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IN BRIEF: Workers’ comp firm Pond Lehocky lays off more than 25% of employees

Caroline Spiezio  

Caroline Spiezio  

(Reuters) - Pond Lehocky Giordano, a Philadelphia-based workers’ compensation law firm, is laying off more than 25% of its employees amid the coronavirus pandemic, the firm said Tuesday.

It will on June 1 lay off 76 employees, it said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing with Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry in May. Its website states that it currently has more than 40 attorneys and 250 staff members.
 
”We can confirm the layoffs are related to the pandemic, but otherwise, out of respect for the privacy of our clients and staff, we don’t think it’s appropriate to discuss the layoffs further,” the firm said in a statement on Tuesday.
 
Since the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March led state governments to order residents to stay at home, shuttering courts and businesses nationwide, more than 50 law firms have announced they are taking steps to cut costs, including layoffs, furloughs, pay reductions and shortened summer programs.
 
Pond Lehocky is one of the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm in Pennsylvania, according to its website. It has offices throughout that state, as well as in New York, New Jersey and California.

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