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Thomas M. Gribbin Jr. Sworn in as Deputy Mayor of Hammonton, N.J.
Labor attorney Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. has been sworn in as deputy mayor of and councilman for Hammonton, New Jersey. Tom was sworn into office by Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson on Jan. 2.

Philadelphia Inquirer Interviews Deborah R. Willig about Sexual Harassment
Deborah R. Willig was interviewed regarding "Sexual harassment and your tax dollars." The article addresses the complexities of the Employee Liability Self-Insurance Program, run by the Department of General Services, which is the source of settlement funds for cases filed against PA employees.

Employment Law Update: Third Circuit Urged to Revive Claims Accusing SEPTA of Mishandling Job Applicants' Criminal Records
The 3rd Circuit will soon decide whether an employer must comply with the plain language of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing job applicants with pre-adverse action notices prior to denying them a job based upon their outdated criminal record. Several job applicants, represented by Ryan Allen Hancock filed a class action alleging that SEPTA did not provide them with a pre-adverse action notice prior to denying them a job because of their stale criminal records.

Philadelphia Employment Lawyer Named to D.A. Leadership Transition Team
Ryan Hancock was named to the transition team for Philadelphia district attorney-elect Larry Krasner. Ryan works with several prominent political leaders and criminal justice advocates on an employment law advisory committee.

6ABC Interviews Deborah R. Willig about the Rise of Sexual Misconduct Complaints
6ABC's Vernon Odom interviewed Deborah Willig regarding the news of Today Show co-host Matt Lauer's recent firing due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

KYW Flashpoint Radio Program Features Willig, Williams & Davidson Of Counsel
Labor attorney Ryan A. Hancock recently participated in a panel discussion with KYW's community reporter Cherri Gregg on Flashpoint. The discussion focused on sexual misconduct, the #metoo social media campaign, and sexual assault and harassment allegations against entertainment executive Harvey Weinstein.

Featured Practice Area: Wills, Trusts and Estates


Wills, trusts and estate planning can be sensitive, difficult topics for individuals and families to address. However, estate planning and administration plays a crucial role in preserving and transferring assets, as well as seeing that an individual's wishes are carried out.

Social Security Disability Q&A – Did You Know?

Our firm often answers questions about supplemental security income and social security disability. Here are some of the most frequently asked:

How much can I receive in benefits?

How do I apply for benefits?

Does everyone get turned down the first time?


RedistrictingPA Supreme Court Strikes Down 2011 Congressional Redistricting Map as Unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a 5-2 decision struck down the 2011 congressional redistricting map as unconstitutional under the Pennsylvania Constitution and barring its use in the regular primary and general elections this year.

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Workers RightsConservative NLRB Rushing to Roll Back Worker's Rights

As soon as the conservative Republicans constituted a majority of the members of the National Labor Relations Board, because of President Trump's appointments, this new majority rushed to reverse important prior decisions in a blatant effort to roll back worker and Union rights.

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Estate Law in PACan a Will Require Pets to be Euthanized After the Owner Dies? Estate Law in PA

Recently, a young lawyer was contacted by a client with a question. The client was a newly graduated veterinarian who had been approached with a request to euthanize two healthy dogs. The request was pursuant to a provision in the deceased owner's will. The owner had just died and his will provided that his two (perfectly healthy) pet dogs be euthanized, cremated, and buried with him.

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Child AbuseIncreased Exposure to Child Abuse Reporting in the Workplace

Changes to the Child Protective Services Law and a lack of direction by the legislature and those charged with enforcing the law have resulted in a large increase in the number of reports of suspected child abuse made to the Department of Human Services in the past year.

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Sexual AssaultSexual Harassment and Assault: How Labor Unions Are Responding to Recent Allegations Against Top Hollywood Moguls

Whether on social media, on television, or in print, you have undoubtedly already heard of the allegations made in recent weeks against top Hollywood moguls such as Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. (among others). From claims of hostile working environments to sexual assault, the allegations reveal a dark underbelly of the entertainment industry.

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Gender Pay GapWill Salary History Bans Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap?

On October 6, 2017, Oregon became the first state to ban public and private employers from asking prospective employees about salary history. Proponents of salary history bans contend that inquiring about wage history perpetuates the existing gap in wages between genders because prior wages would serve as the basis for setting the compensation for the current position.

Read more about the Gender Pay Gap...

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