Easterly to Speak on the Impacts of Medical Marijuana on Employers at the LVB Health Care Symposium

Posted on July 13th, 2017

Edward J. Easterly, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak on what employers need to know about the legalization of medical marijuana at the Health Care Symposium, a program of Lehigh Valley Business, on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  The Health Care Symposium runs from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM, at DeSales University in Center Valley and Easterly will be a part of a panel which occurs from 9:50 – 10:30am.

The Health Care Symposium will feature speakers addressing the current trends in the healthcare industry.  Other topics will include the Affordable Care Act and what the future holds for aging and healthcare as a rapidly evolving and growing industry.  For more information or to register, visit

Easterly 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.

Easterly 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.

Easterly’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.  Easterly 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, Easterly advises his clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, he represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.

Easterly 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.