Fox Rothschild and Knowledge@Wharton Collaborate on Employment PodcastSeptember 23, 2008
James A. Matthews III, a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, recently collaborated with Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, on a labor and employment podcast series.
Matthews and Dr. Bernard E. Anderson, Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School of Business, sat down with Knowledge@Wharton to discuss the impact of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act on the evolving workplace. The first of the two-part series outlines the economic changes which have affected the employment relationship and management of compensation since the Act was adopted in 1938. The second half of the discussion, which will be published in October, focuses on how companies are compensating for the incongruities between the statute and the business realities.
Matthews has more than 25 years experience representing management in all aspects of the employment relationship. He has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience in the arbitral, administrative and judicial systems. Matthews’ practice includes union organizing campaigns; collective bargaining, strikes and labor arbitration; employment discrimination and wrongful discharge issues; the employment implications of mergers, acquisitions, relocations and other major transactions; and multi-employer benefit plan issues, including serving as management plan counsel and representing participating employers in withdrawal liability avoidance planning and withdrawal liability and contribution disputes.
Matthews is Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated, was selected as a 2008 “Super Lawyer” by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine and included in the 2008 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America”.
Anderson, who was assistant secretary for employment standards at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Clinton administration, currently holds the Whitney Young Chair at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Anderson has served as managing partner of the Urban Affairs Partnership in Philadelphia and as director of the Rockefeller Foundation's social sciences division. Anderson has also served on the boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America.
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