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May Chapter Mtg (EVENING): Legislative Update & Process
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SEPA SHRM holds meetings featuring keynote speakers covering timely topics related to Human Resources.

When: 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Where: American Heritage Federal Credit Union - Community Room
2068 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19115
United States
Presenter: Brian Pedrow, Esq. (Ballard Spahr LLP)
Contact: Ilyse Shapiro

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  • 6:00pm Dinner, Networking and Introductions
  • 7:00pm Featured Speakers
  • 8:30pm Professional Networking


"Year in Review: Legislative Update & Using Your HR Voice"

In these most interesting of political times, Brian returns for his annual Year in Review Legal Update for employers, offering a discussion of the key legislative, regulatory and judicial developments from the past year.  

With some many changes at the federal level, no program on the Year in Review would be complete without a discussion of what is coming down the pike, including changes in federal regulatory and enforcement priorities, as well as what might occur with new appointments to the NLRB, EEOC, and Department of Labor.  

This program also will offer insights about how legislative, judicial, and executive branches work and how you, as an HR professional, can influence those processes.


Brian Pedrow, Esqp. leads Ballard Spahr's Labor and Employment Group and serves on the Board for SEPA SHRM as Chapter President. He represents employers and management in the full scope of matters related to employment, labor, and employee benefit disputes. His practice includes all facets of employment-related litigation, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and employment-based torts. He also has a significant practice representing benefit plans, fiduciaries, and plan sponsors in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation arising from benefits eligibility disputes, breach of fiduciary litigation, and interference with benefits claims. Brian's traditional labor practice includes both private and public sector labor negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and related matters. He routinely represents clients in litigation, regulatory matters, and compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Brian also represents employers in transactional and compliance matters encompassing such issues as employment and benefits aspects of corporate transactions, reductions in force, executive compensation, agreement drafting, policy and handbook reviews, and affirmative action planning. He provides management and workforce training on a wide array of labor and employment law issues and day-to-day counseling and advice to human resources professionals, managers, and in-house counsel. Brian serves as the team leader for related initiatives, including the firm's Accessibility team involving ADA Title III and other public accommodation laws and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team which assists with develop and implementation of D&I programs.

Brian has litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued appellate cases in several U.S. appellate courts. He counts among his clients Fortune 100 companies, the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, SEPTA, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry.


  • HRCI: 1 Business Credit (pending)
  • SHRM: 1 Professional Development Credit