Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

From Washington to the Workplace: How the Biden-Harris Administration Could Change Employment Law

Program Number: 3116

Program Date: 01/08/2021


During the 2020 campaign, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris announced a series of proposed changes to federal labor and employment laws that could swing the pendulum in a decidedly worker-friendly direction. The Biden-Harris platform includes, among other things, measures to make private-sector unionization easier, a minimum wage hike and broader overtime rules, a crackdown on independent contractor misclassification, and restrictions on non-compete clauses and other restrictive covenants often included in employment agreements. During this presentation (which will take place shortly after the Georgia runoff elections that will determine the composition of the Senate) we will discuss what employers should be preparing for under a Biden-Harris administration.

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California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

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Ivo Becica, Esq.

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Ivo is an attorney in Obermayer’s Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. He focuses his practice on representing employers, including advising companies on how to handle employee issues, and defending employee claims when they are filed.

Ivo draws on his experience defending employee claims to anticipate potential areas of risk and make sure the client is aware of those risks. He and the client then collaboratively arrive at a solution that minimizes the risk of claims, while taking the needs of the business into account. Ivo’s goal in litigation is always to uncover all of the hidden strengths and weaknesses of both sides of the case as soon as possible, enabling his clients to make informed decisions.

As a litigator, Ivo aggressively defends his clients when an employee files a claim in state or federal court, in private binding arbitration, or before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). His goal is to promptly assess the value of these claims and the client’s potential exposure.

When Ivo is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping and spending time outdoors, long-distance running, competing in triathlons, stand-up comedy, and playing guitar.


Melissa Blanco, Esq.

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Melissa Blanco is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Department, focusing her practice on employment-related agreements, executive compensation and employee benefits, labor arbitration, and wage and hour matters. Melissa also represents clients in labor and employment related litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge claims.

As a Latina and first-generation college graduate, Melissa values hard work, diligence, and persistence. For her, being a lawyer means being a lifelong learner: learning to stand in someone else’s shoes; learning to see through someone else’s eyes; and learning to make a tangible difference in the world. Melissa’s practice approach is holistic. She listens to her clients concerns, researches the governing law, and strategizes with the clients to make sure they are not only complying with the law but also maintaining a level of moral amongst their employees. Melissa is both a native speaker of English and Spanish.

When not working, Melissa coaches Penn State Law’s mock trial teams, plays intramural soccer, seeks out new, local restaurants, and reads novels, particularly those written by Jodi Picoult.