Carolyn Plump, J. D.

carolyn-plumpCarolyn Plump, J.D.

Assistant Professor

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Carolyn Plump obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Duke University and her law degree from Boston University Law School. Before joining the faculty at La Salle University, she worked in private practice as a labor and employment attorney at several international and regional law firms. She also served in two government positions during her legal career. She worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (California) and as an Assistant Chief Counsel at the Office of Chief Counsel for Employment in the United States Senate (Washington, DC).

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Commercial Business Litigation
  • Corporate and Government Compliance Issues
  • Contracts


  • B.A., Duke University
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law


  • MBA 901: Competing in a Global Market
  • LAW 300: Approach to Contracts
  • BUS 303: Legal Environment of Business
  • HON 368: Social Movements and Social Media


Plump, C. & Ketchen, D., “Managing the Legal Pitfalls of Organization Design: The Case of Virtual Teams,” Journal of Organization Design, Volume 2, Issue 3 (December 2013)

Plump, C. & Ketchen, D., “Paving a Road to Well? How the Legal Pitfalls of Wellness Programs Can Harm Organizational Performance,” Business Horizons, Volume 56, Number 3 (May/June 2013)

Plump, C., “Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide for Employers,” Business Horizons, Volume 53, Number 6 (November/December 2010)

Plump, C., “Can the CFAA Protect Your Business Data?” The Legal Intelligencer (December 9, 2009)

Plump, C. & Bonavita, C., “The New Employment Laws in Town: GINA and MHPAEA,” The Legal Intelligencer (October 14, 2009)

Plump, C., “It’s a Brave New World: How Businesses Should Address New Technology in the Workplace,” The Legal Intelligencer (August 12, 2009)

Plump, C., “The Time is Right to Prepare for Workplace Emergencies,” The Legal Intelligencer (June 10, 2009)


Plump, C. & Langemak, E. “Cross-collaboration: Rethinking Undergraduate and Graduate Education in a Global World,” Café Explorer Speaker Series, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 2, 2013)

Plump, C. “Mission: Reflections from a First-Year Faculty Member,” New Faculty Orientation, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August 19, 2013)

Plump, C. & Wingert, T. “Global Social Innovation for Public Good,” Lasallian Leadership Conference, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (July 16, 2013)

Weaver, W., Plump, C., & Cranston, A. “Interacting with Your Students Using Social Media,” Faculty Development Summer Institute, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 21, 2013)

Plump, C. “Ticker Treat? Don’t Be Scared of Classroom Technology Like Course Ticker,” Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Temple University, Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 23, 2013)

Plump, C. “Best Practices for Finding and Hiring Employees,” Fulton Bank Financial Series, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Doylestown, Pennsylvania (September 13, 2012)

Plump, C. “Do Wellness Programs Make Cents?” Bucks County Bar Association (August 25, 2011)

Plump, C. & Truelove, D. “Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace,” Bristol Township School District (July-August 2011)

Plump, C. “The Legal Implications of Wellness Programs,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar for (April 6, 2011)

Plump, C. “The Road to Wellness: Paved with Good Intentions?” Blue Cross/Blue Shield National Labor Management & Healthcare Strategies Conference (March 9, 2010)

Mensing, S. & Plump, C. “Associational Discrimination: Decisions, Trends, and Practice Pointers,” Philadelphia Bar Association (September 25, 2009)


Editor, “Is ‘Private’ Facebook Info Really Private? Cases Offer New Guidance on Social Networking,” Employment Law Report (September 2010)

Gurchiek, K., “Case Raises LinkedIn Ramifications,” Society for Human Resource Management (June 10, 2010)

Smith, A., “Avoid Common Myths When Coordinating FMLA and STD Leave,” Society for Human Resource Management (November 5, 2009)

Baldas, T., “Lawyers Warn Employers against Giving Glowing Reviews on LinkedIn,” The National Law Journal (July 6, 2009)

Shelly, J., “Court Rules Firing Caused Heart Attack,” Human Resource Executive Online (May 16, 2009)

Bridgeford, L., “Soothing Swine Flu Fears in the Workplace,” SMB Human Resources (April 30, 2009)

Kimes, M., “Lose Weight or Else! Should You Use Carrots – and Sticks – to Nudge Your Employees Toward Better Health and Higher Productivity?” Fortune Small Businesses – (July 3, 2008)

Wolgemuth, L., “Boo Hoo! Employers as Baby Sitters,” U.S. News & World Report (April 23, 2008)

Shelly, J., “Incentivizing Healthcare,” Human Resource Executive Online (April 21, 2008)

Smart, M. Payne, “The Wellness Cure,” Forward (March • April 2008)