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Sheri L. Giger

Principal
Pittsburgh

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

Biography

Sheri L. Giger is a Principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Her practice focuses on preventative advice and counsel, particularly in the area of leave management, focusing on the ADA, FMLA, paid sick leave, and related leave statutes and policies, including process improvement strategies.  Her practice also includes policy/handbook development (particularly for multi-state issues and compliance), reductions-in-force, background checks, FCRA advice, hiring and interviewing, wage and hour, internal investigation advice, and other preventative workplace practices.  Ms. Giger also conducts extensive training on the same topics and other management issues such as performance improvement, documentation, and anti-harassment. She also defends charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies.

Prior to entering the field of law, Ms. Giger worked in human resources for seven years for a Fortune 500 company, specifically in employee communications, EEO, affirmative action planning, internal investigations of discrimination complaints, project management of workforce reductions in force, and organizational development.  She also obtained her M.S. in Human Resource Management.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Member, Partners Board

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June 3, 2019
SHRM

Sheri Giger Authors "Understanding FMLA Leave for a Family Member’s Military Service"

June 3, 2019

Sheri Giger authors "Understanding FMLA Leave for a Family Member’s Military Service," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 10, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Sponsors DMEC Conference; Attorneys Showcase workthruIT's® Enhanced Leave-Related Capabilities

May 10, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 10, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, was proud to be a Partner Level Sponsor at last week’s Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference, an annual event geared towards providing employers with the latest strategies and... Read More

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July 24, 2017

Former Employees Do Not Have Right to Inspect Personnel Files, Pennsylvania High Court Clarifies

July 24, 2017

Terminated employees, even those recently separated, are not entitled to inspect their personnel file under the Pennsylvania Inspection of Employment Records Law (the “Act”), according to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, No. 30 EAP 2016 (June 20,... Read More

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

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What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes
August 19, 2019

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 25th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations and related issues to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability. Read More

Paid Sick Days Back on Track in Pittsburgh
July 17, 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”) in a decision today, overturning two lower court decisions that found the Act was invalid as an impermissible business regulation. Read More

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes
July 3, 2019

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the 24th blog in this series, which digs into the FMLA regulations to address discrete mis-steps that can result in legal liability. Read More