Labor and Employment Law

Routch elected Chair of PBA Workers’ Compensation Law Section

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 [...]

Phil Miles on Regime Change in Washington and Labor Issues

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 [...]

McQuaide Blasko Social Media Presence Highlighted in Pennsylvania Business Central

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 [...]

2017-02-22T09:30:07+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Labor and Employment Law|

Phil Miles on Overtime Regulations Litigation

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). [...]

Janine Gismondi quoted on overtime regulations

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 [...]

New Whitepaper: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Put on Hold

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 [...]

Whitepaper: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

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.

Publications Turn to Phil Miles on New Overtime Regulations

In May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new regulations regarding overtime. The changes are expected to impact millions of currently exempt employees by making them eligible for mandatory overtime pay. McQuaide Blasko attorney, Philip Miles authored a whitepaper to help explain the new regulations: New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemptions. Since then, multiple publications have [...]

2016-11-15T11:28:36+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Labor and Employment Law|

Whitepaper on New Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a new final rule regarding overtime regulations. Millions of employees may be reclassified from exempt to nonexempt - meaning employers will be forced to pay them time-and-a-half for overtime work. Phil Miles analyzed the new rules in a whitepaper:  New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations Limiting Exemptions.

2016-10-05T19:43:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Labor and Employment Law, Whitepaper|

Attorney Mike Routch voted Chair Elect of the PBA Workers’ Compensation Section

At its annual meeting on May 12, 2016, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Workers' Compensation Section elected McQuaide Blasko attorney, Michael Routch, as the 2016-17 Chair Elect for the section. He will be the Chairperson for the section in 2017-18. Mike works in McQuaide Blasko's Hollidaysburg office and practices in the areas of workers' compensation, civil litigation, business law, and real estate [...]