Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire to Present on Police Department Management at PSAB Fall Conference Experience

Siana Law attorney, Christopher P. Gerber, is proud to participate in the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’ 2020 Fall Conference Experience. Mr. Gerber will present Police Department Management & Community Engagement Amid Increased Public Scrutiny on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 pm. To learn more about this year’s online conference experience and view the agenda, click…

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.…

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…

Article on Commonwealth Court’s Reversal of Zoning Hearing Board Decision by Eric M. Brown, Esquire featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Law recognizes Eric M. Brown, Esquire for his article, Commonwealth Court Reverses Zoning Hearing Board Decision, which was recently featured in the March 2019 Issue of PSAB’s Borough News Magazine. Read the full article here:   Commonwealth Court Reverses Zoning Hearing Board DecisionDownload   Eric’s Bio | Areas of Practice | Contact Us  …

Maintaining the Foundations of Cohesion: Effective Discipline in Municipal Police Forces by Brian C. Conley

Effective organizations – be it a championship caliber sports team or a successful corporation – know that a foundation of discipline, which fosters morale and a sense of camaraderie, can be the difference between success and failure. The same lessons can be applied to police forces. The effectiveness of police departments in fulfilling their public…

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…