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When Public Discourse and Public Management Interact: Freedom of Speech and Expression Amid COVID-19 and the Election Cycle by Brian C. Conley

Everyone knew 2020 would be an election year. Few could have predicted the election would take a backseat to a pandemic, murder hornets and nationwide public protests in the news cycle. Such is the world these days. And, in such a world, the breadth, intensity and importance of public discourse is even more magnified than…

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Municipal Employer Alert – Navigating the Storm by Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire

Charting A Course to Restore Local Government Operations As we look ahead to re-opening Pennsylvania during a protracted fight against the coronavirus, local governments should implement a strategic plan designed to optimize safe and efficient public services while protecting the health of municipal employees. This effort requires a careful balancing of individual liberty and privacy…

MUNICIPAL LAW ALERT – SB 841 Emergency Measures to Help Local Governments Respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency by Michael G. Crotty and Thomas J. Grant

Gov. Tom Wolf now has legislation on his desk that contains emergency measures to help local governments respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and includes a provision addressing a popular state education tax credit program. The bill was unanimously approved by both the state Senate and House, and has been presented to the Governor…

EMPLOYER ALERT – Police Officers May be Exempt Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Extended Paid Leave Requirements by Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire

MARCH 30, 2020 The United States Department of Labor issued guidance in response to the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to address whether law enforcement personnel are exempt from the benefits afforded under the Act. Specifically, the Act exempted “emergency responders” from the extended paid sick leave and extended family medical leave.…

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COVID-19 – A Message from Siana Law

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, On June 26, 2020 Chester County officially entered the Green Phase. Like many local businesses that are now permitted to reopen, the firm is pleased to welcome our administrative staff and attorneys back to our office, subject to state and CDC guidelines. We are prepared to reopen in accordance with…

Article on Fabrication of Evidence Claims by Brian C. Conley, Esquire featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Law attorney, Brian C. Conley’s  article, Fabrication of Evidence Claims, Navigating New Channels, is featured in the February 2020 issue of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’, Borough News Magazine. Read the full article here: PSAB February 2020 Fabrication of Evidence Claims by Brian C. Conley, Esquire Brian’s Bio | Areas of Practice |…

Implicit Bias in the Workplace – a Breeding Ground for Liability by Brian C. Conley, Esquire

It is no secret that employers face special challenges managing ever diversifying workforces. Differences in race, sex, religion, age, etc. – and discriminatory or harassing acts based upon them – can lead not only to difficult human resources situations, but also potential legal liability. Municipal employers must deal with an additional element of uncertainty when…