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Stephanie J. Peet

Principal
Philadelphia

P 267-319-7818
F 215-399-2249
stephanie.peet@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Stephanie J. Peet is a Principal in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She regularly represents management in employment discrimination and wage and hour cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as equal employment opportunity and labor relations matters pending before federal and state agencies.

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.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Developmental Enterprises Corporation, Board of Directors

Published Works

  • "Employers are Stung with a Hefty Price When Employees Suffer an Identity Theft,” Supervision; July 2008 edition; Volume 69, number 7. [Author]

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Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy Discuss Employee Handbook Revisions

May 8, 2017

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  Read More

December 19, 2016
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Stephanie Peet, K. Joy Chin and Timothy McCarthy Author "Philadelphia to Restrict Wage History in Hiring Decisions"

December 19, 2016

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 Read More

July 15, 2016
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Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy Discuss Implications of Interview Questions

July 15, 2016

Stephanie Peet and Timothy McCarthy discuss implications of certain interview questions in SHRM's "Retention Strategy: Ask Applicants 'Any Family in the Area?" Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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Business Group Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law

June 15, 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. The City of Philadelphia agreed to halt enforcement of... Read More

June 5, 2017

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law

June 5, 2017

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance lives on, for now. The Ordinance, initially scheduled to take effect on May 23, 2017, 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. On May 30, the court dismissed the lawsuit.... Read More

April 27, 2017

Philadelphia Wage History Law Subject to Temporary Court Stay

April 27, 2017

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance may not go into effect as scheduled on May 23, 2017. It is subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.    The Ordinance prohibits employers in Philadelphia from inquiring about... Read More

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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. Read More

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law
June 7, 2017

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance lives on, for now. Read More

Philadelphia Mayor Signs into Law Legislation to Ban Inquiries into Wage History – Update
February 3, 2017

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Kenney signed the Wage History Ordinance into law, making Philadelphia the first major U.S. city to make it illegal for employers to inquire about a potential employee’s salary history. Employers have 120 days to comply as the bill will be effective as of May 23, 2017. Read More

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