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G. Edward Schweikert, IV
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213 Market Street
8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101

P: 717.237.7170
F: 717.237.6019
E: gschweikert@eckertseamans.com

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G. Edward  Schweikert

Gedd Schweikert concentrates much of his practice in the public sector, serving as special labor counsel to a number of municipal employers at the state, county, city, borough and township levels. In addition, he provides legal counsel in employment matters to private businesses and educational institutions, including manufacturing facilities, health care facilities, colleges and universities and nonprofit organizations.

Representative Matters
  • Part of a labor counsel team in which a New Jersey for-profit corporation purchased the Meadowlands Health Center from a non-profit health system;
  • Part of a labor counsel team who, in representing the City of York, Pennsylvania, obtained a court order vacating an Act 111 interest award on the grounds that the arbitration panel possessed no jurisdiction to issue the award;
  • Represents municipalities, private companies and educational institutions in such matters as collective bargaining negotiations, contract interpretation claims, discipline matters, interest arbitrations, grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and employment-related litigation;
  • Handles contracts and other general litigation matters;
  • Frequently negotiates labor agreements with the Teamsters, AFSCME, SEIU, the Fraternal Order of Police and the International Association of Firefighters;
  • Member of the labor counsel team on the sale of a unionized public nursing home to a private owner.

Practice Groups
Labor and Employment
Litigation

Education
J.D., Widener University, 1998
B.A., Susquehanna University, 1995

Admissions
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations
Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement
Susquehanna University Alumni Association
Former Member, Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority

Presentations
  • “Latest Developments in Employer-Related Discrimination Issues,” co-presented with Jonathan R. Nadler and Amy Z. Snyder at the Eckert Seamans Human Resources Forum, April 2014.
  • “Minimizing Risk – Disciplining and Discharging Employees the Right Way,” co-presented with Kevin Skjoldal at the Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes Spring Conference, May 2014.
  • “#Ihatemyjob – Social Media, Electronic Communications and Maintaining a Positive Workplace,” co-presented with Kevin Skjoldal at the Pennsylvania Association of County Affiliated Homes Spring Conference, May 2014.
  • “Mock Interest and Grievance Arbitrations,” co-presented with Michael McAuliffe Miller and Kevin Skjoldal at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs’ 2014 Annual Conference, April 2014.
  • “Legal Update and Key Concepts for 2014,” presented to the Pennsylvania State Council for the Society for Human Resources Management, West Branch HR Society, March 2014.
  • “The Top 10 List of Classic Employment Problems,” presented at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Newly Elected Official Training, January, February and March 2014.
  • Managing Time and Attendance: FLSA, FMLA, Sick Leave,” co-presented with Renee Mattei Myers at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Human Resources and Labor Management Institute, December 2013.
  • “Dealing with the Injured Employee,” co-presented with Scott Blissman at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Human Resources and Labor Management Institute, December 2013.
  • News You Can Use: A Review of Recent Judicial, Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Significance to Employers” presented at the Eckert Seamans Human Resources Forum, April 2013.
  • "Board Relations and Internal Investigations," presented at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors 91st Annual Educational Conference, April 2013.
  • "Vicarious Liability for Supervisors and Managers," presented at the Lebanon County Supervisors and Managers Conference, October 2012.
  • "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interest and Grievance Arbitrations," co-presented with Michael Miller to the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, July 2012.
  • “Equal Employment Opportunity: Credit Checks, Arrest Records, Leaves of Absence, Attendance Policies, Retaliation and Other News You Can Use,” co-presented with Allison Feldstein at the Eckert Seamans Human Resources Forum, May 2012.
  • "2012 Legal Update for Human Resources Professionals," presented to the Pennsylvania State Council for the Society for Human Resources Management, West Branch HR Society, April 2012.
  • "An Overview of the Heart and Lung Act," presented at the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs webinar training, March 2012.
  • "All the Ethics You Need in One Hour," presented at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Newly Elected Official Training, January and February 2012.
  • "The Role of the Municipal Solicitor," co-presented at the 100th Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, April 2011.




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