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Christopher Durham

Principal - Duane Morris LLP

Christopher Durham, an attorney with Duane Morris LLP provides strategic employment advice and counseling on matters such as the preparation of human resources policies, wage and hour compliance, employee performance management and terminations, medical accommodation, FMLA compliance, labor-management relations and NLRA compliance, harassment and discrimination prevention, employee investigations, background checks and drug testing. He regularly counsels businesses on affirmative action / OFFCP compliance and the development and implementation of affirmative action programs, and defends businesses in OFCCP audits. Mr. Durham also represents businesses before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in various types of employment litigation. Mr. Durham is a member of the Philadelphia ILG.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26

Workshop 4

Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Hiring and Pay Equity Analyses
Christopher Durham, Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris), Paul White (Resolution Economics)

In this session, participants will learn the meaning of intersectionality and how it applies to workplace discrimination; best practices for analyzing intersectionality; and how to address potential issues related to intersectionality. 

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 2

Follow the Money: Handling Hiring Claims in OFCCP Audits
Christopher Durham, Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris), Valentin Estevez (Charles River Associates. Inc.)

The US labor market shows historically high numbers of separations and unfilled job openings.  As contractors struggle to retain employees and fill openings, the OFCCP is increasing its hiring audits and plans to closely scrutinize the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) hiring tools.  In this session, we will discuss the stages of an OFCCP hiring audit, from the initial request through the conciliation in process.  You will learn best practices to prepare and respond to an OFCCP hiring audit, including responding to the agency’s statistical analyses and backpay demands.