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Stephanie K. Rawitt

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Philadelphia

Two Commerce Square
2001 Market St, Suite 2620
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Education
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts
B.A., cum laude, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Stephanie K. Rawitt

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Stephanie Rawitt partners with human resources, legal and administrative departments as well as directly with C-Suites to create, manage, and maintain the most current employment policies and procedures. 

She is vigilant on behalf of these clients ensuring that companies are in compliance with the eternally shifting federal, state, and local laws. She provides legal services and advice on employment matters to a variety of clients in the healthcare, senior services, educational, and non-profit industries. Her client roster includes hospitals, medical practices, and home healthcare companies. On the senior services side, she works with retirement communities and assisted living facilities. In education, she supports colleges and universities, both public and private, and provides public entities and nonprofit organizations the same level of attention and care as her private business and corporate clients.

As part of her ongoing relationship with clients, she advises on issues concerning statutory compliance with employment laws, such as the ADA, Title VII, the ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, Form I-9 compliance, and state wage laws. As part of her advisory service, Stephanie offers training programs on a full range of employment matters, as well as assistance to personnel management on a variety of workplace issues.

Stephanie represents employers facing claims at the state, federal or local level from the administrative agencies through to federal and state court. Stephanie has significant experience handling employment-related liability matters, including wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, grievance claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, federal civil rights claims, federal and state statutory claims (Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, PHRA), and related tort claims.

