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

George was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™.

While at George Washington University’s National Law Center, George was a member of the George Washington University Law Review.  He has authored numerous articles and frequently lectures at workshops, conferences, and seminars on a wide variety of labor and employment law issues.

George is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, where he also served as the Board’s Vice Chair and a member of the Executive and Human Resources Committee.  He volunteers as a football coach for Allentown Central Catholic High School and a baseball coach for the Orefield Athletic Association.

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Sign up for our next seminar: Employment Law In Television and the Movies: Lessons Learned

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Labor & Employment Law Legal Update Seminar Recap

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Can Social Media Posts Lead to Termination?

OSHA Post-Accident Drug Testing

Hiring Mistakes Seminar Recap

Department of Labor Issues New “Persuader” Rule

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Psychological Evaluations and the ADA

A Night at the Fights

Inspection of Personnel Files by Terminated Employee

Wrongful Termination Claims Expanded

Alcoholism is a Disability under the ADA

The Importance of Regular Harassment Training

Transgender Questions: What bathroom to use?

To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo

Disability Defined

Social Media Rants and the NLRB

You Can’t Fire Me for What I Said. That Would be a Violation of my Freedom of Speech!

Water on Mars

The Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act)

More Arbitration Agreements

REMEMBERING 9-11

NLRB Reaffirms Employees’ Right to Use Work E-Mail for Union Purposes

DC Circuit Upholds DOL Regulations Governing Home Health Care Workers

The Importance of Properly Training Supervisors

Attorney’s Fee Award Exceeds Jury Verdict Damages

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Presentations

Press Coverage, Quotes and Interviews

  • “Navigating the ADA’s Accommodation Requirements,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., October 19, 2016
  • “Navigating the new Fair Labor Standards Act: How do you prepare?” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., October 18, 2016
  • “2015-2016 Labor & Employment Law Update,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., September 21, 2016
  • “Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Termination,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., June 16, 2016
  • “Handling Employee Complaints and Issues,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., May 19, 2016
  • “Common Mistakes in Hiring,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., April 21, 2016
  • “Employee Handbooks and Policy Construction,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., November 19, 2015
  • “Terminating Problem Employees,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., October 22, 2015
  • “2014-2015 Labor & Employment Law Legal update,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., September 23, 2015
  • “The Unusual World of Unemployment,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., November 19, 2014
  • “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
  • “Navigating the ADA’s Accommodation Requests,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, April 25, 2012
  • Hlavac Addresses Medical Employee Ethics Issues for Health Care Office Managers
  • George C. Hlavac to Deliver “Disruptive Behavior” Presentation at Medical Conference
  • Attorneys Present “Employment Law from A to Z in Pennsylvania”
  • Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino Labor & Employment Attorneys to Present at Medical Conference
  • Tallman, Hudders/Norris McLaughlin to Speak on Social Media in the Workplace at Small Business Council Meeting

George C. Hlavac has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


2015 Top Lawyer in Labor and Employment

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