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Katie provides a pragmatic and thoughtful approach to a wide range of labor and employment-related issues. As a litigator, she defends employers facing litigation in federal and state court and arbitration venues including FINRA and JAMS, in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and FMLA claims, as well as post-termination disputes including restrictive covenant enforcement (on both sides) and promissory note recovery actions.

On April 15, 2024, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released the long-awaited final regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The regulations will take effect on June 18, 2024. Read on for a summary of the additional clarity and guidance the regulations provide as to the scope and application of the PWFA.