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 Bellwoar 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: Eric’s Bio | Areas of Practice | Contact Us All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced without…

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…