Workplace Equity for a New Era sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Session Sponsor: 
Advocacy@Work

This session is sponsored by Seyfarth.

What does it mean to have equity in the workplace? What do policymakers mean when they talk about equity? Has the conversation changed in the post #MeToo era? Like many workplace issues, public policy can be a blunt tool for addressing workplace equity and sometimes misses the mark. In this session, we will explore SHRM’s policy pillar on workplace equity with thought leaders from business, government, law and policy organizations. Topics include pay equity, workplace harassment, workplace culture, how the concept of workplace equity is evolving, what approaches policymakers are taking and how your knowledge of the workplace can impact the discussion.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:15am to 11:15am
Presenter: 

Camille Olson

Camille
Olson

Camille is a partner at Seyfarth, co-chair of its National Complex Litigation practice group, and national chair of its Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group. She serves on the firm's National Labor and Employment Law Steering Committee and is the past national chair of the Labor & Employment practice department. Since 2013, Camille has served as chair of the US Chamber of Commerce's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Subcommittee. For nearly 30 years, she has represented companies nationwide in all areas of litigation, with an emphasis on employment discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour matters, and independent contractor status.

Throughout the last decade, Camille has regularly appeared before the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the EEOC, and the US Department of Labor on her own behalf (because of her extensive experience in various fields), and on behalf of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management. In these capacities, she has provided the business perspective on proposed legislation to amend the following laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the application of white collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Internal Revenue Code, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. During the Bush Administration, Camille served as the employer spokesperson to the Department of Labor, advising Labor Secretary Elaine Chao on significant wage-and-hour matters.

Jonathan Segal

Jonathan
Segal

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in its Employment Group.  Jonathan also is the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute, which provides business-focused training on myriad employment issues.

Jonathan has trained federal judges across the country on employment issues for more than 20 years. Most recently, Jonathan provided formal training at a Judicial Conference to federal circuit and district judges on the new provisions in the Judicial Code of Conduct as they relate to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reporting and abusive conduct. 

Jonathan has been cited as a national authority on employment issues in articles in SHRM, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Bloomberg, Forbes, Associated Press, Reuters, Business Week, CNN, Money, SHRM, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Philadelphia Business Journal, among many other publications.

On behalf of SHRM, Jonathan has testified before the EEOC  as well as the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues

Jonathan was appointed by the EEOC to its Select Task Force on Harassment.

Jonathan was a member of SHRM’s Compensation Equity Committee. 

Jonathan has published more than 400 articles on third party platforms, including for SHRM, Bloomberg, Fortune and Entrepreneur.

Jonathan’s personal passions include animal rescue. To adopt one shelter animal is to save a universe,

 

Tabitha Jenkins

Tabitha
Jenkins

Tabitha Jenkins is Chief of Staff to Chair Dhillon at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Before joining Chair Dhillon, Tabitha was Vice President – Assistant General Counsel for Burlington Stores Inc. located in Burlington, New Jersey. During her tenure she oversaw the Labor & Employment, Litigation and Regulatory Compliance groups. Tabitha joined Burlington in August 2011 after working in various legal positions at Macy’s, last as Senior Counsel in the Operations Group where she served as the practice area facilitator for Macy’s Loss Prevention groups. More years than she wishes to recount, Tabitha began her legal career at The May Department Stores Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Tabitha received her B.A. from Middlebury College and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

Location: 
Congressional Ballroom B
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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