Jonathan A. Segal is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. He is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute. The Duane Morris Institute provides training for human resource professionals, in-house counsel, benefits administrators and managers at Duane Morris, at client sites and by way of webinar on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration matters.
Previously a litigator, Jonathan’s practice now focuses almost entirely on helping employers meet their business objectives or missions by minimizing legal risk, maximizing compliance and focusing on relationship with business objectives or mission and legal requirements or restrictions. Particular areas of practice include:
Counseling, strategic planning, leadership training, and developing policies about, among other things: sexual and other unlawful harassment; gender and other pay equity; FLSA/wage and hour compliance; reductions in force; diversity and inclusion (with emphasis on implicit bias); social media; performance development and management; talent acquisition; ADA and FMLA issues; violence in the workplace; impaired professionals; employment policies and handbooks; and technology and privacy.
Agreements, for example: business protection agreements (such as non-competes), confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and recruiter agreements.
Investigations, for example: providing counseling and training and conducting both privileged and non-privileged investigation of EEO and other matters.
Traditional labor, for example: union prevention programs, union election campaigns, collective bargaining, contract interpretation and management rights training.
Privileged audits, for example: climate surveys (harassment); wage and hour compliance; gender and other pay equity; union susceptibility; and diversity and inclusion (unconscious and systemic barriers).
Administrative charges, for example: charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and failure to accommodate, as well as wage and hour charges before federal, state and local commissions and agencies.
Acquisitions, for example, employment and cultural due diligence.
Working with Alex Halper, Jonathan is the Chair of the Pennsylvania Chamber’s Legislative Committee. Jonathan leads the group in providing counseling on pending legislation and in participating in drafting proposed legislation. He was selected by his peers for recognition of his professional excellence in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (August 2021) for his work in:
- Employment Law – Individuals
- Employment Law – Management
Jonathan’s passions include hands-on animal rescue, Holocaust remembrance and psychology. On the fun side, Jonathan remains mad about AMC’s Mad Men and is fortunate to have Bruce Springsteen as his virtual workout partner. Even so, Nina Simone is Jonathan’s favorite musical artist.
Harold G. Ford III, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Practice Director for the Employee Experience (EX) Practice at Net at Work. For over twenty-five years, Harold has helped companies unleash the power of their business through the digital transformation of Human Resources.
Harold helps companies elevate their employee experience through technology, leading to improved engagement, productivity, and profitability. He also aligns HR with business objectives to make data-driven decisions. As Practice Director, Harold oversees the entire practice. His duties include setting practice vision, building strategies for customer, partner, and Net at Work success, and identifying new opportunities to add value to Net at Work’s clientele.
Harold is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), where he has earned both Senior Professional certifications (SPHR and SHRM-SCP). He is the past-President of the Lancaster SHRM, where he serves on several committees. He received his degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Millersville University.
Harold resides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons, where he was born and raised. He is a self-professed geek, social media advocate, and early technology adopter.
Specialties: Digital Transformation, Strategic Business Planning, Project Management, Team Vision, New Business Acquisition / Sales, Customer Retention, Human Resources, Payroll, Timekeeping, Recruitment, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, HR Analytics, Business Process Development, Information Technology Planning, Business Leadership, Information Systems Consulting, Strategic Consulting
Caleb Setlock is an attorney in the Employment and Labor Law Practices, representing employers in litigation and advising on best-practice methods. Caleb has experience defending a wide variety of employee claims. His primary practice includes federal discrimination claims under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the ADEA, Title VIII and the Fair Housing Act, and state discrimination claims under the PHRA and the PFEOA. In defending against these claims, Caleb has dealt with race, sex, religion, age, and disability charges. Caleb also handles claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act, and Wage Payment and Collection Law.
