Ms. Peet also counsels employers on various employee relations matters such as Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, reductions in force, wage and hour compliance, hiring, discharge and disciplinary practices, drafting and enforcing employment agreements, including non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, and creating employee relations policies and procedures.
Ms. Peet provides training to clients and their employees on a wide variety of employment-related topics such as diversity, hiring, discipline and discharge, anti-harassment, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, and wage and hour compliance. Ms. Peet is results-driven and employs a highly individualized and strategic approach to handling litigation with an emphasis on her clients’ business and legal objectives. Some of her representations include:
•Obtaining defense verdict for an HR services company in a lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act
•Obtaining dismissal of an age discrimination claim for a national health care company
•Obtaining dismissal of a race discrimination claim for a large hospital system
•Obtaining denial of conditional certification in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action for a national retirement community
Devoted to giving back to her community, Ms. Peet is a Board of Director for Developmental Enterprises Corporation (“DEC”), a non-profit organization located in Norristown, Pennsylvania, that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities.
While at Franklin & Marshall College, Ms. Peet was Class President and a member of Black Pyramid Senior Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. During law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as an Editorial Board Member for Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Developmental Enterprises Corporation, Board of Directors
• Employers are Stung with a Hefty Price When Employees Suffer an Identity Theft,” Supervision; July 2008 edition; Volume 69, number 7. [Author]
In the News
March 27, 2019
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily
Stephanie Peet Discusses Labor and Employment Law Trends for 2019
Stephanie Peet discusses the latest trends among the DOL, EEOC, and the NLRB that are critical to the labor and employment law landscape in Agency check-in: 2019 snapshot, published by Employment Law Daily.
May 8, 2017
Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy Discuss Employee Handbook Revisions
Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy discuss how often employers should conduct employee handbook reviews in Does Your Employee Handbook Need a Midyear Checkup? published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article
December 19, 2016
Stephanie Peet, K. Joy Chin and Timothy McCarthy Author Philadelphia to Restrict Wage History in Hiring Decisions
Stephanie Peet, K. Joy Chin and Timothy McCarthy author Philadelphia to Restrict Wage History in Hiring Decisions, published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article
March 8, 2019
Department of Labor Releases New Proposed Overtime Rule, Sets Minimum Salary at $35,308
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new proposed rule raising the annual minimum salary requirements for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional). Under the new proposed rule, the salary level for the white collar exemptions will increase to $35,308,...
February 26, 2019
Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019
Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Are You My Employee? - Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer - Is an “independent contract” enough?...
December 20, 2018
Philadelphia City Council Enacts Broad Scheduling Regulations
The Philadelphia City Council has passed the Philadelphia Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, intended to regulate scheduling practices for the employers in the city in the hospitality, retail, and food services industries. Mayor Jim Kenney (D) is expected to sign the Ordinance, which would become effective on January 1, 2020...
Managing Legal Issues for Non-Traditional Workers in the Technology Industry
May 1, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Wage and Hour
Pump the Breaks: Employers Cannot Bypass Obligation to Compensate Employees for Short Rest Periods
October 23, 2017
Refusing to compensate employees for short breaks is prohibited by the FLSA, the Third Circuit has confirmed.
By Stephanie J. Peet and Amanda E. Steinke
Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Business Group Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law
July 7, 2017
Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance, initially scheduled to take effect on May 23, 2017, remains on hold. The Ordinance has been subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.
By Stephanie J. Peet, K. Joy Chin and Timothy M. McCarthy
Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law
June 7, 2017
Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance lives on, for now.
By Stephanie J. Peet
Professional Associations and Activities
•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Philadelphia Bar Association
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