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  • We take on Western Pennsylvania’s biggest companies.

    We fight for what’s fair against all employers, large and small, and their lawyers.

  • Our focus is employment law and employee benefits.

    Finding a solution to problems at work is what we do.

  • We respect
    your time and money.

    We’ll work with you to evaluate your case
    and honestly assess it.

  • We listen
    and learn about you.

    We listen to and learn about our clients to craft the right approach in each case.

What we do

We are employment lawyers and labor attorneys who represent professionals, unions, and workers.  We help our clients address and overcome serious legal issues in the workplace.

Our practice areas are litigation, employment contracts, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, severance agreements, unemployment compensation, whistleblower retaliation, employment discrimination (race, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, and national origin), the Family and Medical Leave Act, class actions, wage and hour (overtime), and employee benefits. We also represent individuals who have been denied long-term disability benefits.

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Blog/News

05. 28. 14

Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Broadens FMLA’s Reach

Last week Pennsylvania joined 18 other states (including its eight neighbors in the Northeastern United States) that recognize gay and lesbian couples’ right to marry.  In Whitewood v. Wolf, federal judge John Jones III invalidated a 1996 Pennsylvania statute defining marriage as “[a] civil contract by which one man and one woman take each other […] Read More

03. 28. 14

An Update for Overtime Regulations

On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, directing him to research and “propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.”  Despite the news coverage of this memo, it was neither an executive order nor some other new law or regulation.  Rather, it is […] Read More

03. 18. 14

Supreme Court Broadens SOX Whistleblower Protections

Earlier this month in Lawson v. FMR LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) protects employees of private companies who blow the whistle on wrongdoing at publicly held companies. This means that if your employer does work for a publicly held company and you report that company for fraudulent accounting practices […] Read More

Firm Overview

Best Employment Laywers We are a Downtown-Pittsburgh law firm concentrating in employment law and employee rights. Our Pittsburgh employment lawyers and employee rights advocates represent professionals, unions, and workers in employment, labor, and employee benefits matters. We help our clients address and overcome serious legal issues in the workplace when their employee rights are violated. Because we are dedicated to employee rights, we do not represent businesses or employers.

Attorney John Stember, our managing partner, has represented employees and unions in Western Pennsylvania for more than 35 years. Attorney Jonathan Cohn has concentrated on employee rights since moving to Pittsburgh in 2004. Attorneys Maureen Davidson-Welling and Emily Town have combined experience of almost a decade in employment law.
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Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and represents individual clients throughout Western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Erie, New Castle, Altoona, Indiana, Kittanning, Harrisburg, York, Williamsport, Allegheny County, Indiana County, Washington County, Fayette County, Greene County, Somerset County, Bedford County and Centre County.