Matthew Connell Conducts Training for Supervisors on the Requirements and Perils of the Americans With Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act
Matthew Connell conducted training for over 200 managers for a major municipality on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act. Recognizing the perils facing employers for mismanagement of both the ADA and FMLA and its timing and notice requirements, this major municipality requested that Mr. Connell conduct the training to educate the supervisors on their duties and responsibilities as it pertains to these two critical federal statutes. Mr. Connell’s presentation focused on the legal foundation for each of these employment laws and educating the supervisors on how to recognize and respond to requests for reasonable accommodation under the ADA and requests for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Brian Leinhauser Speaks at Conference for PA Coalition for Public Charter Schools
Brian Leinhauser spoke at the conference organized by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools on October 12, 2018. Mr. Leinhauser was joined by other charter school experts addressed issues related to the appropriate process for charter school admissions and the pitfalls that many charter schools face. The conference organized by PCPCS was attended by more than 200 school officials and board members and addressed a multitude of topics including governance practices, school climate, and special education compliance.
Pennsylvania County Commissioners Prison Workshop
Matt Connell and David MacMain presented on legal issues affecting correctional facilities at the Fall 2018 Pennsylvania County Commissioners Prison Workshop held at State College, Pennsylvania. Follow this link for more information about the event.
The MacMain Law Group Sponsors Inaugural Government Liability ExecuSummit Conference
MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser hosted the Inaugural Government Liability ExecuSummit on October 23 and 24 in Uncasville, Connecticut. The ExecuSummit brought speakers and attendees in from all over the country including Connecticut, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Nebraska and Missouri. The event allowed insurance carriers and public officials to discuss and provide insight on the hottest topics facing government entities in today’s environment. Matthew Connell, who co-chaired the conference with David Karamessinis of Travelers, spoke on employment law and the public sector and hot topics in prison litigation. David MacMain presented on the relationship between insureds, insurers and defense counsel and hot topics in police litigation. Brian Leinhauser gave a presentation on due process protections for government employees and the 2018 Supreme Court review. This was an excellent conference to promote strategic thinking and provided insight into key legal issues impacting government entities. We are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Government Liability ExecuSummit in Fall 2019.
Matt Connell Speaks at Penn PRIME Risk Management Conference
David MacMain Presents at Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs
David MacMain spoke at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) Solicitor’s Conference in Harrisburg on August 8 on “Police Interactions with Persons with Mental Illness”. The 2-day conference, which was attended by municipal solicitors and public officials from throughout Pennsylvania, covered a variety of legal issues affecting public entities. David addressed the challenges law enforcement faces when dealing with individuals who suffer from mental illness and/or addictions, how law enforcement is trying to address this important and ever-growing area, and how courts are reviewing police responses to these types of incidents.
The MacMain Law Group Has Moved
MacMain and Leinhauser Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in Civil Rights and Employment
David MacMain was named a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Civil Rights, and Brian Leinhauser was named a 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the field of Labor and Employment. This is the 13th consecutive year David has received this honor, and 8th consecutive year that Brian has been honored as either a Super Lawyer or Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phase selection process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis and represent the top 5 percent of all lawyers in a given practice field.
David MacMain Speaks At Corrections Conference
David MacMain spoke at the Pennsylvania County Corrections Association Spring Conference on April 10 on the issue of Avoiding and Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims. The conference was attended by corrections leaders from across Pennsylvania.
Matt Connell Serves as Panelist at PBI’s 2018 Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation Seminar
Matthew Connell served on a panel of attorneys to discuss hot topics facing practitioners in prisoner litigation at the 2018 Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation Seminar held at the United States Courthouse in Philadelphia. Mr. Connell participated in discussions focused on the claims and defenses related to medical care of inmates and sexual assault claims under the 8th and 14th Amendments to the United States Constitution.