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Ellis Katz Presenting at PASBO Conference

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(New Britain, PA)- Partner Ellis H. Katz of Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams is a scheduled presenter at the 60th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO). Katz’s session is entitled “The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Employees” and is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. The course will review trends in school entities to subcontract to private companies support staff jobs historically performed by employees and the legal issues that come with those actions.

PASBO is a statewide association focused on providing education, training, professional development and legislative news to some 3,000 member professionals working in school finance, accounting, operations, facilities, transportation, food service, technology, communications, human resources, purchasing and safety services. 

The conference takes place March 10-13 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 100 seminars and educational labs are planned, along with networking events and 250+ exhibitors of products and services of interest. For those unable to physically attend the event, the conference will also be made available via webcast. For more information, visit

Katz is a respected authority on labor law, particularly with respect to school districts and municipalities. He guides clients on employee and student discipline issues, and he has extensive experience in collective bargaining, grievance and interest arbitration. He is also experienced in unfair labor practice cases and Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board proceedings and has handled discrimination matters before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. His experience before federal court includes litigation related to IDEIA, Section 504, ADA and civil rights matters.

Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams, LLP was formed in 1995 by nine experienced education lawyers who created the first private law practice in Pennsylvania dedicated entirely to Education Law.  Since then, the firm has grown to 16 attorneys who represent over 290 school and municipal entities as Solicitors or as Special Counsel in more than 50 counties throughout Pennsylvania.