In handling these matters for clients, Caleb is involved at all stages of litigation, from pleadings at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to federal and state court civil claims. Outside of litigation, Caleb has settled matters through mediation and conciliation attempts. Caleb also regularly represents employers through the unemployment compensation process. His experience in labor law consists of providing rapid response training to clients and defending against unfair labor practice charges. In the hospitality sector, Caleb counsels clients on crafting niche employment policies specific to the industry including tip pooling arrangements. He navigates business through multi-state and multi-ordinance compliance. He also litigates in defense of employment claims that reach court or administrative agencies.
A Lancaster County native, Caleb is firmly committed to the greater Lancaster area. He currently serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Lancaster and is an active member of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Network’s Advisory Group.
Brandon Harder’s passion is finding efficient, tech-savvy solutions to problems at the intersection of law and technology. After graduating from William & Mary School of Law with honors, he clerked for Judge Caputo in the Middle District of the US District Court and honed his skills at Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC and Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLC. In 2016, he founded Gathering Mist eDiscovery Solutions to provide cost-effective litigation support in the Central Pennsylvania area. In 2022, he established Lancaster Tech Law to combine both his attorney and eDiscovery skills into one comprehensive entity.
Brandon currently serves as a discovery master for the Lancaster County courts, streamlining complex discovery issues in difficult cases. He also serves the Lancaster Bar Association both as the Chair of the Litigation Section and as a member of its Board of Directors at Large. He was awarded the 2022 Community Partner Appreciation Award from SCORE Lancaster Lebanon for his work in helping small businesses and was selected as an eDiscovery Rising Star by Super Lawyers.
A computer aficionado from childhood, Brandon has been building his own PCs for family and friends for over 20 years. The latter both praise and bemoan what they call Brandon’s “tech aura” – when their technology problems spontaneously resolve as soon as he stands near their devices. An avid gamer, Brandon enjoys both complex strategy games like Total War and light-hearted world-building like Timberborn. He also apologizes for any surliness he may display when the Philadelphia Eagles have done something stupid (again).
As a member of the McNees Labor and Employment Practice Group, Denise focuses her practice on defending employers in workers compensation matters and providing representation and counsel to clients in employment discrimination/harassment litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, drug and alcohol testing and workplace safety and health issues.
An experienced litigator, Denise represents public and private sector employers in all phases of employment related litigation, including before state and federal courts, arbitrators, administrative law judges and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Recognizing her clients’ ultimate goal is to stay out of court, Denise provides proactive counseling and training to employers to help employers comply with the law and avoid litigation. Denise also frequently aids employers in investigating allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other incidents of workplace misconduct. Denise’s understanding of the interplay between workers’ compensation laws, the ADA, the FMLA, Title VII and unemployment compensation is critical in helping her clients navigate the complex web these laws often create.
Denise is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of medical marijuana in the workplace. Her articles on this topic have been published by Inc. Magazine, Corporate Counsel Business Journal, The Legal Intelligencer, and Business Woman Magazine, among others. Denise is a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Medical Marijuana Taskforce and routinely advises employers regarding the impact of marijuana legalization on drug testing and workplace safety policies. Denise is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations. She is the past chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section and the Labor and Employment Section of the Lancaster Bar Association. Denise was named a 2014 and 2015 Select Lawyer and a 2019 and 2020 Rising Star. Denise is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, before the Federal District Courts in the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, before the Third Circuit Court and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Denise resides in Lancaster Township with her husband and two daughters. Since moving to Lancaster, Denise has given her time to community organizations focused on children. Currently, Denise serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run Lancaster and is the coach liaison for St. John Neumann Girls on the Run Team. Denise also serves on the board of Directors and Chairs the Personnel Committee for Union Community Care, is a Director at Large for the Lancaster Bar Association, is a member of the Planning and Policy Committee at Lancaster Catholic High School and is the former chair of the parent School Board at St. John Neumann Catholic School. Denise served on the Board of Directors of the Hands-on House Children’s Museum for six years, has volunteered with Junior Achievement and is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Lancaster. In her spare time, Denise enjoys running, reading, spending time at the beach and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams.