BCGL Partner Theresa Mongiovi will be a speaker at the Lancaster Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Fall Legal Update on September 16th. She will provide an overview of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act and its impact on the workplace. Because of this Act, employers must accommodate lawful marijuana use which impacts employers' current policies and procedures. Employers need to educate themselves on not only the scope of the Act, but other implications regarding CBD oil, testing, hemp, and internal pre-employment procedures.
The presentation will also address work restrictions permitted under the Act, anti-discrimination obligations, and recommendations for employers to comply with the Act, including drug and alcohol policies, job descriptions, drug testing and reasonable accommodations.
Theresa's program will include workplace issues with recreational marijuana from other jurisdictions, hemp, and use of CBD oil.
The LSHRM Fall Legal Update will be held at the IU-13 Training and Conference Center on September 16th from 7:30AM-4:30PM. The day will be filled with professional development on current legal issues impacting Employers and HR Professionals. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BCGL is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan MacDonald, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation and employment law groups.
MacDonald began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Aida Waserstein of the State of Delaware Family Court. Prior to joining the BCGL team, he served as a litigation associate attorney in healthcare law, insurance law and commercial litigation groups at Saxton & Stump in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In this previous position, he assisted with medical malpractice defense litigation, insurance coverage questions and disputes, and construction litigation.
“Ryan is a strong communicator who is committed to our clients and providing them the excellent service they deserve,” said Mark Lovett, chairman of BCGL’s Litigation Practice Group. “We look forward to welcoming him to our growing team.”
MacDonald is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He earned his J.D. at Rutgers Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Temple University where he graduated summa cum laude. As a student, he participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and The Honorable James Hunter III Moot Court Competition. MacDonald also served as a teaching assistant and contributed to the Pro Bono Research Project, which offers free legal research services to public interest law practitioners, government agency attorneys and private attorneys for their pro bono cases.
MacDonald is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Lancaster Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association. He also serves as the case report editor for Civil Litigation Update, the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s civil litigation section newsletter.
“I am excited to join a law firm that uses a collaborative and integrated approach when servicing the legal needs of their clients,” said MacDonald. “I’m honored to be a part of the innovative BCGL team.”
BCGL is proud to announce the promotion of Angela Sanders of Lancaster, Pennsylvania to partner. Sanders has been a part of BCGL’s Employment Law and Litigation Groups since 2013 and will continue to serve clients with employment and labor counseling; employment litigation; and civil litigation. As partner, Sanders will also now serve as a critical member of the leadership team that will shape the firm through continued growth.
“Throughout Angela’s career, she has been on the front lines helping her clients with everything from employer trainings and policy development to litigation,” said Theresa Mongiovi, partner of BCGL. “She embodies the notion of being a true advocate for her clients and they value her unique combination of expertise and approachability. The firm is fortunate to have Angela as a part of our leadership team.”
In addition to serving as partner, Sanders will also continue to serve clients as an attorney in the firm’s Employment Law Group where she provides day-to-day counseling to employers on a wide-range of employment topics including wage and hour issues; FMLA compliance, harassment and discrimination; hiring; employee misconduct; discipline and termination; drug and alcohol abuse; and OSHA compliance. She will also continue to assist clients with the development of employment policies and diversity plans, and with trainings about employment law topics for employers, businesses and industry groups.
“Since joining BCGL in 2013, I’ve been amazed and energized by what we’ve accomplished for our clients,” said Sanders. “I look forward to this new role that will allow me to have an even greater impact on the future of the firm while ensuring that our clients continue to receive personal, honest and direct legal services they can trust.”
Sanders represents employers in both state and federal courts. She also practices before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and Unemployment Compensation Board of Review. A sought-after public speaker, she has delivered seminars on various employment law topics for groups and organizations throughout the Commonwealth.
Sanders earned her juris doctorate from University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Lancaster Bar Association and will serve as the 2019 chair of the Association’s Employment Law Section. She is also a member of the Lancaster Society for Human Resources Management, where she serves as the chair of the Professional Development Committee, and the Society for Human Resources Management.