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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

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:
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:
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.