Anne E. Zerbe

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Anne is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and chairs the Employment Law Department. Anne concentrates her practice on employment law and health care law. She has successfully defended clients at all levels of proceedings, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Department of Labor. She represents business clients in local, state and federal employment matters. Anne also represents executives and physicians in employment matters.

Anne's practice emphasizes the prevention of employment liability, defending against employment claims and assisting clients with compliance issues concerning the multitude of employment laws and regulations governing employers. Anne also counsels employers, practice groups and health care providers on employment law compliance, risk management and HIPAA compliance.

Anne has conducted multiple seminars on Employment Law Compliance, Risk Management of Employment Related Claims, HIPAA Privacy Compliance, HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets, and HIPAA Security Rule Compliance for employers, health care providers, health care associations and physician practices. Anne has also taught Continuing Legal Education Seminars on HIPAA and its impact on the Legal Community for the York County Bar Association.

In 2017, Anne was selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, which is published in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the Philadelphia magazine. Annually, the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division, conducts a peer review survey, independent evaluation and research to determine a ranking system, and the top 5% in their respective fields are honored. She has been identified as one of the top employment & labor attorneys in the state.

Anne is also a certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute and holds an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. She has been included on the prestigious "Women of Influence" (2015) and "Forty Under 40" (2009) lists by Central Penn Business Journal. Both honors recognize excellence in business, commitment to community, integrity, leadership and professional achievement. Anne also received the award for “Outstanding Alumnus of the Year” from Leadership York for her commitment to community service. In addition, she was acknowledged as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” in 2008 by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development.

Anne is committed to serving the community in which she lives and works. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania,the Children’s Home of York and the York County Bar Association. She also volunteers as a member of the Endowment Committee for Advent Lutheran Church. Anne resides in York, PA with her husband, two children, a chocolate Labrador and two horses.

SPEAKER

  • Physicians Office Management Association of York
  • York Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Employee Relations Council
  • Wellspan EAP
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • PBI Employment Law Institute
  • Quest Behavioral Health

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Defended client in civil action alleging discrimination related to the discharge of employee. Case dismissed.
  • Successfully defended numerous clients in wage and hour complaints and prevailing wage investigations.
  • Successfully litigated a case of first impression in Pennsylvania involving physician restrictive covenants.
  • Conducted numerous employee training programs on harassment, discrimination and other employment law issues.

Anne is a shareholder with CGA Law Firm and chairs the Employment Law Department. Anne concentrates her practice on employment law and health care law. She has successfully defended clients at all levels of proceedings, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Department of Labor. She represents business clients in local, state and federal employment matters. Anne also represents executives and physicians in employment matters.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D., Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University - 1996
Clerkship, Honorable Penny L. Blackwell, Court of Common Pleas, York, PA
B.A., Wittenberg University - 1993
Best 50 Women in Business - 2008 - PA's Department of Community and Economic Development
Forty Under 40 - 2009 - Central Penn Business Journal
Certified SPHR - Human Resource Certification Insitute
Women of Influence - 2015 - Central Penn Business Journal
Selected to the List of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - 2017
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
PA Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of PA
Professional Affiliations: 
York County Bar Association - Board of Directors, Co-Chair - Employee Relations Committee
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Pennsylvania - Board of Directors
Children's Home of York - Board of Directors
Albright Care Services - Former Member of the Board of Trustees
Cultural Alliance of York - Former Member of the Board of Directors
Solicitor - York County Clerk of Courts
Family First Health - Past President and Board of Directors
York County Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors, 2004 - 2010

Articles

  • 09.17.11

    Hiring employees in today’s tech-savvy world goes far beyond the resume. Most employers want to know - Can employers search Facebook and other social-networking sites for information about applicants as part of a background search?  The short answer is “Yes – as long as your searches are limited to public information AND you are aware of the risks of obtaining information that may be prohibited from consideration in the hiring process by law.” 

     

  • 03.23.10

    With more than 14.9 million unemployed workers, on March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act of 2010, to encourage businesses to hire and help put unemployed Americans back to work. Your business may be eligible for a payroll tax holiday and up to a $1,000 tax credit for hiring an unemployed worker.

  • 12.13.09
    The Department of Defense Appropriations Act (Act) for 2010 was signed on December 19, 2009. The Act extended the eligibility period for the COBRA premium reduction for an additional two months and increased the maximum period for receiving the subsidy for an additional six months.
     
  • 07.22.09
    The ADAAA went into effect on January 1, 2009. This law overhauled the ADA, and instructed courts and employers to broadly interpret the meaning of “disability” under the ADA. The ADAA charged the EEOC with drafting regulations and interpretive guidance concerning the definition of “disability”, the definition of “major life activities”, the definition of “substantially limits” and other provisions of the ADA. 
     
  • 07.18.09
    On July 10, 2009, Pennsylvania’s Mini-COBRA law went into effect for employers with 2-19 employees. This law gives employees who receive health insurance from their employers the right to purchase health insurance continuation coverage after employment ends. Eligible employees and dependents can purchase health insurance for up to 9 months after their employment ends. 
     

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