Professional Development Forum: Breaking Down Legal Barriers to Hiring [WEBINAR]
Aug 14, 2020 08:30AM to Aug 14, 2020 10:00AM
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During our Professional Development Day session, we’ll be sharing ways to Break Down the Legal Barriers to Hiring which would focus on addressing legal impediments to hiring that we see employers willing to abandon due to the tight labor market. Content covered would include how businesses are reassessing criminal background checks, pre-employment screenings and physicals, drug testing, and other typical barriers to employment. In addition, there will be discussion around diversity and inclusion in the workforce and the legal challenges and possible solutions regarding those areas.
Meet the Presenter
Jennifer Craighead Carey
In the area of employment law, Jennifer serves as both a counselor and a litigator. In her litigation role, Jennifer has handled cases at both the administrative level and in state and federal court. Jennifer regularly practices before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as well as administrative agencies throughout the country, handling all manner of discrimination and retaliation claims. Jennifer routinely handles litigation in the Federal District Courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Jennifer has obtained summary judgment and successful verdicts on behalf of her employer clients in numerous cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In addition to defending discrimination cases involving sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, Veteran's or military leave status, and other legally protected classes, Jennifer has also handled litigation for employers both at the administrative level and in state and federal courts involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Executive Order 11246, the False Claims Act, the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and comparable state and local ordinances.
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