Two new laws – the PUMP Act and the Pregnancy Worker Fairness Act – have recently been passed and put new requirements on employers.  In this episode, host Jeff Stewart is joined by Tanya Salgado, and they dive into what employers must do to comply with these new laws and what policies will need to be updated.

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Meet the Speakers

Host: Jeff Stewart, Counsel at White and Williams LLP

Jeff Stewart focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He represents business, governmental and not-for-profit employers in all phases of labor and employment law matters.
Jeff defends employment actions related to workplace discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims. Jeff’s clients appreciate his desire to get to know the unique aspects of their businesses and his ability to then apply the law to their particular circumstances. He counsels clients about non-compete agreements, sexual harassment investigations, FLSA compliance, unemployment compensation, and drafting employment policies and handbooks.
Jeff also tries cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. He handles unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitration. He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections. Jeff serves as lead negotiator during collective bargaining and advises his clients on all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing. In addition to his private-sector clients, Jeff represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.
Tanya Salgado, Partner at White and Williams LLP

Tanya Salgado’s practice includes employment law, education law and commercial litigation. For more than twenty years, she has defended businesses and non-profits in federal and state court in cases involving allegations of discrimination on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, as well as claims alleging sexual harassment, FMLA and wage and hour violations and wrongful discharge. Tanya also provides advice to human resources professionals and all levels of management regarding employment law compliance issues, including wage and hour laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act.

Clients call on Tanya to deliver tailored management training presentations on a variety of topics, such as absenteeism, documentation, equal employment opportunity issues for managers and harassment avoidance in the workplace.

Tanya provides litigation avoidance counseling to managers and human resources professionals. She regularly reviews employee handbooks and drafts policies and procedures. Tanya reviews employment applications and counsels management on hiring procedures in an increasingly regulated area of personnel management.  

In the area of education law, Tanya counsels colleges and universities on personnel policies and procedures, including review of employee handbooks. She has also represented these institutions in litigation in federal courts involving employment matters. Tanya is a certified Level 2 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator.

Her commercial litigation work includes contract disputes and non-compete agreement litigation.