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Press Release: Forum For Ethics in the Workplace to Host November Breakfast
Date: 10/19/2006

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Forum For Ethics in the Workplace to Host November Breakfast

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host the breakfast event, "Illegal Work? Immigration Laws and the Ethics of Employment," beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at The Best Western, Lehigh Valley Conference Center, Gateway Drive off of Routes 22 and 512.

Keynote speakers are David Vaida, who was an initial founding board member and has served as chairman of the board of governors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley and attorney with experience in the area of immigration law; and John F. Brinson, president and CEO of 24-7 Fitness Clubs with four locations in the area. Each will offer a distinct viewpoint regarding the nature of the current state of immigration laws for workers in the U.S., who is responsible for what areas of the law and the business community's responsibility to balance ethical practices with business development. Each will offer an initial presentation followed by discussions and oral summaries at individual tables and closing remarks.

"Immigration laws have taken on a controversial color in recent political debates," said the Reverend Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and managing director of the Forum.

"Our focus, however, is on business ethics, and we plan to discuss this hot topic from the perspective of the workplace. Is the employment of illegal immigrants an ethical business practice? Should consumers be concerned about who is doing work for them? In some way, this issue touches all of us, as a matter of justice, opportunity, and humanity."

Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast and table discussions based on the two speakers' presentations. Registration and breakfast is $25 per person or a discounted, $175 for a table of 8.

To register, send a check made out to the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace to Lore McFadden-Westwood, The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA, 18034. For more information, call the Salesian Center at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244.1100, ext. 1244.

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace, a Lehigh Valley organization operating since 2000, united with the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University January 1, 2006. The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture was established in 2000 to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. By its collaboration with the Forum, the Salesian Center is able to extend its mission of social engagement into the corporate world and is able to capitalize on the working relationships that the Forum has already established in the business community. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.

Press Release: Forum For Ethics in the Workplace to Host November Breakfast | Posted on: 10/19/2006

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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