On June 4, 2019, Todd Shill and John Martin will close out the Pennsylvania Association of Court Management’s Semi-Annual Conference at the Nittany Lion Inn in State College, PA.  Todd and John will be discussing issues related to social media and the issues and challenges they present for courts, judges, and the judicial system as a whole.  Topics will range from employment-related matters and First Amendment issues, to concerns about jurors and the constantly evolving landscape of judicial ethics.

On May 17, 2019, John Martin will be a presenter at this year’s PCUA Connect Conference, which will take place over three days at the Hershey Lodge.  John will be discussing a wide range of common-yet-challenging HR issues that keep an employment lawyer’s phone ringing off the hook.  Topics will include, among other things: wage and hour issues, best practices for discipline and termination, and ADA reasonable accommodation pitfalls.

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On May 6, 2019, Lindsey Snavely and John Martin will cap off the first day of the PACB’s two-day HR Conference at the Hershey Lodge.  They will be discussing various legal considerations and best practices for employers with remote employees.  Topics will include telecommuting as an accommodation under the ADA, timekeeping and compensable time under the FLSA, health and safety issues, information security, the use of e-signatures, and much more.

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On May 16, 2019, Todd Shill will present “Workplace Sexual Harassment in a Post-Weinstein (Cosby, O’Reilly, Lauer, etc.) World” at the PA Bankers 2019 Convention in Palm Desert, CA. Please visit for registration information.

Kate Deringer Sallie will be leading an all-day Troubled Loans & Bankruptcy Training for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association on March 27 at Holiday Inn Express Grove City and on March 28 at Pillar+Aught’s training facility in Harrisburg.  More information can be found about the event at the following link:


On September 20, 2018, Todd Shill, Steve Moniak, John Martin, and Kevin Gold will be afternoon presenters at the PA Bankers Association Human Resources Conference to be held at the PA Bankers Association Training Room.  The topics are:  

REG Z & OTHER WAGE & HOUR ISSUES Among other things, the Dodd-Frank Act gave us Reg Z and its restrictions concerning mortgage originator compensation. This session will explore those compensation rules, as well as address additional wage and hour issues, including the current status of the FLSA’s financial industry exemptions and new regulations.

Presenter: Todd Shill, Esquire, Pillar+Aught

From the eyes of a litigator who represents banks, learn the ins and outs of non-competes and non-solicitation agreements, what is and is not enforceable, and steps you can take in order to strengthen your bank’s non-competes and restrictive covenants.

Presenter: Stephen Moniak, Esquire, Pillar+Aught


Topics will include the NLRB’s handbook policies reversal, the enforceability of arbitration agreements, proposed overtime rules in Pennsylvania, wage history and ban the box legislation, and more.

Presenters: Todd Shill, John Martin and Kevin Gold, Pillar+Aught

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On September 18, 2018, Todd Shill will be a general session featured speaker at the PA Bankers Association Emerging Leaders Conference at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel.  Todd’s topic is:  


An ever-increasing number of people are logging on to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to share their ideas, thoughts, interests, pictures, escapades, etc. with their “friends” and, more often than not, the world at large. While Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (still the darlings of the Web 2.0 movement) may one day fade from the spotlight in order to make way for newer competitors, it is safe to assume that the concept and idea of social media is going to be around for quite a while. Whether you use or do not use social media, it is important to understand the risks and the mine field of potential liability due to the ever-expanding reach of social media.

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This PA Credit Union Association Webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 10 am.  Registration link:

The Federal Credit Union Act gives federal credit unions the right to impose a lien on “the shares and dividends of any member, to the extent of any loan made to him and any dues or charges payable by him.”  The NCUA regulations provide the guidelines for credit unions wishing to create and impose a statutory lien on a member’s account.  The PA Credit Union Code grants a similar power to state-chartered credit unions. This can be a very effective and powerful tool when a member’s loan has gone delinquent.