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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…

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.…

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire to Speak at PSAB’s 2019 PA Municipal Legal Update

On Wednesday, August 7th 2019, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire will attend the Pennyslvania State Association of Borough’s 2019 PA Municipal Legal Update. He looks forward to presenting the following seminar: Police Track 1: Elected Officials Role in Police Operations This session will review the fundamentals of municipal police management and supervision pursuant to municipal codes…

Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire featured in Risk Management Article Published in PSATS’ Township News

Siana Laaw recognizes Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire for their recent feature in the December 2018 Issue of PSATS’ Township News article, Managing Risk – Awareness and an Emphasis on Safety Can Keep Your Township From Becoming a Liability Target by Amy Bobb, Assistant Editor. In the article, Mr. Gerber and Mr. Crotty…

Christopher P. Gerber and Sheryl L. Brown Present Hot Topics in Police Management Webinar

On October 3, 2018, Sheryl L. Brown, Esquire and Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire presented the webinar, Hot Topics in Police Management, on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (“PSATS”). The webinar included insightful information and recommended best practices pertaining to effective police department management, internal affairs investigations and liability that can arise…

Siana Law Attorneys to Speak at PAMA Conference

Siana Law attorneys Michael G. Crotty and Christopher P. Gerber are proud to participate in the 59th Annual Pennsylvania Association of Municipal Administrators (PAMA) Conference, August 12th – 15th at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA. They look forward to presenting on the following topics* on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018: 2018 Trends in Municipal Law…