2018 has been a year of change for employers and employees. Facing federal legislative inaction, states have enacted new laws that directly impact employers and employees, including mandatory paid sick leave, non-disclosure and arbitration agreement prohibitions, and equal pay requirements. These laws directly impact employer policies and practices and potentially expose employers to increased monetary liability. Understanding what the new state laws require is crucial for compliance and mitigating risk.
Using legislation, real life examples and court cases, Dena B. Calo, Esq. the Vice Chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Labor and Employment Practice, walks the audience through the newest issues facing companies trying to remain legally compliant with employment laws around the country. The #MeToo movement has sparked a whirlwind of legislation that is focused, not only on harassment, but also on equal pay, arbitration and non-disclosure prohibitions. This challenges companies in how they manage and resolve discrimination and harassment issues. In addition, states are taking this further with sick leave requirements which significantly impact on employee rights. This session will make these difficult laws more understandable allowing companies to focus on implementation and risk management.
Dena Calo is a seasoned HR strategist and employment lawyer who operates out of our Philadelphia, PA and Princeton, NJ offices. She counsels management clients on human resource practices and employment law at a time when employers’ labor and employment policies and procedures face increasing scrutiny. As part of her practice, Dena assists clients in preparing and reviewing employee handbooks, and helps them establish and audit their HR practices and procedures. She also conducts on-site investigations and trains organizations on best HR practices and programs.
Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Dena was director of the Human Resources Practice Group at a regional New Jersey law firm.
In addition, Dena has litigated cases to state and federal juries throughout the United States involving Title VII, ERISA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, state and federal constitutional issues, defamation, restrictive covenants and contract disputes.
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