Jana P. Grimm
(724) 749-3121
Office: Southpointe
J.D. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Thiel College
Licensure: PA | WV
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Jana Grimm concentrates her practice in employment and civil litigation and has represented hospitals, manufacturers, and corporate clients in all aspects of labor and employment relations. 

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2003-2014 Eckert Seamans Cherin Mellott, LLC

Speaking Engagements

“Avoiding Discrimination Pitfalls,” Wells Fargo Insurance Group Risk Management Roundtable, March 2015

“NLRB Update - Union & Non-Union Employers Beware,” Steptoe & Johnson, Employment Essentials Presentation, October 2014

Numerous training presentations of supervisors, foremen and workforce of various clients regarding harassment, sexual harassment, hiring and firing, handbook policies and staying union free.

"Recent Developments in Employer Regulation of Social Media in the Workplace," Washington County Bar Association, January 2013

"Who's Knocking at Your Door?" Eckert Seamans Human Resources Forum, December 2010

"Sexual Harassment and Related Issues," March 2010

"Hiring Practices - Hiring and Keeping the Right People While Avoiding Discrimination Pitfalls," June 2007

"Adverse Impact Age Discrimination: A Discussion of the Ramifications to Employees of the Supreme Court's Decision in the Smith v. City of Jackson Decision," May 2005

Lecturer for the Cambridge Institute on subjects including employee/employer privacy and surveillance, hiring practices, sexual harassment and discrimination and union free workplaces.

Key Experience

Represented employers in union representation elections; unfair labor practice changes, collective bargaining negotiations; employee grievance arbitrations; age, sex, and race discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act; counseling in employment-related matters including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, reductions in force, hiring and terminations, handbooks and policies; unemployment and harassment litigation; and conducts workforce and supervisor training in employment-related matters
Represented commercial developers in all aspects of land development including providing representation before local planning, zoning, and supervisory boards
Counseled clients regarding corporate matters including entity formation, buy-sell and operating agreements, and purchase and acquisition matters

Memberships & Awards

OSHA - 10 Construction Industry Outreach Certification
Washington County Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association