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Update on 2019 Employment Law Litigation, Legislation & Enforcement

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Produced on March 21, 2019

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Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

This program, taught by Duane Morris Partner Christopher Durham, surveys the changing legal landscape of employment law, providing insights on recently enacted and pending legislative changes, emerging case law, and administrative enforcement efforts.

On the legislative front, state legislatures and city governments have become incubators for workplace laws on a variety of issues, such as pay equity, restrictions on non-competition agreements, medical marijuana and measures arising out of the Me Too movement. Recent litigation has seen resolution of some big-ticket issues, such as the approval of class action waivers in employee arbitration agreements. The NLRB, under a new Republican Board, has also been active on a variety of issues impacting union and non-union workplaces. In terms of enforcement, the federal government has taken a more employer-friendly approach in the first two years of the current administration. Understanding the changes in the enforcement positions and priorities of agencies such as the OFCCP and OSHA is key to providing effective advice to employers.

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. Review pending legislation at the state and local level on a variety of issues impacting employees and employers
  3. Discuss changing enforcement positions and priorities of key federal government agencies enforcing employment laws and regulations
  4. Advise employers on the impact of recent key court and administrative decisions

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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.


Daniel G.

Outstanding instructor. This fellow knows the law and does a very good job in communicating it. Excellent instructor!!

Kathleen B.

Well organized a large body of information. Good presentation.

Dimitrios P.

he packed a lot of information in 90 minutes

Deanna M.

Good overview, loved how he was really enjoying presenting the marijuana section.

Anne M.

Fantastic presentation & I learned a great deal!

Mark L.

Excellent instructor.

Susan M.

Informative and fun!

Kyle S.

The speaker was fantastic! Engaging, funny and credible. Really good first impression for the lawline product.

William S.

Very helpful to attorneys who are employers.

Adria B.

Covered a lot of current topics and very informative.

Jeffrey F.

Thought did an excellent job of summarizing a lot of information in a pleasant and interesting manner.

Caroline W.

Speaker was informative and had a great engaging personality!

Rebecca R.

More Christopher Durham. He was excellent. And kind of reminds me of Seth Myers.

Stephen P.

Presenter was excellent, even given the 90 minute format. I sometimes thought I was watching a young Jerry Seinfeld.

John S.

Outstanding presentation: presence, content, delivery all top notch.

Daniel O.

Excellent course.

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Kevin L.

Excellent presentation. Very energetic and knowledgeable.

angela v.

Great cle, thanks for the marijuana info

Nathan B.

Excellent speaker. Clearly knew his subject matter very well.

Victoria K.

Very knowledgeable presenter.

Charles P.


Jennifer B.

Best course i have viewed so far!

Ardra O.

Wow! The scope of coverage of the issues analyzed in this presentation -- simply amazing. Thank you.

Trevor C.

Excellent presenter!

Mark U.

Very helpful

Dona R.

Excellent presentation and overview. Extremely informative.

Jim B.

Fantastic presentation!

Anna R.

This was particularly good - great presenter. Straight language, efficient, not esoteric.

April R.

This was very helpful to me in my practice

Ed F.

Great presenter!

Richard R.

Great speaker/presentation.

Kelli C.

One of the best employment law updates I have seen. Very useful information and very well delivered.

Barbara O.

Fantastic, knowledgeable speaker

David N.

Presenter was very upbeat and made the course enjoyable to listen to.

Ashley H.

One of the best Lawline CLEs I have taken

Bruce M.

Outstanding! Very comprehensive. Politically balanced yet entertaining!

Cynthia H.

Good general overview.

Mark B.

Very good overview and presenter.

William B.

One of the very best programs

Dahyun K.

great class

Maria M.

Excellent, knowledgeable speaker! Very informative.

Robert N.

Outstanding program. Lots of information. Excellent organization.

Hale J.

Excellent course

Johnny R.

Interesting presented. Definitely kept the viewer engaged.

Lloyd W.

Excellent presentation.

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