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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

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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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March 27, 2019
Wolters Kluwer Employment Law Daily

Stephanie Peet Discusses Labor and Employment Law Trends for 2019

March 27, 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.    Read More

May 8, 2017
SHRM

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
SHRM

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

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October 7, 2019

Common Mistakes Companies Make with Gig Economy Workers

October 7, 2019

It is no secret that traditional employers often benefit from non-traditional workplace arrangements available in the gig economy, such as relief from paying unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation plans or being exempt from many minimum wage or overtime laws that apply to the traditional employer-employee relationship.... Read More

June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 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: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

March 8, 2019

Department of Labor Releases New Proposed Overtime Rule, Sets Minimum Salary at $35,308

March 8, 2019

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,... Read More

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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. Read More

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