Barbara Rittinger Rigo focuses her practice on representing management in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including:
- Trials for race, gender, age, disability and national origin discrimination claims
- Family and Medical Leave Act litigation
- Wage and hour class actions
- Trade secret law
She defends clients in all types of industries, including transportation, hospitality and pharmaceutical, in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and state and federal departments of labor.
Barbara focuses a large part of her practice on counseling employers on day-to-day compliance with local, state and federal statutes, such as:
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Title VII
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
- Wage payment collection laws
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
She is a frequent speaker on those and other topics. She also drafts and reviews employer policies and employment and severance agreements for clients spanning numerous industries.
Barbara is a member of Littler Mendelson's Diversity Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Littler, she was an associate at two large firms in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. In law school, she was a senior editor of the Dickinson Law Review.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group
- Woolsack Honor Society