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Jacob M. Sitman - Allentown, PA

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

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Updated: 10/24/2022

Allentown Employment Law & Labor Relations Lawyer

Overview

After graduating from college and law school with honors, Jacob M. Sitman spent a year learning about what it means to be successful in a courtroom by clerking for a civil trial judge. Since that time, he has honed his skills practicing, almost exclusively, Labor and Employment law. He worked at a labor and employment boutique firm, and then at a large Philadelphia law firm for more than a decade...

About Jacob M. Sitman

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder & Chair - Employment Law & Labor Relations

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law & Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Workplace Safety & Health
  • Discrimination & Civil Rights Law
  • Non-Competition & Trade Secrets

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member of the Governing Council for the Law & Employment Law Section)
  • New Jersey Bar Association (Member)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (Member)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Fort Washington Business Alliance

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, “Legal and Fair Housing Update,” PAA East Trade Show
  • Presenter, “Smile, You’re on Nanny Camera,” Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Spring Conference
  • Panelist, “Preventing Devastating Sexual Harassment Claims,” Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association
  • Presenter, “Sexual and Other Harassment Prevention Training,” Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
  • Presenter, “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Mid-Atlantic Employee Association Legal Conference
  • Keynote Speaker, “Labor & Employment Regulatory Developments,” Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association Annual Labor Law Summit
  • Panel Moderator and Speaker, “Workplace Investigations in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services
  • Presenter, “Must Interns Be Paid?” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business Partner Council
  • Seminar co-presenter, “Minding the Store: Protecting Your Company’s Confidential Information (and Debunking Common Myths About Noncompetes),” Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Panelist, “Finding & Hiring Employees,” Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
  • Presenter, “Employee Handbooks: An Important Tool to Improve Productivity and Reduce Risk of Employee Claims,” Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association
  • Presenter, “Exempt or Non-Exempt (under the FLSA)? That is the Question,” MAEA Human Resource Schuylkill Roundtable
  • Presenter, “Employee Leave from Work: Understanding the FMLA, ADA and Workers Compensation,” Arbor Insurance Seminar
  • Presenter, “Handling Employee Performance Evaluations and Discipline,” PAA East Trade Show

Pro Bono Activities

  • Upper Dublin Township, Commissioner, Human Relations Commission
  • Muhlenberg College, Member, Board of Associates
  • Temple Sinai of Dresher, Member, Board of Directors
  • Developmental Enterprises Corporation, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Upper Dublin Soccer Club, Volunteer, Advisor and Coach
  • Philadelphia Homeless Advocacy Project, Former Coordinator

Past Positions

  • State of New York, Insurance Education Instructor
  • New Jersey Superior Court, Hon. John Pisansky, J.S.C., Law Clerk, 1997 - 1998
  • Jasinski & Paranac, P.C., Associate, 1998 - 2001
  • Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP, Attorney, 2001 - 2012

Education

  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey, 1997
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Member, Advanced Moot Court Board
  • Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1994
    B.A.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society
    Major: Economics
    Major: International Studies

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "Who Must Be Paid Overtime?", International Cemetery & Funeral Management Magazine, March/April, 2004
  • Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey (BNA), 2006

Office Information

Address

645 West Hamilton StreetSuite 800 Allentown, PA 18101

Fax

  • 610-797-6663

Office Hours

8:30 - 5:00 (M-Th); 8:00 - 4:30 (F)

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Jacob M. Sitman

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list


Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jacob M. Sitman on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Martindale Hubbell Lawyers’ Rating “AV® Preeminent™,” highest professional ranking
  • Selected for inclusion, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition”, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Selected for inclusion, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers”, 2015 – Present
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Employment Discrimination Law and Labor & Employment Law, 2014
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Labor & Employment Law, 2015
  • Named a “Select Lawyer” in Employment Discrimination Law; Labor & Employment Law; and Unemployment Compensation Law, 2016-2017
  • “Top Rated Lawyer” in Labor and Employment by American Lawyer Media, 2014
  • Included in “Top Attorneys” list, Employment Law, Suburban Life, 2014 – 2015
  • Chapter Author, Wage and Hour Laws, A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books), 2006-2009
  • Pro bono mediator of employment disputes for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2013 – Present

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