Interview with Kathy Speaker MacNett

October 24th, 2018 by hrsimple

We sat down with Kathy Speaker MacNett, author of Model Policies and Forms for Pennsylvania Employers and attorney at Skarlatos Zonarich!

1. Tell us about Skarlatos Zonarich:

SkarlatosZonarich LLC is a law firm, which offers clients a wide array of services in the civil arena, including will preparation, estate administration and planning, elder law, labor/employment law (management side), civil litigation, real estate, personal injury and corporate and business services, including exit planning and sales and purchases of businesses. 

2. Who works on Model Policies and Forms for Pennsylvania Employers?

After  I review policies with assistance from other partners and associates at our firm, my paralegal/assistant, Beth Warner, provides the heavy lifting that allows us to publish the “book.” Additionally, we are so happy that Ed Wodarczyk, lends his expertise to writing the benefit portion of the book. 

3. How do you think Model Policies and Forms for Pennsylvania Employers benefits readers?

Only last weekend, several folks volunteered how helpful the book was to them because it compiled so many policies, procedures and forms in one easily accessible place.  I didn’t even solicit the comments!  Additionally, it is nice to be able to consult the “book” to obtain the most recent forms from one centralized source.  Inclusion of cutting edge policies and  understandable commentary also assists employers, especially those without their own HR Departments.

4. What do you think is the biggest issue employers face currently in employment law?

 Keeping up with the changes!  Not only to employers have to understand the basics of complicated laws like the Affordable Care Act and wage and hour laws, but they also have to keep track of which forms are expiring in any given year.  For small and medium sized businesses this is a particularly difficult task.

5. Finally, to get to know you better, we want to know: What do you like on your pizza?

My first preference is green peppers, mushrooms and sausage.  I don’t understand how folks can eat Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple!


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