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BCGL is pleased to welcome 2 new attorneys to the firm.

 

RYAN C. GIVENS Business Services Practice Group A Lancaster Catholic graduate, Mr. Givens returns to Lancaster as an associate in the firm’s Business Services Practice Group. He comes to BCGL with experience in transactional law. Mr. Givens works closely with business owners in all industries, assisting them with entity formation and governance matters, contracts, and acquisitions. He enjoys helping his clients navigate complex issues to achieve their goals. Mr. Givens earned his J.D. at The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and his bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College. During law school, he was an intern for the Honorable Jeffrey J. Reich of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas and judicial extern for the Honorable Albert H. Masland of the Cumberland County Orphans’ Court.

 

MELISSA A. ZILLHARDT Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Practice Group As an associate in the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Practice Group, Ms. Zillhardt works with individuals and families to understand their financial, charitable, and inter-generational goals as it applies to planning for long-term care, retirement, and testamentary giving. She enjoys working with clients to ensure future peace of mind. A Lebanon native, Ms. Zillhardt recently graduated from Villanova Law School and received her B.A. from Albright College. During law school, she interned for Philadelphia Legal Assistance and the Villanova Health Law Clinic assisting low-income clients in disability, medical assistance, power of attorney and guardianship matters.

Is your company correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? During a live webinar on June 12, 2019, Theresa Mongiovi will identify current issues including: determining whether employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, donning/doffing; bonus payments, calculating overtime pay with blended pay rates and premium pay. Learn how federal FLSA regulations, new EEO-1 reporting requirements, and a recent DOL opinion letter on independent contractors could impact your business. If you are interested in registering for this Human Resources Legal Update, “Pay Me Now: Current Wage & Hour Issues for Employers”, click here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8105020675370825987
Jeff Goss, Partner and Head of the Estates and Trusts Department provided an article to the Lancaster County Woman May/June 2019 publication on the importance of pre-nuptial agreements. Jeff writes, "You have become engaged and have just entered one of the happiest phases of your life. In the midst of the excitement of planning your wedding it may seem awkward to say 'honey, in case we ever up getting divorced...', but it is the reluctance to bring up financial affairs during this blissful time that can prove costly later in life." Jeff provides information on why a couple needs a pre-nuptial agreement, who needs it, and how to properly get one. You can read Jeff’s complete article by picking up the complimentary May/June issue of the Lancaster County Woman or by reading it on their website: https://lancastercountywoman.com/
Theresa Mongiovi, Partner and Chair of the Employment and Labor Law department, presents a program to the Hanover Area Human Resources Association: We are NEVER Getting Back Together: Termination Strategies to Avoid a Bad Breakup. This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of a successful performance management program, from the beginning of the employment relationship to separation.

Topics covered include:

• Introductory employees: policies; performance reviews; extended probationary periods; termination.

• Tenured employees: performance reviews; discipline; performance improvement plans; last chance agreements; termination; employment agreements; severance packages; offboarding practices; assessing risk; retaliation.

• Executives: employment agreements; for cause terminations; ownership issues.