Matthew A. Fontana

Associate

Overview

Matthew Fontana represents management in employment and labor matters.

Matthew handles a variety of traditional labor matters for both public and private sector clients under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) and Pennsylvania’s Public Employee Relations Act (PERA). Matthew counsels clients on day-to-day labor/management issues (including union organizing and strike issues), handles grievance/arbitration issues and leads collective bargaining negotiations. Matthew also has Railroad Labor Act (RLA) experience representing both railroad and airline clients.

Matthew also handles a broad range of employment matters under local, state and federal laws, including: Title VII; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA); New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD); Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA); whistleblower laws and OSHA investigations; and restrictive covenant, noncompetition and trade secret issues. Matthew has also defended wage and hour class actions involving state and federal law.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

Villanova University School of Law
J.D. cum laude

University of Richmond
B.A.

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Criminal Record Expungement & Sealing Clinic – Site Leader

Civic Activities

  • Children’s Village – Board of Directors
  • Philly Set Go – Co-Founder and Board Member
  • Center City Residence Association – Board Member
  • Open Primaries Pennsylvania – Board Member
  • National Tay-Sachs & Allied Disease Association – Board Member
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