Matthew W. Lasher


Matt concentrates his practice on labor & employment law. He assists clients in navigating various workplace matters including the unemployment system, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance, and more. He drafts and reviews employee handbooks, employment agreements and federal employment litigation documents.

While in law school, Matt was Assistant Symposium Editor for the University of Richmond Law Review and served on the Student Bar Association, among other activities. He is active in nonprofit and community organizations including Catholic Charities, NAMI and Young Erie Professionals (YEP).

    Practice Areas

    • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. University of Richmond Law Review, Assistant Symposium Editor; Student Bar Association, Representative and Director of Programming; Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Marshal; The Federalist Society, Vice President; Street Law Teacher
    • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Reverend Thomas Bermingham, S.J. Scholarship in the Classics; Chi Phi Educational Trust Scholarship
    • Pennsylvania
    • Assists clients in navigating the unemployment system
    • Assists clients in complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    • Assists clients in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Drafts and reviews employee handbooks
    • Drafts and reviews employment agreements
    • Drafts federal employment litigation documents
    • Researches and stays up-to-date on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on COVID-19 in the workplace
    • Researches and stays up-to-date on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance on COVID-19 in the workplace

    Community and Professional Service

    • Catholic Charities Counseling & Adoption Services, Board Vice President
    • NAMI of Erie County, Board Member and Member of Golf Outing Committee
    • Masonic Temple Association, Treasurer
    • Erie Yacht Club Boat Rental Committee, Legal Counsel
    • Chi Phi Fraternity Alpha Delta Alumni Association, Chapter Advisor

    Professional Affiliations

    • Erie County Bar Association, Law Day Committee Member
    • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Young Erie Professionals

    Speaking Engagements

    • Firm's Workplace Law Forum, September 2021
    • HVA Senior Living Alliance Long-Term Care Seminar, May 2021

    Articles and Publications