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Philadelphia School District, Teachers at Impasse on Re-Opening

February 9, 2021

Philadelphia students are not yet headed back to classrooms, as the district and teachers await a mediator’s decision on re-opening schools. Plans to return to in-person learning are on hold as teachers demand improved ventilation in the city’s aging education buildings. District leadership hopes to open classrooms for optional hybrid learning by February 22nd. However, teachers and staffers await vaccinations, and the union wants to see students also receive vaccines, despite being low-risk for COVID-19.

Eckell Sparks has years of experience handling a variety of employment lawsuits and labor issues. Michael J. Davey leads a team well versed in employment law in Pennsylvania, representing employers and employees in cases. The firm has argued many cases before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. During the summer, the firm also helped teachers update their wills to account for increased risks from COVID-19 in the workplace.

The employment law team at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. can help guide you through confusing aspects of law, especially in these chaotic times. We can navigate the perils of returning to work during the pandemic and what rights and responsibilities employers and employees have. Call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online today for a free consultation. With offices in Media and West Chester, we proudly serve our neighbors in Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

Stay safe out there.