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Edith Pearce Shares Her Expertise With LegalZoom

December 14, 2020 – Edith Pearce talks to LegalZoom to share her insights on when employees are permitted to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine. Edith says there are some exceptions that give employees the right to refuse a mandated vaccine, including religious beliefs and medical reasons.

Learn more about employee rights and the COVID-19 vaccine in this LegalZoom article.


Edith Pearce Featured in Healthline

December 18, 2019 – Edith Pearce offers her legal expertise to Healthline Media in an article discussing Chipotle’s policy on paid sick days. The restaurant chain has been contracting with a healthcare provider that has nurses check if workers who call in sick are actually sick, rather than just hungover. Edith tells Healthline that under HIPAA, an employer — or a nurse hired by the employer — can’t directly contact the employee’s doctor or healthcare provider or discuss that employee’s medical condition.

Take a look at the full Healthline article for more of Edith’s legal commentary on Chipotle’s policy and employee rights.


Tyler Viljaste Awarded 2018 Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorney Scholarship

 

May 15, 2019 – The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. awarded Tyler Viljaste of Gibsonia Pennsylvania the 2018 Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship.  Tyler graduated in 2018 from Pine-Richland High School with and over 4.5 GPA and near the top of his class.  While at Pine-Richland High School, Tyler excelled at Forensics.  Tyler, along with other teammates from the renowned Pine-Richland Forensics Team took many top honors at state forensic tournaments and competitions.  Tyler was named a National Merit Commended Scholar.  In 2018, Tyler and two teammates from Pine-Richland made it to the top 16 teams in the Annual International Public Policy Forum.  At an early age, Tyler had a passion for helping others.  In his application for this scholarship, Tyler explained that becoming a lawyer will help him pursue his continuing goal of helping those who are disenfranchised and aiding others in the pursuit of justice.

Tyler just finished his freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh where he is majoring in Politics & Philosophy and Finance.  The Pearce Law Firm announced Tyler as the winner on May 15, 2019.  As Tyler was attending University of Pittsburgh at the time of the announcement, The Pearce Law Firm held a ceremony remotely on June 7th to present the award. Edith Pearce, the founder of The Pearce Law Firm, commented, “While we received many outstanding applications, Tyler stood out for the class of 2018 as a student with great communication skills and intellect, who wants to make a difference in the world by becoming a lawyer. The Pearce Law Firm was founded on the principal of “balancing the scales” in the favor of those who need help whether it be because of discrimination or harassment in the workplace or taking on a large insurance company after an accident which has altered someone’s life.

The Pearce Law Firm created the $1,500 scholarship, which is awarded annually to a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent high school graduate who has been accepted to a college or university with the desire and passion to become a lawyer and attend law school following college. The scholarship was meant to encourage “aspiring attorneys” like Tyler to pursue their dream to become a lawyer after college. The applicant must be a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent Pennsylvania high school graduate with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  The 2019 award will be announced later this fall.  Applications for The Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship for 2020 are due by May 31, 2020 and can be found online at https://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship.  The nationally recognized Philadelphia law firm, The Pearce Law Firm is dedicated to helping injured victims in personal injury cases as well as employment claims. A nationally recognized trial attorney, Edith Pearce is the founder and owner of The Pearce Law Firm. She has been recognized as one of “Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” and has been named for over a decade as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer as published in Philadelphia Magazine. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is located at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 or you can contact them by phone at (215) 557-8686 or by going to their website at www.thepearcelawfirm.com.


Temple Law Student Erin Agnew Awarded The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

May 1, 2019 – The Pearce Law Firm, P.C awarded The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Erin Agnew from Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Erin is attending Temple University Beasley School of Law.  The 4th annual scholarship award is given to a women law student who has shown leadership and academic success.

Edith Pearce, a nationally recognized Philadelphia personal injury lawyer created the scholarship for the purpose of encouraging and inspiring young women law students who will compete in a traditionally male-dominated profession.  In a ceremony held at The Pearce Law Firm on April 25th, Edith Pearce awarded the scholarship.  Erin graduated from Springfield Township High School and George Washington University.  Erin is currently a first-year law student at Temple.  Ms. Pearce commented that “Erin has shown leadership in many areas, starting in high school where she served as one of two student representatives on the Pennsylvania Board of Education while attending Springfield Township High School.”  Ms. Pearce noted Erin’s passion for helping those who are less fortunate, including her involvement while in college as a Program Assistant for Jumpstart AmeriCorps, a national early education organization providing language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities.  Erin has continued to volunteer and pursue her passion in public interest law while at Temple   In awarding the $1,500 scholarship, Ms. Pearce stated, “The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Erin Agnew.”  Like Erin, The Pearce Law Firm believes in helping those who may not have a voice without legal help, representing individuals in personal injury and employment matters.  Applications for the 2019 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship are being accepted until May 31, 2019.  More information is available on The Pearce Law Firm’s website.

The Pearce Law Firm is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Its founder, Edith Pearce, is a highly sought after trial attorney who has received numerous awards including being named to Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 10 times by Philadelphia Magazine, and named to the Best Lawyers in America Listing.  The Pearce Law Firm is one of the few personal injury law firms in Philadelphia founded and owned exclusively by a female lawyer.


Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorney Scholarship Awarded to Kiara Ashton

April 19, 2018 – The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. awarded Kiara Ashton of Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School the firm’s 2017 Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship.

Edith Pearce presents Kiara Ashton with the scholarship

Ms. Ashton will be graduating from Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School (PE&T) in June. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is ranked 2nd in her class of over 140 students. Kiara is a member of the school’s National Honor Society and Student Government. Kiara became passionate about becoming a lawyer through the Philadelphia Athletic League (PAL) Day at City Hall, where she shadowed a Municipal Court Judge and obtained an internship during the summer. Kiara will be attending Temple University in the fall as a criminal justice major.

The Pearce Law Firm held a ceremony on March 16 to present the award. Ms. Pearce commented, “Kiara stood out this year as a student passionate about becoming a lawyer. Not only has she exceled academically, but also she has shown leadership both in the classroom and outside, including her involvement with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philly AIDS Thrift Store.” Ms. Pearce also commented, “I am a big supporter of schools such as Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School where students are prepared for high-tech industries and vocations where there is a shortage of skilled workers, while also giving students a strong foundation in core academic subjects.” Founded in 2002 by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 98, PE&T gives students the opportunity to enter the career fields of their choice in a variety of ways, including the pursuit of apprenticeships at IBEW Local 98, direct employment in industries, or attendance at college.

This $1,500 scholarship was created by Edith Pearce, founder of The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., and is awarded annually to a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent high school graduate who has been accepted to a college or university with the desire to attend law school following college. The scholarship exists to encourage “aspiring attorneys” in high school to pursue their dream to become a lawyer after college. The applicant must be a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent Pennsylvania high school graduate with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  Applications for The Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship for 2018 are due by May 31, 2018 and can be found online at https://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship.

The Pearce Law Firm is a Philadelphia law firm committed to helping injured victims in personal injury cases as well as employment claims. A nationally recognized trial attorney, Edith Pearce is the founder and owner of The Pearce Law Firm. She has been recognized one of “Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” and has been named for over a decade as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer as published in Philadelphia Magazine. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is located at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 or you can contact them by phone at (215) 557-8686 or by going to their website at www.thepearcelawfirm.com.