Practice Areas

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EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE

The employment law practice at the Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo encompasses two distinct areas of the law: employment discrimination and workers’ compensation. Mr. Campolongo is devoted to representing individual plaintiffs and small businesses in employment rights litigation, including discrimination claims based on:

  • Race
  • Sex
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Sexual orientation/Gender identity
  • Sexual/Racial harassment 
  • Wrongful termination
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Rehabilitation Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination 
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law

Navigating the field of employment law can often be difficult and confusing. The Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo is prepared to offer clients assistance in meeting and exceeding the cumbersome administrative and procedural requirements for pursuing an employment discrimination claim with the  the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.

By law, an aggrieved employee has an extremely narrow window of opportunity for which to make the necessary administrative filings at the appropriate state or federal agency. The earlier an aggrieved employee contacts a knowledgeable employment attorney, the better chance he or she will have in presenting a claim in the appropriate forum. 

See our Resources page for helpful links and information.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION PRACTICE

Individual employees who have suffered a work-related injury may have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.  The workers’ compensation system was designed with the humanitarian purpose of protecting the interests of injured workers.  Through legislative changes and court interpretation, the once favorable law has shifted significantly in favor of employers and the insurance carriers.   

It is crucial that injured workers seek legal assistance from a knowledgeable, experienced practitioner to preserve important rights, which may otherwise be trampled upon by the likes of big insurance companies.  Mr. Campolongo is prepared to spend the time necessary with clients to ensure that all aspects of their employment situation are protected and vigorously defended.

For more information about the following topics, please click here:

  • What is Workers' Comp?
  • Are You Covered?
  • What Is Covered?
  • When am I Covered?
  • How Do I Get Benefits?
  • What Are The Benefits?
  • Choice of Health Care Provider
  • Occupational Disease
  • Total and Partial Disability Status
  • How Much Are Payments for Lost Wages?
  • Reporting Wages & Other Benefits Received
  • Insurance Fraud is a Crime
  • When Are Wage-Loss Payments Made?
  • Offer of Employment
  • When Wage-Loss Payments Stop
  • What If There is a Problem?
  • Time Limits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Do I Need An Attorney?
  • Appeals
  • Other Benefits
  • General & Contact Information

To view a copy of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor's Brochure, click here.


JUST STARTING OUT

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HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Did you know that small businesses comprise over 50% of all U.S. businesses?  Did you also know that most small businesses are home-based businesses?We offer unparalleled service, performance and value to new and emerging businesses.  This is the essence of the firm's Just Starting Out practice.We routinely offer the following services, at low cost or substantially discounted rates:

  • Incorporation
  • Small business formation 
  • LLCs
  • S Corps
  • Professional Corps
  • Non-profits
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Human resource policy handbooks
  • Sexual harassment training

ENTERTAINMENT LAW PRACTICE

The entertainment law practice of the Law Office of Jeffrey Campolongo is devoted to representing aspiring and established entertainers in the media and entertainment industry. While, the first and foremost function of an entertainment lawyer is to protect the client in a traditional legal setting, true entertainment lawyers also may act as promoters, managers, agents, marketers and counselors for a specific client, depending upon the client's particular circumstances and needs.   Intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark and celebrity endorsements, licensing and merchandising in the entertainment industry involves, among other things, assisting clients in the selection, searching and registration of trademarks and service marks, both within the United States and abroad.   Entertainment law, like employment law, often involves an existing relationship or agreement for hire where an individual with a skill is performing a service, for a fee, for someone who needs that individual’s services. A lawyer with a thorough understanding of the inter-personal issues inherent in a working relationship is crucial to negotiating a lucrative entertainment contract.  Some of the multitude of entertainment law issues our office routine confronts include:

  • Music: talent agreements (musicians, composers), producer agreements, and synchronization rights, music industry negotiation and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
  • Film: covering option agreements, finance, chain of title issues, talent agreements (screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers, production designers), production and post production and trade union issues, distribution issues, motion picture industry negotiations distribution, and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyright and, to a lesser extent, trademarks
  • Multimedia:  software licensing issues, video game development and production, Information technology law, and general intellectual property issues
  • Publishing: print media issues, including advertising, models, author agreements and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
  • Television and Radio: broadcast licensing and regulatory issues, mechanical licenses, and general intellectual property issues, especially relating to copyright
  • Theatre: rental agreements and co-production agreements, and other performance oriented legal issues
  • Visual Arts and Design: fine arts, issues of consignment of artworks to art dealers, moral rights of sculptors regarding works in public places; and industrial design, issues related to the protection of graphic design elements in products
  • Defamation: (libel and slander), personality rights and privacy rights issues also arise in entertainment law


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ROSTER OF ENTERTAINMENT CLIENTS*

JB - Meteorologist and news personality 
JC - Publisher of Fashion Magazine 
EE - Reality star, QVC Host
MG - CEO Record Label
RS - Singer/songwriter, CEO of Record Label 
BS – Platinum Hip hop artist 
DJ TT - Hip hop artist/producer
DD - Singer/songwriter
PJO and BP - Gospel singer, songwriter 
ADB - Composer/producer
P. Twins - Country singers/songwriters
DK - Hip hop artist/producer 
JW - TV producer/writer 
MT - Musician/Band
MW and DP - Record Label
NE - Singer/songwriter
RV - Chef/artist
GM – Filmmaker
WB – Television and film actor 
KC – Award winning visual/graphic design company 
GP -  Videographers Association  
AD - Author/Producer/Director/Graphic Novelist 
SE - News reporter/anchor, President PR company
BDG - Radio host/comedian 
MB - Editor, Sports Columnist
BW - Radio personality 
TNC - Improve comedy troupe
HB - Nationally renowned fitness trainer
CW - Editor, sports writer
MS - Editor, sports writer
GJ - Writer/therapist/media personality, CEO 
RR - Graphic designer/artist, founder of graphic design company 
TFK - Graphic designer/artist, founder of graphic design company 


*Names have been withheld to protect client confidentiality