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Whereas 10 years ago working from home was an exception afforded employees only under special circumstances, working from home today is the norm for millions of Americans. In fact, many Americans work from home at least 1 day per week. Many companies even set up employees with home offices in order to minimize the need for office space. The feasibility of working from home has placed the issue of telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation center stage.

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Stephanie K. Rawitt

Stephanie K. Rawitt provides services and advice to employers on employment and labor matters. She represents a variety of clients including hospitals, public entities, non-profit organizations, private businesses, colleges, universities, and corporations. Stephanie is a trusted advisor to both public and private companies. She works with Human Resources Departments to create, manage and maintain up-to-date employment policies and procedures to ensure that their companies are in compliance with Federal, State and Local laws. Stephanie advises employers 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, she offers training programs on a full range of employment matters as well as assistance to personnel management on issues related to hiring, performance, assessment, monitoring, investigations, discipline, discharge, workforce reduction programs, affirmative action plans, and risk assessments. In addition to her advisory services, Stephanie has counseled employers through workplace investigations. She also has significant experience in handling a full range of employment-related liability matters, including wrongful termination, grievance claims, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour claims, federal civil rights claims, federal and state statutory claims (Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, PHRA), and related tort claims (defamation, breach of contract, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc.). Stephanie has litigated cases before state and federal courts and various administrative agencies including the EEOC and PHRC. Stephanie is Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory “AV-Preeminent®” rated and has also been recognized as a 2011 Top Women Lawyer in the Northeast by Arrive Magazine.

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