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Locations Through Out Pennsylvania
Kolman Ely P.C. Pittsburgh
600 Grant Street, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Kolman Ely P.C. Penndel
414 Hulmeville Avenue
Penndel, PA 19047
Kolman Ely P.C. Erie
1001 State Street Suite 1400
Erie, PA 16501
Kolman Ely P.C. Scranton
201 Lackawanna Avenue, Suite 1A
Scranton, PA 18503
Kolman Ely P.C. Lancaster
2173 Embassy Drive, Suite 100
Lancaster, PA 17603
With offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Scranton, Lancaster & Penndel  we can easily service all of Pennsylvania. Our office in Erie where Lake Erie sprouted the nick name "The Gem City" for it's sparkling effect, is north of Pittsburgh and west of RussellWarren & Titusville. All our locations have conference rooms to accommodate meetings for near by residents including ButlerNew CastlePenn HillsIndianaJohnston & Altoona.

Central Pennsylvania hosts Harrisburg where we have an office in nearby Lancaster which services HersheyLebanon, Carlisle, Williamsport & York, PA. Our Penndel office is located in Buck's County and serves as far away as Wilkes-BarreHazleton & Pottsville. As you head further south east of Scranton you'll come across the towns of BethlehemAllentownReadingNorth WalesNorristownWarminster & Bensalem

We'll always be close by and ready to help you with any consultation or representation you might require.
Pennsylvania Is An "AT Will" Labor State
The definition "at will" or an "at will employment law state" simply means that an employer can hire and fire their employees at will or when ever they want. However, the law protects employees from being wrongfully terminated due to any civil rights violations that might be related to discrimination.

Employers often use this contractual term "at will" alongside its counter that an employee may up and quit at any time.

Ironically however, an employer often will require 2 weeks’ notice when an employee decides to terminate his employment agreement.  While many believe that the law needs to be modified and there are some exceptions, the law is still part of every employee handbook in the state.

If your employer is looming above as a threatening menace rather than respected mentor, you may be on the cusp of termination.

One would think that threats are not the way to encourage productivity. If you’re performing your job duties, you should be protected but more often than not, employees are let go regardless of their work ethic. You can’t work under a constant black cloud. Employment laws need to apply to everyone, equally and sometimes doing the right thing can get you fired.

If you’ve been dismissed with “At Will Employment” as a reason, consult with one of our team members today. We'll help you determine if your firing was lawful or not.

Your consultation is free and we don't get paid unless you do.

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1515 Market Street, Suite 1200
Philadelphia, PA 19102