Human Resources and Labor Management Institute


Course Title:

Human Resources and Labor Management Institute

Course Description:

Labor and employment law issues present constant challenges for elected officials, appointed officials, HR managers, and solicitors. To assist you with meeting those challenges, PSATS has partnered with the Eckert Seamans law firm to offer the PSATS Human Resources and Labor Management Institute. This in-depth training program will address the topics that municipal employers face on a daily basis.

This one-day, five-hour program, offered in two locations this year, will be led by top labor and employment attorneys and give attendees tools to develop strategies for addressing employee discipline and time and attendance issues, conducting negotiations, handling social media concerns, and much more. Through presentations and case studies, the speakers will engage attendees in real-world scenarios that will teach them how to manage their personnel and municipalities more efficiently and professionally.

Each attendee will receive a comprehensive handbook as a take-home reference manual.

Location and Date:



October 7, 2014

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course
5601 Freshcorn Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Click HERE to register for this location or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930.


October 15, 2014

PSATS Educational Center
4855 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025

Click HERE to register for this location or call PSATS at (717) 763-0930



  • Registration: 8:15 a.m.

  • Course Time: 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:

    Received on or before COB on October 3rd:

            PSATS Member:   $ 99
            Non-member:  $149

    After October 3rd:

            PSATS Member:  $119
            Non-member:  $169 


Program Agenda:

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.


8:50 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions


David M. Sanko, Executive Director, PSATS

Scott Coburn, General Counsel, PSATS

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Opening General Session


The Year in Review in Labor and Employment Law

Panel:  Michael McAuliffe Miller, Eckert Seamans

Ryan J. Cassidy, Eckert Seamans

10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

Session I


How to Hire Without Getting Sued

Panel:  Renee Mattei Myers, Eckert Seamans

11:20 – 12:20 p.m.

Session II


The Monster Under Our Beds:  Bad Language in Collective Bargaining Agreements

Panel:  Michael McAuliffe Miller, Eckert Seamans

12:20 – 1:20 p.m.


1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Session III


The Difficult Employee:  Attendance and Performance

Panel:  G. Edward Schweikert, IV, Eckert Seamans

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session IV


What Arbitrators Want:  A Guide to Just Cause

Panel:  Michael McAuliffe Miller, Eckert Seamans

Scott E. Blissman, Eckert Seamans




Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email.

A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.

Those who cancel within two business days of the session date or do not attend forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.