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You may have joined us for the 2015 Retrospective series at the end of last year, but there’s still more ground to cover with late 2015 HR law developments and what to expect in 2016 from the federal, state and local authorities.

Join our experienced panel to take a look at what you should be anticipating for your handbook and policies, workplace culture and best practices in 2016 including:

  1. How to address transgender issues in the workplace
  2. What you need to know about the EEOC’s December press release regarding the enforcement priority for discrimination and harassment of Muslim employees
  3. Continued developments in the use of social media and workplace email to discuss terms and conditions of employment
  4. Federal, state and local employment law trends.


Terri Gillespie

Having spent her career at Obermayer, Terri Gillespie has developed a practice focusing solely on employment law. Ms. Gillespie works with clients to avoid disputes by helping them comply with appropriate laws, manage employee relations and resolve disputes.

As an employment attorney, Ms. Gillespie regularly represents clients in employment discrimination and wage and hour cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as equal employment opportunity and labor relations matters pending before federal and state agencies. She also counsels employers on various employee relations matters such as Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, hiring, discharge and disciplinary practices, drafting and enforcing employment agreements, including non-compete agreements and restrictive covenant, and creating employee relations policies and procedures.

From 2010 through 2015, Ms. Gillespie was named to Pennsylvania Rising Stars as listed in both Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® magazine.

Carmon M. Harvey

Carmon M. Harvey, Shareholder at LeClair Ryan, focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling, including wage and hour issues, hiring, firing, employee discipline, federal and state discrimination laws, sexual and other prohibited harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), trade secrets and non-compete agreements, and grievance arbitration.  She also regularly counsels institutions of higher education regarding faculty, student, administrative, and compliance matters, including faculty promotion and tenure proceedings, Title IX compliance, and university and faculty policies and procedures.

Ms. Harvey also speaks regularly on employment law topics and was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of employment and labor by Law & Politics magazine, 2015.

Heather Herrington

Heather Herrington is the Assistant Litigation Department Chair at Jacobs Law Group. Her primary areas of practice are complex commercial litigation, complex civil litigation and labor and employment matters. Ms. Herrington’s experience ranges from assisting family run businesses to large corporations in complex litigation matters, as well as navigating all aspects of employment issues.  Ms. Herrington also has experience assisting executives and high level employees in the negotiation of restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements.

Ms. Herrington frequently presents on litigation and employment law topics, and is also the Vice President, Legal for the board of the Philadelphia Society of Human Resources Management.

Heather was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star by from 2010 through 2014, and as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2015.

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