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7:30 – 8:00am Announcements
8:00 – 9:00am Presentation
Michael J. Crocenzi
Mike is a partner in the firm’s Employment Law and Litigation groups. Mike steadfastly guides clients through difficult and complex employment problems. Relying on more than two decades of experience, Mike listens to clients and provides practical solutions for a wide variety of employment issues. He routinely works closely with clients to develop strategies to avoid or minimize risks.
Mike is often called upon to protect his clients’ rights. He has handled numerous employment cases in federal court, state court, Pennsylvania Superior Court, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. He has successfully represented clients, including obtaining favorable jury verdicts in cases involving Title VII (sex, age, disability, national origin, religion, and race discrimination), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, OSHA, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation and defamation.
In his food & agribusiness practice, he has represented a client in the fish farm business, has defended a dairy producer in an FMLA/ADA discrimination claim and drafted employment agreements for a produce company. In his transportation practice, Mike has advised trucking companies on independent contractors versus employee issues, overtime exemption, fringe benefits, terminations, and drafted agreements. He also has represented trucking companies in disputes involving classification of drivers.
Mike lectures on employment topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, corporations and associations. He is active in the community serving on non-profit boards over the last several years.
Sarah C. Yeager
Twenty-five years of experience in employment and labor law and litigation has equipped Sarah with a wide range of knowledge and abilities to effectively advise both her public and private-sector clients in local, state and federal courts in addition to administrative matters before the EEOC, PHRC, PLRB, and NLRB. She routinely handles litigation in the federal district courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. She has litigated commercial disputes, licensing issues, regulatory concerns and employment-related matters. She is also certified as an appointed mediator in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
She serves as both a litigator and counselor, advising clients in matters such as:
- Labor negotiations, arbitration and other union disputes
- Employment discrimination and harassment litigation
- Non-compete and other restrictive covenant litigation
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance and litigation
- Wage and hour compliance and litigation
- Unemployment compensation
- Wrongful discharge
- Statutory and regulatory compliance
- Business torts
- Unfair competition
- Fraud and consumer fraud statutes
- Government program litigation
- Workplace investigations
- Staff training
- Right-to-Know Law counseling and compliance
Before moving into private practice, Sarah worked as an attorney in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Litigation Division for more than 13 years. She also worked as the attorney general’s Right-to-Know Law Appeals Officer, giving her a deep-seeded knowledge of the law that allows her to advise her public and private-sector clients on Right-to-Know issues.
Her community service is a string of successes and honors throughout central Pennsylvania. In 2017 she was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Central Penn Business Journal and in 2016 her law school alma mater Widener University Commonwealth Law School honored her with its Excellence in Public Service Award. The Pennsylvania Bar Association in 2014 awarded her the Lynette Norton Award for excellence in litigation and for mentoring female attorneys.
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