Employment Policy Issues that Solo and Small Firms Must Know

September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm2:15pm
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center

1101 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

This program will explore employment policy issues that can have a significant impact on firms, but often times, solo and small firms are unfamiliar with the policies in question. Whether for your firm or the representation of a client, solo and small firm practitioners must prepare for and understand these common employment issues that may become complex.

Panelists will examine the following employment policy issues and the laws from which the issues are derived:

  • Leave issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Non-discrimination laws
  • Recent changes to the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance, including "Ban the Box" provisions
  • Wage equity
  • LGBTQ+ protected status
  • Discrimination against the ‘unemployed’
  • Pregnancy accommodation
  • Accommodations for employees expressing breast milk in the workplace

Panelists will also and offer guidance on how to avoid pitfalls when establishing policies within a small firm or representing clients with an employment claim.