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Ms. Signs’ practice concerns complex employment matters, focusing primarily on class and collective wage and hour, discrimination and Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation. She has experience pursuing appellate issues related to employment-related class and collective action litigation, having co-authored several principle and amicus briefs in cutting-edge class action employment cases. Ms. Signs routinely advises employers on an array of labor and employment compliance matters. Those include Fair Credit Reporting Act and state background check issues; best practices vis-à-vis employment dispute resolution programs; and drafting, enforcing and negotiating restrictive covenants. A member of the firmwide Business Continuity Amid COVID-19 Team, she advises her clients regarding telecommuting and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The day before Equal Pay Day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled that employers defending claims under the Equal Pay Act cannot
Continue Reading Ninth Circuit: Employers May Not Consider Salary History in Deciding to Pay Men and Woman Differently

Employers with operations in Pennsylvania should beware that a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court opinion confirmed what federal courts in Pennsylvania previously predicted:  Pennsylvania law entitles certain employees to more overtime
Continue Reading PA Superior Court: For Some Employees, PA Law Requires More Overtime Compensation

A Sixth Circuit opinion filed this week reaffirms what experienced Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) attorneys have known for some time:  when it comes to employer arbitration programs, they are
Continue Reading Employers With Arbitration Programs Need To Read This – Sixth Circuit Refuses To Stop Collective Action Notice To Employees with Individual Arbitration Agreements