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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Labor & Employment Shareholder Peter J. Ennis served as editor-in-chief for and attorneys David L. Hackett, Robert S. Hawkins, and Erin J. McLaughlin authored chapters in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Employment Law Handbook, published earlier this year.

“For many years, PBI Press had hoped to publish a comprehensive handbook for employment lawyers. Only through the work of 35 talented authors and one outstanding editor, Peter Ennis, were we finally able to do so,” the book’s foreword reads.

The Buchanan attorneys featured heavily in the book’s third chapter, which covers sources of statutory employment claims:

§ 3-1 – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Erin J. McLaughlin, associate

An analysis of the requirements of USERRA – including the scope, compensation and benefits while on military leave, successor-in-interest, discrimination/wrongful discharge, and remedies – as interpreted in applicable federal decisions.

§ 3-2 – Pennsylvania Guide to Federal and State laws Governing Formation and Enforcement of Collective Bargaining Agreements
David L. Hackett, shareholder
Robert S. Hawkins, shareholder 

An overview of and insights into the current protections, rights, obligations and prohibitions associated with labor-management obligations to bargain in good faith in a unionized workplace, and suggestions for navigating the process successfully. Plus: an analysis of how Pennsylvania federal and state courts have addressed the two labor issues upon which they most often are requested to rule: issues of enforcing an arbitration award pursuant to terms of a collective bargaining agreement, and enjoining strikes an picketing activities.

§ 3-5 – Fair Labor Standards Act
Ashley L. Yeager, associate, with
Terry D. Roberts, former associate

An abbreviated look at select important and emerging issues – including compensable time, overtime and retaliation – that are of interest to practitioners, human resource professionals, corporate leadership and employees alike attempting to navigate an established area of law that is suddenly in a state of flux.