WEBINAR ~ Legal and Legislative Update
Brian Pedrow, Partner, Ballard Spahr
8:45 AM Webinar
Join SEPA SHRM for a webinar with Brian Pedrow, Esq. of Ballard Spahr, LLP entitled "Year in Review Legal Update". This is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania – a perfect day to learn about legislative issues!
Brian is back 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. Brian will focus on all levels of enforcement, with particular attention to state and local legislation including updates on new legislation introduced in Philadelphia. At the federal level, topics will include the NLRB’s steady shift towards employer-friendly standards this past year – and what it all means for you! With so much happening, Brian will also make sure you are aware of what’s on the horizon for the rest of 2020.
Your organization’s officers need HR professionals to help them understand how newly proposed laws and regulations may affect their business – for good or for bad! You are also the most important voice to educate and advocate with the legislative and executive branches of government regarding laws and how proposed changes to the laws and regulations may affect your organization, because you are the expert in human resources -- the field that affects almost every area of almost every business. Brian’s presentation will provide you with an understanding of the importance of, and the tools, assurance, and proficiency, to advocate effectively for or against public policy issues that affect your workplace, both positively or negatively.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Brian Pedrow, Esq. leads Ballard Spahr's Labor and Employment Group and serves on the Board of SEPA SHRM as Immediate Past President and Acting VP Programming. In his legal practice, Brian 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.
Brian 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.
Brian 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 Ballard Spahr’s Accessibility team involving ADA Title III and other public accommodation laws and the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team which assists with the development 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 employers of all sizes and types, from Fortune 100 companies to cultural institutions to health care and educational institutions, as well as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry. In labor negotiations and related matters, Brian has served as counsel to three mayoral administrations at the City of Philadelphia, two mayoral administrations at the City of Baltimore, three gubernatorial administrations at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has served as SEPTA’s labor counsel for the past 20 years.
HRCI: Approved for 1 HR Certification Business Credit
SHRM: Approved for 1 Professional Development Credit
- 8:45 Introductions and Announcements
- 9:00 Presentation