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    June Breakfast Meeting with Marc Scheiner, Esq.

    Date: June 1, 2018, 7:30am – 9:30am
    The Downingtown Country Club
    Member $28/ Non-Member $40/In-transition or Student $15
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    Title:  What the #%!*:  Political Correctness in the Workplace
    Speaker: Marc Scheiner,
    Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

    Political correctness (or the lack thereof) is a year-round and non-election-related concern, often having little to do with politics.  Heated discussions of social hot-button topics, off-hand comments about the news, different management and personality styles – all of these come together in our increasingly diverse workplaces to create potential problems.  In this session, we’ll explore the meaning of political correctness and to what extent (and how) we can deal with it in our organizations.  What is the balance between creating an open, more-inclusive working environment and potentially having our employees feel unable to express themselves?  How can we set the proper tone for our employees?  And does it even matter? 

      Marc J. Scheiner practices in the area of employment law,  counseling clients on a variety of employment issues. He represents clients in employment litigation matters and trains human resources professionals, in-house counsel and supervisors on a range of workplace topics. Mr. Scheiner works with clients to ensure compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADAAA, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Equal Pay Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and various state and local laws. He also assists clients in reviewing and drafting employment policies, handbooks, employment agreements, noncompete agreements and severance agreements.

    Mr. Scheiner has represented clients in federal and state courts as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies in matters involving charges and complaints of age, sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy and religious-based discrimination and harassment; retaliation; background checks; drug testing; and unemployment insurance issues. He has also represented indigent clients in Social Security disability appeals before the U.S. Social Security Administration and in hearings before the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Mr. Scheiner has volunteered or worked on pro bono matters for Canine Partners for Life, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, the Human Rights Campaign, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Mazzoni Center. Mr. Scheiner is also active as a mentor and advisor through his service on the board of directors of the Alumni Corporation of the University of Rochester chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

    Mr. Scheiner has also been cited by The National Law Journal, Employment Law360 and the Philadelphia Business Journal on employment topics.

    Mr. Scheiner is a 2003 graduate of Cornell Law School, where he was note editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and a Legal Methods Honors Fellow, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rochester.

    Meeting Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDCs
    Meeting Approved for 1.25 General HRCI Credits

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