McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network.
The Najjar Employment Law Group, P.C., is an AV Martindale-Hubbell rated, labor, employment and benefits boutique law firm. All of its attorneys focus exclusively on providing the highest caliber of labor, employment and benefits advice to the firm’s clients. The firm prides itself on responsiveness, and in keeping up-to-date with developments in the law, the leading human resource trends, executive compensation and best practices. NELGPC’s objective is to assist clients in meeting their business goals while minimizing employee-related conflicts. The firm has the experience to counsel clients in all areas of labor, employment and benefits law. That counseling is based on the hard won knowledge gained from successfully defending discrimination charges, wrongful discharge complaints, OSHA complaints, DOL and OFCCP audits, NLRB hearings, union organizing drives, ERISA claims, and wage and hour issues in arbitrations, trials in state and federal courts, and administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies.
Founded in 1906, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote (DMC) is a nationally recognized law firm providing comprehensive legal expertise. The firm provides solutions with an emphasis on trial advocacy for individuals and businesses. The firm serves industry-leading clients across the country from offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DMC has over 160 attorneys in 13 offices, offering legal counsel in various industries and practice areas. Defined practice groups enable the firm’s professionals to focus on defined areas of the law to meet the specific needs of each client in a prompt, efficient, and cost-effective manner – personalized service for the best outcome. To learn more, visit www.dmclaw.com.
Joe Sileo is an Of Counsel attorney with McNees, Wallace & Nurick, in its Scranton office. He has exclusively represented both private and public employers in labor and employment matters since his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1993.
Joe regularly counsels and provides day-to-day advice and training to employers in all industries, including with respect to wage and hour compliance, work performance management, discipline, fair employment practices, hiring practices and termination decisions, litigation avoidance, employee leave issues, non-compete and separation agreements, unemployment compensation, and collective bargaining administration and arbitration matters. He also frequently represents employers in connection with OSHA and Wage and Hour matters.
In addition, Joe regularly defends employers in discrimination cases and other employment-related litigation, in federal and state court as well as in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and state employment practice agencies.
Debra Dyleski-Najjar founded the Najjar Employment Law Group, P.C. in April, 2008 as a labor, employment and benefits boutique law firm providing top quality legal advice, as well as litigation expertise, for employers. Ms. Najjar is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, third in her class, and a magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire as well as the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Najjar is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, a certified member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and recognized as a New England Super Lawyers for ten consecutive years. Over her 30 year career, Ms. Najjar has represented numerous employers in OSHA inspections as well as in challenges to OSHA targeted enforcement programs and complaints.
J. Lawson Johnston is a shareholder at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and works at its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has practiced law for over 40 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial law litigation with an emphasis on employer liability issues, upon which he has lectured nationally.
Mr. Johnston represents employers and provides counsel on employer rights and responsibilities under OSHA, compliance and communication with OSHA, crafting safety programs, managing investigation of serious industrial accidents, and assisting with OSHA inspections.
Mr. Johnston received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, and formerly served as Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Johnston is also listed in Best Lawyers of America® and was recognized as a 2015 Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year.”