Luncheon & General Session featuring Jonathan A. Segal and Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Well before the issue of workplace sexual harassment exploded into the national conversation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic was struck by the number of harassment complaints made to the Commission and the egregious behaviors involved. With the support of the full Commission, the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace was created in early 2015, with then-Commissioner Lipnic and her colleague Commissioner Chai Feldblum serving as co-chairs. In June 2016, Lipnic and Feldblum issued the final report of the task force discussing the business case for rooting out harassment, an analysis of risk factors and a discussion of the need to reboot workplace training. In this session, Lipnic and EEOC task force member Jonathan A. Segal will:
  • Reflect on the task force findings in light of the current conversation about workplace harassment and discuss the practical steps for employers.
  • Answer your questions about the work that remains ahead on this important issue.  
 
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Presenter: 

Jonathan A. Segal

Jonathan A.
Segal
Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in its Employment Practices Group.
 
Previously a litigator, Jonathan’s practice now focuses entirely on preventive counseling, strategic planning, management training and policy development.
 
Jonathan has provided training to federal and state judges across the country for 20 years.
 
Jonathan has been cited as a national authority on employment issues in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, to name just 3.
 
Jonathan has testified, on behalf of SHRM, before the EEOC on social media and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on background checks.
 
Jonathan was appointed by the EEOC to its Select Task Force on Harassment.
 
Jonathan is the Legislative Director for PA State Council of SHRM.
 
Jonathan has published approximately 300 full-length articles and blogs for national publications on employment issues, including for SHRM and Entrepreneur.
 

Victoria Lipnic

Victoria
Lipnic

Victoria A. Lipnic was named Acting Chair of EEOC on January 25, 2017 by President Trump. Commissioner Lipnic has served on the EEOC since 2010, having been nominated to serve by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, initially for a term ending on July 1, 2015. President Obama nominated her to serve a second term ending on July 1, 2020, and she was confirmed by the Senate on November 19, 2015. Immediately before coming to the EEOC, Commissioner Lipnic was of counsel to the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in its Washington, DC, office.

Commissioner Lipnic brings to the EEOC a breadth of experience working with federal labor and employment laws, most recently as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment Standards, a position she held from 2002 until 2009. In that position, she oversaw the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, and the Office of Labor Management Standards. Under her tenure, the Wage and Hour Division revised regulations regarding overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, reissued regulations under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued new guidance and regulations for evaluating compensation discrimination.

In addition to her work with the Department of Labor, Commissioner Lipnic's government experience includes service as Workforce Policy Counsel to the then-Majority (Republican) members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before her work for Congress, Commissioner Lipnic acted as in-house counsel for labor and employment matters to the U.S. Postal Service for six years. She also served as a special assistant for business liaison to the then U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige.

A native of Carrolltown, Penn., where her late father was a teacher and long-serving mayor, Commissioner Lipnic earned a B.A. degree in Political Science and History from Allegheny College and a J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Location: 
Location: Grand Ballroom
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
SHRM PDCs
Session Type: 
General Session
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