Category Archives: Employment

On July 10, 2017, Theresa Mongiovi, Partner at BCGL and Chair of the Labor and Employment Group, co-presented a seminar entitled “Fraud Alert: Outing an Inside Job” with Lisa Myers, Principal of Boyer & Ritter, LLC and leader of the firm’s Forensic, Litigation Support and Consulting Group. Mongiovi and Myers presented the seminar at PICPA’s (Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants) Government Accounting Conference in Hershey, PA. Their session covered how to respond when fraud is discovered, real-life examples and steps in conducting a fraud investigation, and how forensic accountants and counsel work together during this process. For more information, please visit PICPA.org.

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) is proud to announce the hire of Michael Hilliard as an associate attorney in the firm’s financial services department where he will support team members in all matters relating to bank lending, debt restructuring, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, corporate governance and general business. Hilliard is originally from Homer City, Pennsylvania and relocated to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the opportunity to join the BCGL team.

 

“Michael’s in-depth background in accounting and auditing combined with his legal expertise will make him an incredibly valuable member of our financial services department,” said Brett Jackson, financial services partner. “We’re honored to have a such a talented professional join our team.”

 

Hilliard has experience in business law, contract law, collections, estate administration, estate planning, employment law and family law. He also has extensive background in accounting and finance due to his experience as a financial and operational auditor in the steel, banking, wealth management and financial management industries. He most recently served as associate attorney at a firm in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

 

“As a new resident of Lancaster County, I’m looking forward to getting involved in this incredible community and becoming a part of the BCGL team,” said Hilliard. “This is a wonderful opportunity to work side-by-side with innovative leaders in the legal industry.”

 

Hilliard is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He earned his doctorate in law from Duquesne University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, and has served on the Westmoreland County Bar Association Family Law Committee, Westmoreland County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Committee, Westmoreland County Bar Association Estates and Trusts Committee, and Westmoreland County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee. He is also a recent inductee to the 2017 Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame for football.

 
On April 22, 2017, BCGL’s Theresa Mongiovi, Chair of the Employment and Labor Law practice group, co-presented with J. Richard Thomas, former superintendent of Lancaster Mennonite School, at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA) in Gettysburg, PA. The ACC MCUSA 2017 Spring Assembly Celebration was themed “Communities of Grace, Joy and Peace” and included a panel discussion on preventing and addressing abuse in the church community. Mongiovi and Thomas shared with the Delegates at the conference about child abuse allegations, proactive safety steps, and investigations in religious institutions. For more information about this topic, please contact BCGL at 717/945-5745.
TAM-AHS Headshot On July 19, 2016, BCGL attorneys Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders hosted the firm's fourth annual Enterprise Institute, and presented a program entitled "New Employment Law Changes that Impact Your Company."  The program provided attendees with an overview of recent developments in the employment law area, including the new wage and hour regulations and salaried employees, Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Act and its impact on company drug policies, protecting company trade secrets under thenew federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, transgender employees and recent guidance on extended leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.              

If you would like to learn more about these topics, or BCGL's employment and labor law services, please contact Theresa at 717/945-5763 or TheresaM@bcgl-law.com.