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Edward J. Easterly
Pennsylvania
(610) 391-1800

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Edward J. Easterly

Edward J. Easterly, a Member with the firm, practices before federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies, representing clients in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and  Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  He assists clients, including universities, private businesses, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, with their employment matters.

Edward advises clients regarding enforceability of employment agreements, wage and hour matters, discrimination policies, and covenants not to compete. He drafts and revises employee handbooks/manuals, as well as employment and separation agreements.  Along with his fellow members of the Labor & Employment Group, he presents training programs to clients about many of these same issues, as well as harassment and social media in the workplace.

Edward’s labor law practice focuses on representing management.  He has handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitrations for matters such as wage discipline and termination.  He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections.  Edward also assists public and private employers in negotiations during collective bargaining.  He has also represented a number of clients in interest arbitrations during the collective bargaining process.  Additionally, Edward advises his clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, Edward represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

He frequently authors articles for local and national publications, as well as law alerts on new labor and employment law matters, and presents programs on these subjects to audiences including the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Edward is a member of the Muhlenberg Board of Associates.  He is on the Executive Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America; and was a member of the KidsPeace Golf Tournament Committee, serving as Co-Chair from 2009 to 2010.

 

Articles

Blogs

Lehigh Valley Legal Blog

NJ Employment Law Blog

Lehigh Valley Employment Law

Publications

Press Coverage, Quotes, & Interviews

Presentations

  • Lehigh Valley Business Health Care Symposium, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, August 2, 2017
  • “Employment Law for Non-Employment Attorneys,” Bar Association of Lehigh Valley, May 3, 2017
  • “Overtime is Money: Are You Ready for the Recent Changes?” National Association of Colleges and Employers, online, December 13, 2016
  • “2013-2014 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, September 24, 2014
  • “Retaliation: The Most Dangerous Claim Facing Employers,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, May 21, 2014
  • “Dealing with Problem Employees,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, April 2, 2014
  • “Employment Law Update in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services, Allentown, PA, March 19, 2014
  • Employment Law on Television and in the Movies,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, November 13, 2013
  • “The Impact of the National Labor Relations Board on Non-Union Employers,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, October 16, 2013
  • “2012-2013 Labor and Employment Law Legal Update,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, September 18, 2013
  • “Navigating the Hiring Process,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, June 19, 2013
  • “How to Properly Conduct a Workplace Investigation,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, May 22, 2013
  • “Understanding Workplace Violence and Bullying,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, April 17, 2013
  • “Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation: What Do We Do?”, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, June 20, 2012
  • “FMLA Pitfalls,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, May 30, 2012
  • “New Laws Facing Higher Education” and “Legal Issues in Internships,” National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference and Expo, Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, June 12-15, 2012
  • “Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation: What Do We Do?”, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, June 20, 2012
  • “FMLA Pitfalls,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, May 30, 2012
  • “Navigating the ADA’s Accommodation Requests,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, April 25, 2012
  • Attorneys Present “Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania”

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
    • J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • Muhlenberg College
    • B.A., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Young Lawyers Division, Steering Committee
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Committee
  • Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board