Brian Wallen is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on labor and employment law.
Mr. Wallen is well-versed in the entire employment lifecycle – from pre-hire to post-separation. He has represented employers in state and federal litigation and before administrative agencies. As part of his practice, Mr. Wallen routinely advises clients on compliance with a range of local, state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations. He is experienced in counseling employers on numerous laws including, but not limited to, the National Labor Relations Act, the ADA, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act and WARN. In the course of his practice, he also has advised clients on conducting reductions in force, drafting employee handbooks, collective bargaining compliance, enforcing restrictive covenants, and many other issues that arise in the management of the modern workplace. Mr. Wallen has assisted numerous employers to comply with COVID-19 laws and regulations, including through implementing appropriate policies and practices and advising about the intersection of leave laws and COVID-19 regulations.
He previously served as associate counsel for a national facility services company, where he advised senior management on compliance with labor and employment laws, determined litigation strategy, and coordinated enforcement of the company’s restrictive covenants. He also represented the company at mediations and investigations involving local, state and federal agencies, such as the EEOC, Department of Labor, and NLRB. Mr. Wallen also has significant experience implementing employee relations programs, and training management on best practices with respect to employee investigations.
News & Publications
- Website Compliance with the ADA: Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores and a Web of Confusion for Businesses and Nonprofits
- New Jersey Executive Order Sets Health and Safety Standards for Employers
- Determining Whether Covid-19 Illnesses Are Work-Related
- Bostock v. Clayton County: Supreme Court Protects Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Workplace
- Construction Workers’ Return and COVID-19
- EEOC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance Addresses COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace and More
- How Can Pennsylvania Employers Comply with State Health Orders in Light of the EEOC’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance?
- COVID-19: The Department of Labor Issues FFCRA Regulations
- Is Your Business Essential? Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Provides Guidance
- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) – What Employers and Workers Need to Know
- COVID-19 and COBRA: Health Benefits Issues for Employers Considering Layoffs or Reduction of Employee Hours
- U.S. DOL Releases Initial Guidance For Employers on Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- U.S. and New York Legislation Gives Workers Covid-19 Paid Sick Leave, with Other States Considering Related Bills
- The EEOC’s Coronavirus Guidance Amid Uncertain Times
- Telecommuting in the Time of COVID-19
- 3 Hiring Hurdles Posed By Philly Salary History Ban
- “WARN”ing for Garden State Employers: New Rules for Reduction in Force
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2012
- Dickinson College, B.A. in Economics and American History, 2008
- Pennsylvania, 2012
- New Jersey, 2012
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey