Lisa M. Scidurlo and Brad M. Kushner Present at the ACC Greater Philadelphia Ninth Annual In-House Counsel Conference
READING, PA, May 5, 2017 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Lisa M. Scidurlo and Brad M. Kushner presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia Ninth Annual In-House Counsel Conference held April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia, PA.
In the presentation, “Five Essential Employment Initiatives for a Lean Company,” Ms. Scidurlo and Mr. Kushner discussed the budgeting benefits of creating human resources initiatives that are aligned with human capital priorities. Examples of initiatives include strategically timed check-ins and performance reviews, an updated recruitment process and company policy, and ongoing training for all employees. These initiatives, aimed to boost morale and increase engagement, can aid in minimizing the risk of employment-related lawsuits.
Ms. Scidurlo concentrates her practice in all aspects of labor management and employee relations, including counseling and litigation. She regularly handles cases involving claims under Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other federal, state and local employment discrimination laws. She has won significant victories after trial as well as dispositive motions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She has also won significant victories at the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, including a case involving a same-sex sexual harassment claim under Title VII.
Ms. Scidurlo represents employers at all stages of employment discrimination claims, including matters pending before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights.
Ms. Scidurlo regularly counsels employers on compliance issues regarding the maintenance and administration of employment-related policies, including anti-discrimination policies, harassment avoidance policies, e-mail and electronic communication policies, social media policies and policies addressing family and medical leave. Lisa frequently lectures on topics including harassment avoidance, administration of the FMLA and the ADA, managing in a union environment, maintaining a union free workplace for the non-union employer, effective documentation, e-mail and privacy, social media and the workplace, legal and effective hiring practices, managing intermittent FMLA leave and other employee relations topics.
She has a J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple University School of Law and a B.A., with highest distinction, from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Kushner concentrates his practice in labor and employment matters. He defends employers against wage and hour claims and claims brought under Title VII, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state antidiscrimination laws. He has represented clients in class actions and collective actions in courts across the country, and has successfully defended employers against unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Kushner also represents public employers in matters before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and advises clients on various labor issues, including responding to union organizing attempts and administering collective bargaining agreements. In addition, he counsels employers on Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) matters.
He holds a J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and a B.A., with highest honors, from Rutgers University.