Lori Armstrong Halber: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Lori Armstrong Halber

Partner
Radnor,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone(610) 230-2174

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act - ADEA
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Labor Arbitration
  • National Labor Relations Act - NLRA
  • Personnel and Supervisor Training
  • Race and Gender Discrimination
  • Title VII
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
 
University University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, B.S., 1991
 
Law SchoolTemple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, J.D., 1997 Barrister Award
 
Admitted1997, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Former Co-chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Section Immigration Committee
Past Chair and Founder, Labor and Employment Group, International Alliance of Law Firms

 
Biography

Lori Armstrong Halber is a partner in the Philadelphia office. With an eye towards practical results, she represents management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law.

Lori has extensive experience defending employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in matters involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, with particular class and collective action experience.

With respect to traditional labor matters, Lori provides labor relations counseling and defends clients in grievance and unfair labor practice claims.

She also has experience in the immigration field counseling corporate clients regarding compliance with business immigration regulations under the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of Labor and representing them in related enforcement proceedings.

Lori regularly provides preventive counseling and training on topics such as the respectful workplace, performance management and union avoidance.

Lori was listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007 and has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2014. In 2006 she was selected as a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Legal Intelligencer.

News/Media
Can Energy Really Equal Jobs? Only With Bipartisan Effort April 3, 2014

Fantasy Football Costs $6.5 Billion In Workplace Productivity September 11, 2013

Supreme Court Answers the Question of Who Qualifies as a Supervisor July 15, 2013

Questions Raised Regarding Who Qualifies as a Supervisor June 11, 2013

What to Consider When Choosing Philadelphia
Region's Business,November 14, 2013

Immigration Reform Key to Manufacturing
Region's Business,November 7, 2013

Paid Or Unpaid, Internships are Invaluable
Region's Business,October 31, 2013

Workplace Laws Need to Adapt to Modern Times
Region's Business,October 17, 2013

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure - The Top 3 Things You Can Do to Avoid Workplace Liability
Greater Philadelphia of Chamber Newsletter,July 2013

T.O. Dispute Earns the Eagles and A+ in Management 101
Philadelphia Business Journal,December 2005

Harassment Liability: How Employers Can Protect Themselves

Philadelphia Enterpriser,Vol. VI, No. 2, March/April 1999

Appearances

Interviewed on KYW News Radio, June 13, 2013, regarding PTO policies

Executive Leaders Radio, March 2, 2012

IX: Thou Shalt Discriminate (Hosanna-Tabor v. EECO: Ordained Employment Discrimination)
Temple University Beasley School of Law, Fall 2010

Reasonable Woman Standard in Sexual Harassment Cases
New York Law School, October 2004

Quotes and Soundbites
Looking At Work Law And State Policy February 24, 2014

Significant Initiatives To Keep An Eye On In 2014 December 20, 2013

Corporate Vs. Private Rights: The Debate Continues December 18, 2013

Workplace Bullying Laws on the Horizon? July 20, 2013

New Jersey Association for Justice's Meadowlands Seminar - Employment Law Institute, East Rutherford, NJ, Thursday, November 14, 2013
Ethics Issues That Arise in Employment Litigation: Pre and Post Suit

Fisher & Phillips - One Day, Many Solutions, Philadelphia, PA, April 2013

DELVACCA 5th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2013
Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

DELVACCA Ethics & Compliance CLE Institute, Philadelphia, PA, August 9, 2012
Ethical Hotspots for In-House Lawyers

DELVACCA 4th Annual In-House Counsel Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2012
Salaried Doesn't Mean Exempt - How to Stem the Rising Tide of Wage and Hour Class Actions

17th Annual Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011
Family and Medical Leave Act 101

DELVACCA Ethics & Compliance CLE Institute, Philadelphia, PA, December 8, 2011
Facebook Fastballs - Hard Hitting Ethical & Legal Issues in Social Media

ABA Labor and Employment Section 4th Annual CLE Conference, Chicago, IL, November 3-6, 2010
Imagine All the People - Getting Your Clients Prepared for the New Wave of Immigration Enforcement

The Great American Melting Pot, or Not: Immigration Reform

16th Annual Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 13, 2010
Family and Medical Leave Act

DELVACCA, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 2010
2010 Update on Immigration and Employer Compliance

New Jersey Association for Justice's Meadowlands Seminar - Employment Law Institute, East Rutherford, NJ, Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tips From the Defense Bar - A Panel Discussion

ABA Labor and Employment Section 3rd Annual CLE Conference, Washington, DC, November 4-7, 2009
What Labor & Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Immigration Issues

Who's Knocking at My Door? Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids and Worker/Employer Rights

Litigation Issues Related to Employment of Foreign Nationals

New Jersey Association for Justice's Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 2009

15th Annual Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 15, 2009
Touching All the Basics: The ABCs of the Family and Medical Leave Act

ABA Labor and Employment Section National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Orlando, FL, April 1-4, 2009
Hot Topics: What Every Labor and Employment Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Issues

Issues and Remedies in Representing or Defending Against Immigrant Employees

ABA Labor and Employment Section 2nd Annual CLE Conference, Denver, CO, September 10-13, 2008
Discrimination in Today's Workplace: How the Shift in U.S. Immigration Policy and Law Has Impacted Employment Discrimination Law

Issues and Remedies in Representing or Defending Against Immigrant Employees

Trial Lawyers of America's New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, May 1, 2008
Employment Law Motion Practice: From Discovery to Trial

Camden County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Committee, March 12, 2008

13th Annual Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2007
Employer Best Practices to Avoid Immigration Violations

ABA Labor and Employment Section Annual CLE Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 7-10, 2007
Immigration Fundamentals: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

4th Annual Corporate Counsel's Forum on Conducting and Responding to Internal & Governmental Investigations, New York City, NY, June 22-23, 2006

ABA Labor and Employment Section Immigration Committee, Chicago, IL, May 12, 2006

30th Annual Mideastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation, Long Branch, NJ, May 7-9, 2006
An Overview of Labor & Employment Laws that Impact the Workplace

11th Annual Pennsylvania Employment Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 26, 2005
Hiring Foreign Nationals: New Laws, New Strategies

Community

Adjunct Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Board Member, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Arts and Business Council
Volunteer, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Member, The Moyer Foundation's Development and Communications Committee
Member, USFHA Adult Task Force
Past President, Philadelphia Field Hockey Association
Member, Warrington Township Park and Recreation Board
Past Member, Warrington Township Zoning Board

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Lead attorney representing national healthcare company in multi-jurisdictional labor and employment matters. Lead attorney representing specialty construction company in wage and hour collective action. Obtained denial of conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action for a national retirement community. Successfully defended national transportation company in disability discrimination litigation brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Lead attorney representing and representing healthcare company in sex and race hostile work environment litigation brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Obtained summary judgment for employer in an action under Section 301 of the National Labor Relations Act. Won motion to dismiss national origin claim for energy client. Counseled a large gaming client to victory in a union campaign. Co-counsel in successful defense of unfair labor practice charges alleging 8(a)(1) and 8(a)(3) violations in which the NLRB sought injunctive relief. Lead attorney defending software company in DOL enforcement proceeding regarding alleged H-1b violations. Fisher & Phillips Wins Defense Verdict in Sex Plus Employment Discrimination Case
 
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Lori Armstrong Halber

150 North Radnor Chester Road
RadnorPA 19087




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