Tiffani L. McDonough
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Tiffani L. McDonough's national practice includes representing companies, hospitals and educational institutions in employment litigation involving the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She routinely counsels employers in human resources matters, such as disability accommodation issues, family medical leave issues, hiring and discharge, wage and hour compliance, noncompetition agreements, and the creation and implementation of workplace policies.  Ms. McDonough is also the Editor and Author of the HRLegalist (www.hrlegalist.com), an online resource on the latest developments and trends in labor and employment law as well as analysis and commentary regarding best practices for employers.

In 2014, Ms. McDonough was named as a Pennsylvania "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer, an award which recognized the top 36 lawyers under 40 years old in Pennsylvania. Ms. McDonough was also named to the 2014 and 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Stars as listed in both Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® magazine. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Thomson Reuters, Legal as being among the top-up-and-coming lawyers in Pennsylvania. Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive this honor each year.  Prior to joining Obermayer, Ms. McDonough practiced in the area of labor and employment law at two global AM Law 100 law firms.  While in law school, Ms. McDonough was an Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review and received the Villanova Law Review Associate Editor Award for her service.

She regularly lectures attorneys and human resources professionals on employment law issues.  Ms. McDonough’s speaking engagements include:

  • ADA Primer: Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (June 18, 2014)
  • Implementing the ADA’s Interactive Process & Current Trends in Reasonable Accommodation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 20th Annual Employment Law Institute (April 25, 2014)
  • Legal Guidelines for Electronic Retention of Documents & Evidentiary Considerations, Liberty Bell Chapter of ARMA International (April 24, 2014)
  • The Rights of College Athletes to Unionize, Sports/Entertainment Law Society at the University of Tulsa College of Law (April 16, 2014)
  • Labor & Employment Issues Affecting the Fashion Industry, Fashion Talks! Speaker Series Workshop, New York Law School (April 3, 2014)
  • The Pre-Hiring Process, 4th Annual Hiring and Terminating: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law Seminar, Sterling Education (March 26, 2014)
  • Navigating the Evolving Landscape of the Workplace, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians & Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (February 7, 2014)
  • Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Nineteenth Annual Employment Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 16, 2013)

She has authored numerous articles, book chapters and educational materials in the area of labor and employment law for various publications, including: American Bar Association, The Legal Intelligencer, Corporate Counsel, The New Jersey Law Journal, The Texas Lawyer, Philadelphia Business Journal, The Corporate Counselor, The Wage & Hour Defense Institute, Compensation and Benefits Law Bulletin, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, and The Business Council of New York State. She is also a regular contributor to The Legal Intelligencer’s In-House Counsel Column and Law.com. Ms. McDonough's publications include:

Honors & Awards

    • Named Pennsylvania "Lawyer on the Fast Track 2014" by The Legal Intelligencer
    • 2014 and 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Stars as listed in both Philadelphia magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® magazine.

Professional & Civic Activities

    • American Bar Association
    • Philadelphia Bar Association

Articles

Related Publications

    • Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook, Contributing Author, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, (2d. ed. 2014)
    • ADA Primer: Reasonable Accommodation in the Workplace, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (June 2014)
    • Implementing the ADA’s Interactive Process & Current Trends in Reasonable Accommodation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (April 2014)
    • The Pre-Hiring Process, Sterling Education (February 2014)
    • New York Human Resources Manual (2011), Contributing Author, The Business Council of New York State (American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC) 
    • New York Human Resources Manual (2010), Contributing Author, The Business Council of New York State (American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC)
    • Pennsylvania Human Resources Manual (2010), Contributing Author, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC)
    • New Jersey Human Resources Manual (2010), Contributing Author, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC)
    • In the Wake of Prowel v. Wise Business Forms, Inc., Pennsylvania Bar Institute Sixteenth Annual Employment Law Institute (April 14, 2010), Contributing Author
    • Pennsylvania Human Resources Manual (2009), Contributing Author, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC)
    • The National Employer (2008), Contributing Author, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    • The Mid-Atlantic Employer (2008), Contributing Author, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    • The National Employer (2007), Contributing Author, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    • The Mid-Atlantic Employer (2007), Contributing Author, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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