Richard L. Hackman, Esq., Chair of the Labor and Employment Group, has dedicated over 25 years of his practice to representing employers and management in all aspects of employment law. Rick’s experience includes representation of clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, similar state and local agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and numerous federal and state courts throughout the country. He frequently litigates claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Rick routinely defends employers in class and collective action lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Law. He also regularly represents corporate clients who seek to enforce the trade secret and non-competition obligations of former employees. Rick represents entities of all size and type, including healthcare organizations, manufacturers, retailers and service industry businesses.
As an employment counselor, Rick advises clients with respect to compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including the FMLA, OSHA and the FLSA and provides training to employers on all issues related to employment law compliance. Rick also counsels employers on minimizing risk during both the discipline and termination process, with a focus on being proactive versus reactive. Further, a substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to the review and revision of various employment documents and policies, including employment agreements, handbooks and non-competition agreements.
A frequent lecturer, Rick presents to human resource groups and management on workplace investigations, terminations and layoffs, union matters, social media, as well as other employment law related issues.
Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Rick was a Partner at Barley Snyder and served as Vice-Chair of the firm’s Employment Law group.