Joe listens, counsels, and litigates to help clients resolve the problems they face with labor and employment law. He has represented employers in a wide range of labor-management issues, including contract negotiation and administration before mediators, fact-finders, and arbitrators. He has also represented employers in litigation before administrative agencies as well as federal and state court.
Joe has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® list each year since 2011 and has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings.
Joe represents employers in a variety of jurisdictions across the country and a wide range of litigation matters, including those involving ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, FMLA, and the ADA. He has experience in representing clients before the National and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Boards, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.
Joe's work has spanned a broad range of industries in both the public and private sectors. From energy to education, to health care. He also has experience in matters related to collective bargaining for public sector employers, including the use of interest arbitration for police, fire, prison guard and court-related bargaining units.
Joe's practice also includes employment counseling to advise clients on major acquisitions or reductions in force, decisions involving day-to-day activities and/or employee discipline, compensation-related issues and federal or state audits of pay practices, employment policies, handbooks, agreements and severance packages, leadership training on how to avoid harassment and other unlawful practices in the workplace as well as how to investigate allegations of wrongdoing and handle claims as they arise, issues related to the protection of trade secrets, intellectual property agreements and non-compete covenants.