Awards/Achievements
Recognized as a 2011 Top Woman Lawyer in the Northeast by Arrive Magazine
AV® Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Newsletter Alerts
City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Effective March 15, 2020 Final Department of Labor Overtime Exemption Rule Released – Salary Threshold IncreasedDOL Guidance: Gig Economy Workers Are Independent ContractorsSexual Harassment in the 21st CenturyEmployers Violate the Disclosure Requirements of the FCRA if They Include Anything More Than the Disclosure ItselfNew Year, New President - How Will Employers Be Affected?Tough Love - Philadelphia's New Wage Theft Law Carries A Mighty Punch (Or Does It)
Articles
"2018: The Year of the Dog...Or is It the Year of the Employer," PA Law Weekly, January 2018Quoted, What Can Employers Do If Former Employees Can’t Be Reached?, Law360, February 22, 2021The Legal Intelligencer, "Employment Law Issues Continue Forward Motion in 2019," December 2019The Legal Intelligencer, "2018: The Year of the Dog...Or is It the Year of the Employer," January 2018The Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly, "New Year, New President - How Will Employers Be Affected?" January 17, 2017New Year, New President - How Will Employers Be Affected? - Legal Intelligencer/PA Law Weekly, January 17, 2017The Legal Intelligencer/Pennsylvania Law Weekly, "New Year, New Laws for Employers to Consider," January 26, 2016Law.com, “'Employeefication' of a Sharing Economy? Uber Ruling Highlights Independent Contractor Classification Debate,” June 2015Clark Hill E-Alert, "Mandatory Paid Sick Leave in Philadelphia," February 2015Law.com, “Telecommuting is Recognized as an ADA Reasonable Accommodation,” April 2014Law.com, "Legislating Workplace Bullying," March 2014Clark Hill E-Alert, “Stirring the Pot: Workplace Drug Policy Implementation in the Era of Legalized Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana,” January 2014Clark Hill E-Alert, “Old Time Religion’ Takes Center Stage in The Workplace – Religious Discrimination Claims on The Rise,” November 2013The Legal Intelligencer, “Protecting Against Negligent Hiring,” May 31, 2000Counterpoint, “State Immune from Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Claims,” April 2000PDI News, “No Jury Trial for Plaintiffs Under PHRA,” March 2000Counterpoint, “U.S. Supreme Court’s Kumho Ruling Applies Daubert to Non-Scientific Evidence,” July 1999Legislating Workplace Bullying
Presentations
WEBINAR: Working-Off-The-Clock: Minimizing Wage and Hour Exposure from Digital Devices and Working at HomeWEBINAR: Spring Cleaning: Is Your Company in Compliance?Advanced FMLA: Issues and Solutions Webinar, Lorman, February 25, 2021Reductions in Force and Facility Closures: Things Employers Should Consider to Reduce the Risk of LiabilityTackling the Overlap Between the FMLA, ADA, and WCPresenter, "An Employer's Response to the Families First Coronavirus Act and CARES Act," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 7, 2020Co-Presenter, " COVID-19: Updated Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act Debrief," Clark Hill, March 31, 2020WEBINAR: Updated Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act DebriefWEBINAR: "Families First Coronavirus Response Act"Co-Presenter, "Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Everything Employers Need to Know About the New Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Law," Clark Hill, March 23, 2020Co-Presenter, "Performance and Termination Decisions Under the FMLA and ADA: Avoiding Retaliation Claims and Litigation When Disciplining or Discharging Employees on Protected Leave,” Strafford, March 18, 2020Presenter, "Cybersecurity Attacks in the World of Employment," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2018Presenter, "Cybersecurity & Employment - Protecting Your Business From the Inside," Chester County SHRM - Leadership & More Summit, April 2018Moderator, “Hi, I am from the Department of Labor and I Would Like to See Your Pay Records,” PBI Employment Law Institute, April 2017Presenter, “Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law,” Delaware Valley Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2017Presenter, “Wage and Hour Issues in 2017,” Delaware Valley Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2017Presenter, “Don’t Pull That Credit Report So Fast – The New Pitfalls of Employee Background Checks,” Delaware Valley Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2017Presenter, “Spring Cleaning: Is Your Company in Compliance?” Clark Hill Webinar, March 2017Presenter, “Employee Background Checks,” Clark Hill In-House Counsel Webinar, January 2017DON’T PULL THAT CREDIT REPORT SO FAST: The New Pitfalls of Employee Background Checks, Webinar, January 2018Presenter, “Making ‘Cents’ of Wage & Hour Laws,” PBI Annual Employment Law Institute, April 2016Presenter, “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law,” “Wage & Hour Update,” “Will My Employee Ever Work Full Time and at Full Capacity Again?” Delaware Valley Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 2016Panelist, “Working Off-The-Clock: Minimizing Wage and Hour Exposure from Digital Devices and Working at Home,” Clark Hill Webinar, March 2016Presenter, “Employment Law in the Staffing World,” Clark Hill Webinar, October 27, 2015, and November 3, 2015Webinar: Employment Law in the Staffing World (Part 2)Webinar: Employment Law in the Staffing World (Part 1)Webinar: Background Checks: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and HowPresenter, “Background Checks: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How,” Clark Hill Webinar, August 2015Presenter, “Hot Labor & Employment Law Topics for 2015,” The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel CLE Program, June 2015Presenter, “Am I Properly Classifying My Employees?” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute, April 2015Presenter, “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law,” Clark Hill Employment Law Conference, April 2015Presenter, “An Ounce of Prevention: How to Stay Out of Employment Lawsuits,” Pittsburgh Employment Law Conference, October 2014Presenter, “The Three R’s of Post-Employment - Releases, Restrictive Covenants, and Reference Requests,” Pittsburgh Employment Law Conference, October 2014An Ounce of Prevention: How to Stay Out of Employment LawsuitsThe Three R's of Post-Employment - Releases, Restrictive Covenants, and Reference RequestsModerator, “Workplace Harassment Training” to Restaurant Franchise,” September 2014Presenter, “A View Through the Looking Glass: Key Issues in Federal and State Wage-and-Hour Laws,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Employment Law Institute, April 2014Presenter, “Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct,” The Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel CLE Program, March 2014Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct - Legal Intelligencer In-House Counsel CLE, March 18, 2014Presenter, “Hot Labor & Employment Topics for Human Resources in 2014,” Clark Hill Employment Law Conference, March 2014Hot Topics in Labor & Employment LawPresenter, “ADA/FMLA Compliance: Traps for the Unwary,” Clark Hill/ Thorp Reed Employment Law Conference, October 2013Presenter, “EEOC Update and The Health Information Technology,” Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, September 2013Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Strategic Plan and Compliance Targets for 2015Dealing with Common Problems Under the ADA and FMLA