Category Archives: Employment

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

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On September 18, 2015, BCGL Attorneys Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders presented "To Screen or Not to Screen:  What Employers Need to Know About Background Checks" for the Lancaster Society for Human Resource Management (LSHRM).  The presentation provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of pre-employment screening techniques and legal issues impacting employers. 

Theresa is the Chair of BCGL's Employment and Labor Law Group, and serves as the First Vice President of LSHRM.  Angela is a member of the firm's Litigation and Employment Groups, and serves as LSHRM's Professional Development Committee Chairperson.  Theresa and Angela concentrate their practice in representing businesses, municipalities, non-profits and executives in all aspects of the employment relationship. They also provide customized management-level and employee training for clients, organizations and industry groups.

For more information about BCGL's Employment Law services, please contact Theresa at (717) 945-5763 or
On Thursday, June 4, 2015, BCGL Attorney Theresa Mongiovi will co-present "To Catch A Thief:  Proactive Planning and Response to Employee Theft" at the PICPA Annual School District Conference. Theresa is the Chair of BCGL's Employment and Labor Law Department and frequently advises clients on issues involving employee theft.  Theresa  serves as special labor counsel to municipalities in Lancaster County.  Her co-presenter is Lisa Myers, a Principal with Boyer & Ritter, Certified Public Accountants. Lisa is an integral member of B&R's Forensic, Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group and has extensive experience in fraud and forensic accounting services.

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, government and public administration employers lose approximately $90,000 each year as a result of employee fraud.  Theresa and Lisa will provide conference attendees with practical tips to prevent and identify employee theft, including: pre-employment screening, internal controls, theft policies and reporting procedures, bonding and insurance coverage and audits.  They will also guide attendees through the process of investigating and responding to a confirmed incident of theft, and interfacing with the public. The goal of the program is to provide attendees with the tools necessary to protect their bottom line.

For more information about BCGL's Employment Law services, please contact Theresa at (717) 945-5763 or

For more information about the Conference, you can visit the PICPA's website by clicking here.