In this interactive panel, attendees will gain perspectives from both sides as we discuss the latest legal developments in employment and labor law. The panel will include both an attorney from a management-side firm and a plaintiff/union-side firm, both of whom can share their perspectives on the implications of the latest legal developments and how HR professionals can stay proactive, compliant and knowledgeable. Attendees will learn practical tips from diverse experience to keep them ahead of the latest changes. The panel will be moderated by an attorney with in-house experience dealing with attorneys on both sides as well as HR professionals on a daily basis.
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and 1.25 General (HRCI) Credits
Christina Michael, Esq. is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office whose practice includes both employment litigation and counseling. In her litigation practice, Christina handles a full range of employment related matters in court and administrative agencies, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, wage and hour laws, and common law contract and tort claims. Christina has experience taking matters to jury trials, as well as arbitration proceedings, and has appeared before a variety of state and federal agencies. Christina also has represented employers at the appellate level, and has briefed appeals and writs in the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, and the Third Circuit. Christina also dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to counseling employers as they address day-to-day employment law questions. She regularly advises employers on a wide variety of matters, such as the appropriate handling of disciplinary issues, employee terminations, compliance with employment laws and regulations dealing with harassment and discrimination, worker classification pursuant to wage and hour laws, background checks, disability and religious accommodations, creating and implementing employee handbooks and personnel policies, and handling of labor relations. Her experience includes both unionized and non-union
Lauren Hoye, Esq.advocates for labor unions and individual employees before state and federal courts around the country. She appears on behalf of clients in arbitrations, negotiations and administrative proceedings before relevant administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB). A considerable portion of her practice is devoted to counseling and training on public and private sector labor law as well as employment law and employment disputes. She helps her clients by troubleshooting in urgent situations, developing creative solutions that will assist in resolving their issues and offering an empathetic ear during difficult times.
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