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May 8, 2012

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
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Hlavac & Stewart Present at Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Human Resources Conference

Allentown, PA (May 8, 2012) – George C. Hlavac and Jeffrey S. Stewart, Members of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present “How to Conduct Workplace Investigations,” on Thursday, May 17, at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Human Resources Conference.

This conference is for anyone with human resources and personnel responsibility and has been pre-approved for 9.5 recertification credit hours. Seminars include Criminal Background Checks, Wage Issues and More!; How to Create & Implement Career Development Action Plans; New ERISA Fee Disclosure Rules; Planning for Succession: A Community Bank’s Toolkit; Legal Update; and Career Conversations: A Way to Enhance Employee Performance. This two-day event starts at 8:00 a.m. May 16 with registration and breakfast, and concludes at noon the following day. For more information or to register, visit www.pacb.org.

“Mistakes made by Human Resource Managers can be costly to a company, especially when the mistakes aren’t realized and turn into problems. Our goal is to instruct managers on how to recognize the most common of these mistakes during workplace investigations and provide solutions to avoid and/or minimize liability,” said Hlavac.

As Chair of the Pennsylvania office’s Labor and Employment Department, Hlavac focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. He regularly handles traditional labor law matters and employment-related litigation and counsels employers of all sizes on workplace issues such as discrimination, harassment, workplace accommodations, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, safety and health, employment contracts, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, unemployment compensation, union avoidance, collective bargaining negotiations and agreements, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges.

Stewart’s labor law practice focuses on representing management and has included trying cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. He has handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings and grievance arbitrations. He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections. Stewart serves as lead negotiator for a number of his clients during collective bargaining. Additionally, he advises his clients in all respects regarding strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing. In addition to his private-sector clients, Stewart also represents a number of municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

Stewart’s employment law practice focuses on representing management. In addition to representing clients before the PHRC, EEOC and the courts, he counsels clients in such matters as non-compete agreements, sexual harassment investigations, FLSA compliance, unemployment compensation, and drafting employment policies and handbooks.

The Labor and Employment Department covers the entire spectrum of employer/employee relations. With wide-reaching experience in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, its attorneys represent clients in a variety of capacities—as advisors, negotiators, advocates, and litigators. They have extensive litigation experience with respect to employment discrimination and harassment claims involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. In this regard, they regularly represent clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. They also have extensive experience defending wrongful termination claims and claims involving alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Law, and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.


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