June Breakfast: Mid-Year Legal Review Panel Discussion: What We've Seen and What's Ahead

June 04, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
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Mid-Year Legal Review Panel Discussion: What We’ve Seen and What’s Ahead

9:00 AM Program Starts-Ends at 10:15 AM

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and 1.25 General (HRCI) Credits

As employers begin to get back to business amid the current pandemic, they face a multitude of new legal obligations and risks related to employment and labor law. Not only are there new leave laws and more to consider, but federal agencies have been very busy updating rules and guidance while the Supreme Court has issued new opinions with more coming down the pike.

In this interactive panel, attendees will gain perspectives from both sides as we discuss the latest legal developments in employment and labor law, both COVID-19 related and otherwise.  The panel will include both an attorney from a management-side firm and a plaintiff/union-side firm, both of whom can share their perspectives on the implications of the latest legal developments and how HR professionals can stay proactive, compliant and knowledgeable while getting back to business amid COVID-19. Attendees will learn practical tips from diverse experience to keep them ahead of the latest changes. The panel will be moderated by an attorney with in-house experience dealing with attorneys on both sides as well as HR professionals on a daily basis.

Speakers: Christina Michael, Esq. and Lauren Hoye, Esq.

Moderator: Samantha Sherwood Bononno, Esq.

Christina Michael, Esq. is a partner in the firm’s Philadelphia office whose practice includes both employment litigation and counseling. In her
litigation practice, Christina handles a full range of employmentrelated matters in court and administrative agencies, including
cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower claims, wage and hour laws, and common
law contract and tort claims. Christina has experience taking matters to jury trials, as well as arbitration proceedings, and has
appeared before a variety of state and federal agencies. Christina also has represented employers at the appellate level, and has
briefed appeals and writs in the United States Supreme Court, the Second Circuit, and the Third Circuit.
Christina also dedicates a substantial portion of her practice to counseling employers as they address day-to-day employment law
questions. She regularly advises employers on a wide variety of matters, such as the appropriate handling of disciplinary issues,
employee terminations, compliance with employment laws and regulations dealing with harassment and discrimination, worker
classification pursuant to wage and hour laws, background checks, disability and religious accommodations, creating and implementing
employee handbooks and personnel policies, and handling of labor relations. Her experience includes both unionized and non-union

Lauren Hoye, Esq.advocates for labor unions and individual employees before state and federal courts around the country. She appears on behalf of clients in arbitrations, negotiations and administrative proceedings before relevant administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB). A considerable portion of her practice is devoted to counseling and training on public and private sector labor law as well as employment law and employment disputes. She helps her clients by troubleshooting in urgent situations, developing creative solutions that will assist in resolving their issues and offering an empathetic ear during difficult times.

Lauren’s commitment to representing employees began while she was a law student in the University of Pittsburgh Unemployment Compensation Practicum at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As a law student, Lauren advocated for indigent unemployed workers in Western Pennsylvania, representing them at their unemployment compensation hearings and pursuing their cases to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. She continues to practice in the areas of unemployment compensation law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Laure is a partner with Willig, Williams, Davidson.





$15.00 Non-Member

$10.00 GVFHRA Members

$10.00 Student

$10.00 Student