Robert T. Sing

The “Economic Reality” of What Constitutes “Public Work” Under the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act By Robert T. Sing, Esquire

Where a public body essentially acts as a pass-through of funds used on a construction project, the “economic reality” of the transaction is that the work is not “public work” under the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act. In Ursinus College v. Prevailing Wage Appeals Bd., Ursinus challenged a Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Appeals Board’s decision that a…

Commonwealth Court Shoots Down Local Gun Regulations by Brigitte M. Meyer, Esquire

Do Pennsylvania municipalities have any power to regulate firearms? According to a recent Commonwealth Court decision, they do not. In Firearm Owners Against Crime v. City of Pittsburgh, 1754 C.D. 2019 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2022), gun-rights organizations and individuals challenged three Pittsburgh firearms regulations. The first prohibited the discharge, loading, brandishing, displaying or pointing at a…

Christopher P. Gerber Presents Three-Part Online Learning Series on Police Department Management for Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs

Siana Law attorney Christopher P. Gerber is proud to partner with PSAB to present the following online learning series that covers three essential areas of police department management. View the description (originally published on the PSAB website) below:  1.  Municipal Police Department Supervision Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 10-11:30 am Part One will be an overview…

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Christopher Gerber, Esquire Presents “Municipal Police Department Supervision and Oversight” to PSAB Members

Siana Law Partner, Christopher P. Gerber and former Police Captain Ashley Heiberger will present the course, Municipal Police Department Supervision and Oversight, on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. This course will provide an overview of the legal framework in which police departments work in PA and present an overview of the elements necessary for an effective…