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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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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

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

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What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes
September 4, 2018

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the seventeenth in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration. Being unaware of new FMLA interpretations from the U.S. Read More

By Sheri L. Giger and Bryant Andrews-Nino

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes
July 12, 2018

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the sixteenth in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration. Read More

By Sheri L. Giger and Bryant Andrews-Nino

What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes.
May 14, 2018

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the fifteenth in a series highlighting some of the more common mistakes employers can inadvertently make regarding FMLA administration. Read More

By Sheri L. Giger and Bryant Andrews-Nino