George C. Hlavac, Esq.
George Hlavac received his law degree in 1994 from George Washington University’s National Law Center, where he was a member of the George Washington University Law Review and graduated With Honors. He is also a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he achieved All-American honors as a member of the football team.
George is a founding member of Hoffman Hlavac & Easterly. Prior to forming HHE, George was the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Group in the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Department of Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino. Prior to joining Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, George was a member of the labor and employment law group of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, a law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. Prior to his association with Arent Fox, George served as law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
George practices exclusively in the areas of labor and employment law, handling traditional labor law matters and employment-related litigation, as well as counseling with regard to workplace issues such as sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, disability accommodations, family and medical leave, wage and hour, safety and health, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and employee handbooks. George has extensive experience representing employers with respect to union avoidance, union organizing campaigns, representation hearings, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges.
George is a frequent lecturer at workshops, conferences, and seminars with respect to a wide variety of labor and employment law issues. He also regularly conducts all forms of labor and employment-related training, including, but not limited to: harassment training; diversity and sensitivity training; union avoidance training; maintaining positive employee relations training; workplace investigation training; ADA and FMLA training; performance evaluation training; interviewing training; discipline and termination training; wage and hour training; and How to be an Effective Supervisor training (a half or full-day training session). All of George’s training sessions are designed to be interactive in nature, requiring trainee participation and role playing. His training sessions are uniquely tailored for both supervisors and non-supervisors.
George was selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by the American Lawyer Media and a 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, where he has been AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.
George is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Lehigh County Bar Associations and the Society for Human Resource Management.
George is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley. In his spare time, George serves as both a varsity football and baseball coach at Allentown Central Catholic High School.