Employment Law Topic: Legal concerns with remote workers

  • November 16, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Park Hills Country Club, 219 Highland Terrace, Altoona, PA 16602
  • 457


  • Registration for paid/current members who will attend in-person.
  • Current/Paid members who will attend virtually.
  • Registration for Non-member/guest who will attend in person.
  • Non-Member / guest who will attend virtually.

This is being offered as an in-person and virtual session. Only those registered for the virtual session will receive the zoom login information.

The deadline to register is November 11, 2022 at noon.

Registration and Presentation Timeline:  

  • Meeting Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Breakfast served during registration
  • Presentation begins at 8:00 AM
  • Presentation ends at 9:30 AM

Recertification Credits: 

Topic: Employment Law Topic (To Be Announced)

Details: Legal concerns with remote workers. working from home.

  • How to adjust to the changing workplace environment now that more employers are allowing some type of work from home arrangement and now that some employees are expecting it.  
  • Attempting to manage employees in a "new" and shifting workplace from a legal perspective.
  • ADA implications with the fact that we used to say that attendance was an essential function of many jobs, however, we've allowed employees to work from home during the pandemic.  
  • Worker's Compensation effects on remote workers.

Presenter: Attorney Patrick Fanelli

Presenter Bio: 

Along with Ms. Willett, Mr. Fanelli is a founding partner of the Firm. Patrick focuses his practice on helping public and private employers navigate the increasingly regulated landscape of labor and employment law. Every year Pennsylvania school districts and other public entities turn to him for assistance in the collective bargaining process, while a number of others seek his guidance as a general solicitor.

Patrick serves as the Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association. He has presented at numerous seminars in the field of education law, including the Sam Francis School Law Seminar in Pittsburgh, the Penn State School Study Council Seminar at the Dickinson School of Law, and various seminars and events sponsored by PSBA.

Patrick served as an Adjunct Professor for Penn State University in the College of Liberal Arts, Department of Labor and Employee Relations where he teaches Employment Law.  He is also served as an Adjunct Professor for Saint Francis University’s Graduate School of Human Resource Management where he taught Labor Law.  He is a regular lecturer for The Lorman Institute.

His Practice Areas Include: Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, School Law, Municipal Law and Collective Bargaining.

Patrick is a graduate of Penn State Dickinson School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate, Penn State University earning a Master of Public Administration and BA in Political Science.

His bar/court admissions include the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the US District Court of Western Pa, and the US Court of Appeals – Third Circuit.

Patrick is proud to be practicing in the Altoona and Blair County area, where he was born and raised. Patrick and his wife Tiffany, who grew up a short distance away in Martinsburg, now live in Altoona with their five children.  He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family. Patrick also enjoys helping with activities in his church and other community organizations.

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