Lee is the Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Lee has more than 15 years of experience practicing labor and employment law and has had the privilege of representing employers and employees in a wide variety of matters at all stages of counseling and litigation. Lee’s clients range in size from very large to very small companies, including, multi-state asset/property management and construction companies, a large infrastructure and site development contractor, a major employer in the healthcare industry, local businesses in the hospitality industry, and small distribution companies. Lee is available to her clients to provide counseling on day-to-day workplace issues to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and to mitigate litigation risk as much as possible.
Among other things, she has advised her clients related to the hiring, discipline and terminating of employees, workforce reductions, and employer obligations under common law and local and state sick leave laws, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act, FLSA, ERISA, Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and Minimum Wage Act, PHRA, and Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance. Further, Lee has been entrusted to conduct prompt, thorough, and unbiased workplace investigations of and submit reports concerning allegations of harassment, discrimination and workplace misconduct.
After litigation has begun, Lee has gained vast experience defending employers against claims brought under the foregoing laws, which matters include but are not limited to, most recently:
Lee also has represented thousands of employees in a half dozen WARN Act class actions, all of which have ended in favorable settlements for the displaced employees.
Lee practices before Pennsylvania state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the EEOC, the PHRC, the PCHR, the NLRB, and the DOL. She also has been admitted to practice pro hac vice when representing her clients in states such as California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., High Honors
Lafayette College, B.A., cum laude
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Author, “EEOC Warns Employers Against Antibody Testing,” June 19, 2020
Author, “CDC Interim Guidance Enables Essential Workers to Continue Working After Potential Exposure to COVID-19,” April 13, 2020
Author, “CARES Act Significantly Expands Unemployment Benefits,” March 27, 2020
Author, “Considerations Regarding Furloughing Employees,” March 19, 2020
Author, “Labor and Employment Alert: The Department of Labor Withdraws 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees,” Labor and Employment Update, December 18, 2018
Author, “Lee Moylan Appointed Recruitment Chair of Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP,” December 1, 2018
Author, “New Jersey Enacts Sweeping Equal Pay Legislation,” Labor and Employment Update, Summer 2018
Author, “In December 2017, The National Labor Relations Board Issued Three Significant Employer-Friendly Decisions,” Labor and Employment Update, Winter 2018
Author, “The Third Circuit Reiterates that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Proscribes Age Discrimination, not Merely Forty-and-Over Discrimination,” Labor and Employment Update, Fall 2017
Author, “Post-Termination Conduct Can Subject Employer to Claims of Retaliation,” Labor and Employment Update, Summer 2017
Author, “With Certain Exceptions, Philadelphia Employers May Not Lawfully Obtain or Consider Credit History Information in Making Employment Decisions,” Labor and Employment Update, Summer 2016
In addition to counseling her clients on various pressing personnel matters and employment questions, Lee has served as pre-litigation and litigation counsel for numerous clients in various matters, including: