Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
222 Mulberry Street | Scranton, PA 18503
Join us for Capitol Conversations, a stimulating and informative legislative series. Capitol Conversations provides a unique opportunity for our members to start their day informed with insider updates from our esteemed legislators and appointed officials in an intimate and interactive setting. This event is designed to foster open dialogue and collaboration between elected officials and our member businesses, empowering us to shape a better future together.
Secretary Walker, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Walker served as the first Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s newly created Fair Labor Section since 2017. Under Walker’s leadership, the Fair Labor Section has worked on behalf of workers and law-abiding employers across Pennsylvania to ensure they are being treated fairly and lawfully. The Section leads multistate Attorneys General investigations, has negotiated agreements with national gig companies for worker protections and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has served as lead counsel in matters of national importance, including lawsuits bringing Administrative Procedure Act challenges to amendments to the tip and joint employer rules. The Office of Attorney General also has filed criminal charges against employers, including theft of wages and benefits from workers on state and federally funded projects. In 2021, Walker helped to lead a successful criminal investigation resulting in a $21 million dollar plea deal in a case involving theft of fringe benefits money from workers, the largest case of its kind in the country.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Deputy, Walker focused her private practice on labor and employment law throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. She is licensed to practice before state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New York, is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and was a long-time volunteer with the Support Center for Child Advocates.
Walker comes from a family of teachers and steelworkers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.