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Sheri L. Giger

Principal
Pittsburgh

P 412-338-5146
F 412-232-3441
GigerS@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Sheri L. Giger is a Principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on preventive human resource policy development, training and counseling and advice.

Ms. Giger also works on policy/handbook development, particularly for multi-state issues and compliance. She also works with compliance issues under the American with Disabilities Act, as amended, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as amended. Ms. Giger counsels and conducts extensive training on topics such as anti-harassment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour, hiring and interviewing, background checks, and preventative workplace practices. She also defends charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies.

Prior to entering the field of law, Ms. Giger worked for seven years for a Fortune 500 company in human resources at a 20,000+ employee site in South Carolina. Her varied responsibilities included employee communications development and oversight for an 1,800+ employee technology center, project management of affirmative action planning for 14,000+ employees, defending charges of discrimination filed with federal and state agencies, and conducting internal investigations of discrimination complaints. She also conducted training on sexual harassment prevention, ADA compliance and accommodation, and management EEO responsibilities. Ms. Giger was also responsible for project management of a 9,000+ employee workforce restructuring effort. Ms. Giger also worked in Organizational Development, assisting in strategic planning and working on a team that developed a new competency-based performance appraisal system.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Member, Partners Board

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May 23, 2017

Pittsburgh to Appeal Block of City’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

May 23, 2017

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a lower court’s ruling invalidating the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), the ordinance adopted in 2015 requiring all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick leave to all full- and part-time employees. The Mayor’s office has confirmed that it... Read More

April 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Governor Issues Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Rights

April 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two executive orders protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. The first executive order covers discrimination by state agencies, and the second applies to state contractors as well as companies who receive state grants. Currently, a... Read More

January 15, 2016

Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Update: Union Appeals Court’s Decision Invalidating the Act

January 15, 2016

The Service Employees International Union Local 32 BJ (“SEIU”) has appealed the December 21, 2015, Order of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas invalidating the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”), the ordinance requiring all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick... Read More

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