Albert S. Lee
Albert is a shareholder and has helped his clients, who range from large international companies and insurers to regional family-owned businesses, handle their human resources issues since 1992. Although his clients are quite varied, they are concentrated in the manufacturing, healthcare, service, hospitality and educational sectors. Reflecting the number of healthcare clients that he serves, he is the co-chair of the firm’s Long Term Care Group.
Albert has deep and broad experience in virtually all areas of employment and labor law. For example, he has:
- Defended clients in federal employment discrimination trials
- Resolved government agency investigations
- Negotiated union contracts
- Audited wage and hour pay practices/procedures
- Revised employment handbooks
- Conducted workplace harassment investigations
- Trained management and supervisors on employment law compliance
- Drafted and enforced non-competition and other employment agreements
- Given strategic advice on employment practices and philosophies
- Handled workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation hearings
- Provided guidance on day-to-day personnel matters such as FMLA situations, employee disciplines and discharges
His active practice frequently takes him before both federal and state courts and government agencies such as:
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- National Labor Relations Board
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- State and Federal Workers’ Compensation
- Unemployment Compensation Bureaus
Areas of Practice: Employment and Labor, Workers’ Compensation and Long Term Care
Articles and Presentations: Albert’s experience in defending employers in employment litigation has taught him that prevention is the best medicine. Accordingly, Albert devotes substantial time to teaching and training employers to better understand the rapidly-changing landscape of workplace law and how to prevent and reduce their exposure to litigation.
He is a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Penn State University New Kensington, La Roche College and St. Francis University. Albert has served as a guest lecturer at many other institutions of higher learning including Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.
He frequently speaks and conducts training sessions for companies and trade organizations on topics such as:
- Healthcare reform
- Workers’ compensation
- Sexual harassment
- Hiring, dismissal and related employment issues
Memberships and Activities: Albert is a member of many associations and organizations including the Society of Human Resource Management, the National Speakers Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Butler Chamber of Commerce, the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, the Butler Human Resources Association, the Westmoreland Human Resources Association, the Cambria-Somerset Human Resources Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and LeadingAge
Jurisdictions: Pennsylvania, U.S. Federal Courts
Education and Background: Albert received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served in a number of editorial positions on the Journal of Law and Commerce. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.