Employment Law Trends in Legislation, Litigation and Enforcement

(587 Ratings)

Produced on: September 18, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
As any employment law practitioner knows, the law in our field is always changing. These changes can at times be relatively predictable, and at others catch even the most seasoned counsel by surprise. This course surveys the changing legal landscape of employment law, providing insights on recently enacted and pending legislative changes, emerging case law, and administrative enforcement efforts to be on the lookout for. From a legislative perspective, with gridlock ruling the day in Washington, D.C., increasingly state legislatures and city governments have become incubators for workplace laws on a variety of issues that will be explored, such as paid leave, pay equity, restrictions on non-competition agreements, and medical marijuana.

On the litigation front, we should see resolution of some big-ticket issues, as cases involving sexual orientation discrimination and class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements are ripe for high court review. Finally, in terms of enforcement, while the government reasonably can be expected to scale back some enforcement efforts, employers should not get too complacent in light of recent and potentially entrenched developments in the enforcement position of the SEC. This program is taught by Duane Morris Partner Christopher Durham. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp the proliferation of worker-friendly laws recently passed by state and local governments in the face of inaction at the federal level
  2. Get up to speed on pending legislation at the state and local level on a variety of issues impacting employees and employers
  3. Become familiar with an enforcement issue that has flown somewhat under the radar but can carry big ticket consequences if action is not taken to ensure compliance
  4. Identify significant employment law issues that, while creating considerable uncertainty for the time being, are ripe for Supreme Court review and likely to be resolved in the coming months


Christopher D. Durham

Duane Morris LLP

Christopher D. Durham practices in the area of employment law, counseling and representing clients on a variety of employment issues and matters. Mr. Durham provides strategic employment advice and counseling on matters such as the preparation of human resources policies, wage and hour compliance, employee performance management and terminations, medical accommodation, FMLA compliance, labor-management relations and NLRA compliance, harassment and discrimination prevention, employee investigations, background checks and drug testing. Mr. Durham represents businesses before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in various types of employment litigation, including the defense of employment discrimination and retaliation claims, wrongful discharge cases, wage and hour litigation and employment contract matters. In addition, he counsels businesses on affirmative action compliance and the development and implementation of affirmative action programs, and defends businesses in Department of Labor affirmative action audits. Mr. Durham also advises businesses and individuals in the drafting and negotiation of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants, employment agreements and severance agreements.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Mr. Durham is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Journal of Labor and Employment Law, and a magna cum laude graduate of Miami University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


Cole C.

Not my primary area of practice but good to understand in generally advising corporate clients.

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Katharine N.

Great presenter valuable information.

Marcus P.

Interesting trends in medical marijuana cases !

John A.

Absolutely the best presenter on Lawline

Sabiha M.

An excellent presentation.

Thomas K.

This presentation was highly substantive and covered a great deal of material with precision and clarity. Excellent presenter.

Mary E.

Thank you--informative.

Mark M.

Excellent presentation. Impressive in the way he moved along in his presentation with barely a pause.

Robert S.

Well done program

isaac f.

Best course to date.

April W.

Good program.

Willis M.

Outstanding program

Victoria K.

very long and loads of fresh case content! needed a break to absorb all of it.

Bernard C.

One of the better presenters I've watched recently.

Jacqueline S.

Excellent program

Daniel W.

Excellent overview - presented quite well.

Jeffrey F.

Very good presentation on a number of subjects.


very good

Scott S.

Very thorough coverage presented in a effective manner.

Joan L.

Very fine presentation

Louis P.

This was my first Lawline course, and I thought it was excellent.

Sharon A.

Helpful presentation

Anna R.

Best Lawline employment presentation I've seen to date.

Jill S.

Very good.

Jennifer H.

wonderful course.

Tommy M.

Great update on legislative and case developments. Strong analysis of trends.

Anthony L.

He was terrific and enthusiastic. Great job.

Kevin S.

Very well done

David M.

A lot of timely information presented in a concise matter

Corey E.

Thank you

Theresa Q.

So many interesting changes in the law, thank you for putting it all together!

Nicole N.

Great course! Takes dull topic and made it very interesting and compelling!

Eric L.

Impressive program.

Susan F.

Excellent program

Scott C.

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Kimbrel M.

Really strong, clear, efficient and helpful presentation.

Kim K.

Terrific speaker. Best so far. We need more like him.

Adam B.

Chris was very thorough and informative. Well done

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