Celia M. Joseph: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Celia M. Joseph

Of Counsel
Radnor,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone(610) 230-2144

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • International Labor Law
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Affirmative Action Compliance
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution - ADR
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Discrimination
  • Preventive Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Termination
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Relations Consulting
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs - OFCCP
University Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975; Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, Philadelphia, PA, M.B.A., 2002; Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C., Mediation Certificate, 2009
Law SchoolTemple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Admitted1979, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities
American Bar Association (Member of Labor Law and Equal Employment Opportunity Committees)
American Bar Association's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee's Employment Discrimination law publication (Editor)
Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Faculty Member and Planning Committee Member for Annual Employment Law Institute; author of Chapter on Avoiding Discrimination and Other Employment-Related Claims in PBI Publication, Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook [2012]; co-author of Chapter on Avoiding Discrimination and Other Employment-Related Claims in PBI Publication, Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook [2014])
Society of Human Resource Management, Philadelphia Chapter (PSHRM), Member of the Board of Directors; Co-Chairperson, Programming Committee; Regular Presenter at PSHRM and other local SHRM seminars
Voluntary Mediator for the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Philadelphia Office)
International Employers Forum: Member, Board of Directors;
Vice President International Bar Association: Member, Discrimination Law Committee
Philadelphia (Liberty) OFCCP Industry Liaison Group: Member


Celia Joseph is Of Counsel in the Philadelphia office.

She has U.S. and international employment law experience including harassment and discrimination prevention; employment law and corporate compliance training; employment policies and procedures; investigations; diversity, affirmative action, and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements; employment litigation and administrative actions; employment-related contracts; preventing workplace violence; FMLA, FLSA, NLRB, reductions in force; and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Celia founded an employment law firm, and was employed for over 25 years as Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law Manager, and EEO/Diversity Manager at Rohm and Haas Company, a multi-national specialty materials company. Celia created and managed diversity programs resulting in Rohm and Haas winning an OFCCP Glass Ceiling Audit, and being awarded the DOL Exemplary Effort in Diversity (EVE) and the City of Philadelphia EEO awards. She also received the Diversity Excellence Award by Rohm and Haas.

Celia has provided advice on all aspects of employment law in over 50 countries, and she has implemented global projects, including conducting harassment prevention programs for countries in the Asia-Pacific and elsewhere, and leading and conducting diversity projects for employees worldwide.

Celia is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Lawyers Confront The Challenges Of Managing Global Workforces April 1, 2014

Making Your Company Part Of The Solution: Legal Compliance With Child And Forced Labor Laws September 1, 2013

For Employers: How to Deal with Flu Season February 8, 2013

Considerations For Multi-National Employers Doing Business In Mexico February 29, 2012

Labor and Employment Challenges for Companies Doing Business in India September 19, 2011

Skeletons in the Closet: The Legal Issues of Conducting Background Checks and Inquiries June 14, 2011

Quotes and Soundbites
Electronic Cigarettes Strike Up Controversy Among Employers October 25, 2013

Court Decision Provides Latest Guidance On Whether Hospitals Are Federal Subcontractors July 16, 2013

A Hazy Issue June 25, 2013

Company Policies Need to Be Spelled Out Before Expats Leave Home May 22, 2012

Review Period on Compensation Audits Ripe for Contractor to Reassess Practices February 13, 2012

I Smoke: Will You Hire Me? June 14, 2011

The Risks of Foreign Managers May 27, 2011

Avoid Common Errors in Affirmative Action Plans April 8, 2011

Newsletter Articles
Compliance With Child And Forced-Labor Laws November 5, 2013

Keeping Your Students Safe From Child Abductions April 1, 2013

Preparing for and Surviving an OFCCP Compliance Review October 1, 2012

OFCCP Gets Tough January 1, 2011


International Employers Forum Webinar
September 30, 2014

International Employers Forum Breakfast Meeting
May 9, 2014

When the OFCCP Knocks: How to Prepare for an Audit and Onsite
April 29, 2014

20th Annual Employment Law Institute
April 25, 2014

Modernising Labour Law in the 21st Century: Building Successful Workplaces in a Changing Employment Environment
March 13, 2014

Managing Your Multi-National Workforce: Successful Global Employment Law Strategies
March 4, 2014

The Game Changer, What Employers Need to Know About New EEOC, OFCCP and NLRB Regulations and Trends
February 21, 2014

Successful Strategies For Preparing For An OFCCP Compensation Audit Under New Directive 307
February 11, 2014

Doing Business In China - Webinar
December 18, 2013

Employment in the East of Europe: Understanding the Special Challenges of Employers in the New Europe
November 19, 2013

Global Landscape for Employment Law - Portland, OR
November 15, 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Institute Business Law Seminar - Philadelphia, PA
November 14, 2013

Employment Law and HR Compliance in the Middle East & India - Anaheim, CA
August 26, 2013

ILG National Conference 2013 - Indianapolis, IN
July 30, 2013

Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Annual Employment Law Institute - Philadelphia, PA - April 16 & 17
April 16, 2013

Private Eyes Are Watching You: Privacy in the Workplace
April 16, 2013

Power Packed Legal Platform - Philadelphia, PA
March 22, 2013

They're Here! What to Do When the OFCCP Visits - Waikoloa, Hawaii
August 30, 2012

Planning for and Surviving an Audit in this New Regulatory Landscape - Charlotte, NC
June 7, 2012

Global Landscape for Employment Law - Webinar
November 18, 2011

The Evolving Law of Privacy in the Workplace - Philadelphia, PA
October 17, 2011

Employment Law institute - Philadelphia, PA
April 27, 2011

Employers Beware! Aggressive EEOC and OFCCP Enforcement is Here! - Webinar
February 18, 2011

Who Am I and What Do I Do? The Roles of HR Professionals, Managers, Consultants & Attorneys

Southwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Industry Liaison Group Conference - San Antonio, TX,

Panel Speaker: International Employment Trends in Key Jurisdictions: Discussing Legislative and Judicial Trends Over The Last 12 Months In Asia, Europe and Oceania. Modernising Labour Law in the 21st Century: Building Successful Workplaces in a Changing Employment Environment at the International Bar Association Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
March 12, 2014


Member, Board of Directors and Programming Committee, Philadelphia (Liberty) ILG
Member, Women's Way Board of Directors
Frequent lecturer on employment law and leadership issues for Delaware Valley School Districts


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Court Denies Extraterritorial Application of the Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblowing Provisions
Celia M. Joseph, September 19, 2014
On August 14, 2014, in Liu Meng-Lin v. Siemens AG, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held that the whistleblowing provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“the Dodd-Frank Act”), does not...

Russian Employment Law: Terms of Employment and Separation
Celia M. Joseph, August 28, 2014
Terms of Employment. Under Russia’s Labor Code, there is a maximum 40-hour work week for employees, and less than that for certain types of jobs and workers, such as for employees working in dangerous environments or employees under eighteen years of age. The law also contains provisions...

Court Upholds Forum Selection Clause Over Plaintiff's Claims of Inconvenience and Expense
Celia M. Joseph, February 11, 2014
A senior manager alleging claims against his former employer arising out of the early termination of an incentive plan will have to take his case abroad. In Wolf v. TBG Limited, C.A. No. 13-3315 (Jan. 28, 2014), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently...

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Celia M. Joseph

150 North Radnor Chester Road
RadnorPA 19087


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