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Louis Kushner

Phone:

(412) 338-1103

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Tracy A. DeMarco
(412) 338-1147

Summary:

He is a prolific author of numerous scholarly articles published in both general circulation newspapers and journals distributed to the legal community.

  • Federal Preemption of State Labor Statutes - Midwest Labor Law Seminar, 1978
  • Review of Significant Decisions During the Public Employee Relations Act's First Twenty (20) Years - Fifth Annual Conference on Trends and Development in Pennsylvania Public Employment, 1978
  • Survey of Significant Appellate Decisions in Public Labor Law 1978-81 - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1981-154
  • Strikes: Labor on the Offensive - Legal and Practical Considerations - Pennsylvania Bar Institution, PBI No. 1984
  • Wrongful Discharge - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1985-316
  • Effects of the United States Bankruptcy Code and Bankruptcy Case Law on the Collective Bargaining Agreement - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1985-317
  • The Big Thaw: Employment Manuals as Enforceable Contracts - Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 133, May 1985
  • Wrongful Discharge and Comparable Worth - Pennsylvania Bar Association Midyear Meeting, 1985
  • Wrongful Discharge - How to Try the Case - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1986-330
  • Employment Manuals as Enforceable Contracts: A Second Look - Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 134, July 1986
  • Recent Developments from the Appellate Courts - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1988-459
  • Unemployment Compensation Hearings - Side Show or Main Attraction After Frederick v. American Hardware Supply Company December 1990, - Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 139, July 1991
  • Collateral Estoppel Consequences of Unemployment Compensation Hearings in Wrongful Termination Actions - Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, January 1992
  • Sexual Harassment and the New Civil Rights Act - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1992-685
  • The ADA and Collective Bargaining Issues - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1992-719
  • Ethical Issues for Employment Law Attorneys - The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Seminar Booklet; 1993 and 1994
  • Pre-Dispute Agreements Regulating When and How Employment-Related Claims Will Be Resolved - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1994-882.
  • United States School Laws and Rules; Editorial Advisory Board Member; 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 Editions
  • Arbitration of Employment Related Claims... Has Its Time Come? - Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 143, March 1995
  • Tax Aspects of Settling Employment Cases - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1995-978
  • ADR in the Employment Law Arena: The Latest Trends and Procedures Should We and Can We - Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1995-978
  • Employee or Independent Contractors - So Many Rules - So Much Could Go Wrong, Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 121, No. 137 Daily Edition, July 21, 1995
  • Recent Developments in the Appeal Court - Public Sector Cases; Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1995-1003
  • Supreme Court Finds ADEA Damage Awards to be Taxable, Upholds Schleier; Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 121, No. 206 Daily Edition, October 30, 1995
  • The Customer May Not Always Be Right (An Employer's Responsibility for Customer Sexual Harassment), Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 122, No. 55 Daily Edition, March 20, 1996
  • Pennsylvania Grants Privilege to Disclosure in Mediation; Pittsburgh Legal Journal, 122, May 20, 1996
  • Employees, Employers Must Know Rights, Laws Regarding Termination; Pittsburgh Business Times, May 27-June 2, 1996
  • Wrongful Discharge in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1996-1184
  • Use of Mediation in the Employment Case: A Mock Mediation; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1996-1184
  • Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 Changes the Rules on Taxation of Damages; Pittsburgh Legal Journal; 145 P.L.J. 23
  • Lawsuit Alternatives: Mediation and Arbitration are Less Expensive Ways to Resolve Employment Disputes; Executive Reports; December 1996
  • The Pros & Cons of Mediation at Various States of a Discrimination Case: The Lawyer's Role Before & During Mediation; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1997-1245 (Vol. I and II)
  • Advising Victims of Job Discrimination Who Have Not Yet Been Terminated; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1997-1245 (Vol. I and II)
  • Drafting and Enforcing Executive Employment Contracts; Arbitration/Mediation Provisions; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1997-1295
  • Resolving Employment & Commercial Disputes Through Arbitration & Mediation; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1997-1357
  • Advising Victims of Job Discrimination Who Have Not Yet Been Terminated; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1997-1245W
  • The Employment-At-Will Doctrine and Its Exceptions in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges; February 26-March 1, 1998
  • Equity Injunctions in Labor Disputes in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges; February 26-March 1, 1998
  • What Every Employer Should Know About Employee Terminations; George R. Harris & Associates CPE Seminar; May 20, 1998
  • Labor Cases Relating to Public Employees; Current Developments in Public Employee Labor Law; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1998-2097
  • Resolving Health Care Disputes Through Mediation; Fifth Annual Northeast Employment Law Institute; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1999-2041
  • A Retrospect: 30 Years of Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector and Its Impact on the Commonwealth; Governor's Office of Labor-Management Cooperation, Department of Labor & Industry; Labor-Management Conference; September 9, 1999
  • Drafting and Enforcing Executive Employment Contracts; Arbitration/Mediation Provisions; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1999-2403
  • Supreme Court Decisions, and Other Relevant Decisions to Our State & Region Regarding Developing Law on Harassment, the ADA, the ADEA, Employer Liability and Punitive Damages; Employment Law Institute (West); Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 1999-2275
  • Mediation of Employment Claims; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2000-2236
  • When Employment Discrimination Cases Go To The Jury; Lawyers Journal; July 28, 2000
  • Mediation Advocacy; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2000-2599
  • Non-Union Employees Win Weingarten Rights; Lawyers Journal; October 6, 2000
  • Supreme Court Decisions, and Other Relevant Decisions in Our State and Region Regarding Developing Law; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2000-2627
  • Mediation of Employment Claims; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2000-2627
  • The Executive's Contract: Terms and Creative Compensation Packages Such as Stock Grants and Deferred Compensation; PBI No. 2001-2695
  • The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2001-2864
  • Layoffs: Avoiding Reduction in Force Pitfalls; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2002-3040
  • The Year in Review: What's Been Happening in Employment Law?; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2002-3262
  • Executive Severance Packages: Reforming Them, Negotiating Them in a Bad Economy; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2003-3236
  • The Year in Review; Pennsylvania Bar Institute; PBI No. 2003-3424
  • Some Red Flags Arising in the Context of the FMLA abd Related Statutes; Council on Education in Management; 2004
  • Covering Your Assets: Protecting Confidential Business Information; SmartBusiness Pittsburgh, July 2005

 

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