Celia M. Joseph

Of Counsel

Philadelphia Office

(610) 230-2144 phone
(610) 230-2151 fax

cjoseph@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
    J.D. 1979, cum laude
  • Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, Philadelphia, PA
    M.B.A. 2002
  • Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C.
    Mediation Certificate 2009
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    B.A. 1975, Summa Cum Laude

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.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

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])
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

Presentations

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

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,
2012

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

Community

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

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
    J.D. 1979, cum laude
  • Drexel University's LeBow College of Business, Philadelphia, PA
    M.B.A. 2002
  • Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, D.C.
    Mediation Certificate 2009
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
    B.A. 1975, Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania