16/News/Law_firms_use_social_media_to_keep_in_touch_with_t.html – (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). The article highlights McQuaide Blasko’s LinkedIn page and recently-created Facebook page, and includes quotes from Attorney Phil [...]
The Department of Labor overtime regulations are currently on hold pending appeal of a preliminary injunction. Pennsylvania Business Central recently published an article, Overtime in Limbo- Businesses left to wait for final decision on overtime regulations - www.pabusinesscentral.com/news/2016-12-16/Front_Page/Overtime_in_Limbo.html - (Wait 10 seconds for article to appear in full view on PA Business Central web site). [...]
In a recent Centre Daily Times article, attorney Janine Gismondi was extensively quoted on the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The article addresses the new regulations, the recent injunction putting them on hold, and a recent presentation that Janine gave at a Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County meeting. The article is [...]
A federal judge has issued an injunction barring implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The new regulations were scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. Attorney Philip Miles drafted a new whitepaper explaining the decision and what it means for employers moving forward: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Put [...]
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) into law marking one of the biggest expansions of federal intellectual property law in decades. Chris Michelone analyzed the new law and its implications for businesses and employers in a whitepaper: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.