Jill is a partner in and chair of Barley Snyder’s Employment Practice Group, where she counsels companies in handling workplace challenges and helps clients resolve disputes, claims, cases, and litigation in all aspects of labor and employment law.
As an employment law counselor, Jill assists in developing employment policies, employee handbook provisions, non-compete and restrictive covenants and severance agreements, and has assisted companies through difficult layoffs and reductions in force. Jill serves as her clients’ counselor-on-call, advising clients daily on a myriad of employment issues such as Internet and drug and alcohol abuse, evaluating requests for Family Medical Leave Act and military leaves of absence, questions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, using criminal background checks in hiring, conducting terminations, and other workplace challenges.
In her employment litigation practice, Jill represents employers and companies of all types - large and small, public, private, family-owned, emerging companies, entrepreneurs and others - on matters ranging from employment discrimination, benefits, contracts, collective action wage and hour claims, non-compete cases and unemployment compensation appeals to Sarbanes-Oxley and OSHA whistleblower cases, and labor management relations before administrative tribunals and state and federal courts.
Jill works with companies across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, products, retail, banking and other finance-related companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities and other health care entities, food processing, hospitality, construction and property management, communication, technology, transportation, agri-business, professional services and non-profit organizations. Examples of select matters which Jill has helped resolve for clients include:
Jill also defends Barley Snyder’s food and agribusiness clients in matters ranging from class and collective action wage and hour litigation, whistleblower complaints, restrictive covenants and employment discrimination claims, and provided counsel to companies on a wide range of employment practices and policies.
Jill was selected to the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection can be found at www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
A frequent speaker, Jill has trained companies, human resources professionals, managers and supervisors on best practices in such areas as: conducting sexual harassment investigations, planning reductions in force, handling mental disabilities under the ADA, understanding wage and hour laws, effective hiring and discharge strategies, EEOC compliance, managing Sarbanes-Oxley and whistleblower claims, and navigating the ADA - FMLA - Worker’s Compensation maze and other subjects.
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