Cozen O’Connor: Salvatore, Bethany C.

Bethany C. Salvatore

Member

Pittsburgh

(412) 620-6516

(412) 275-2369

Recent Publication:

How to Conduct Criminal Background Checks the Right Way [HR Headaches Blog]

Criminal background checks are helpful in not only identifying applicants who might not be suitable for a job, but in limiting the potential liability associated with negligent hiring claims. Bethany Salvatore and Bryant Andrews answer your questions about when to conduct criminal background checks,...

Bethany focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including agency investigations, state and federal single-plaintiff actions, class and collective actions, and arbitrations, covering harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, constructive discharge, breach of fiduciary duty, restrictive covenants, and breach of contract actions. In addition to representing clients in employment litigation matters, Bethany helps clients avoid the courthouse steps by developing preventative strategies to keep employers compliant with labor, employment, and wage and hour laws. Bethany counsels employers on a variety of personnel issues, including but not limited to compliance with discrimination laws, family and medical leave laws, and wage and hour laws. She provides on-site management and employee training on these topics as well. Bethany also drafts executive agreements, restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements, severance packages, and personnel policies and procedures.

Bethany serves as a chapter editor for two highly regarded employment treatises: BNA's Employment Discrimination Law treatise and The Fair Labor Standards Act treatise. She regularly contributes to other employment law publications and presents at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on various employment topics. 

Bethany is proud to serve as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity mentor. She was featured in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law in 2019.

Bethany earned her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College. She earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During law school, Bethany served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Arthur J. Schwab, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

News

Cozen O'Connor Continues Rapid Growth in its National Labor & Employment Department and Pittsburgh Office with Four Additional Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

August 20, 2018

Four additional attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Mariah L. Passarelli, Bethany C. Salvatore, Abigail M. Green and Tiffany A. Jenca have joined the firm's highly regarded Labor & Employment Department and will focus on legal issues ranging from employment contracts to agency investigations.

Publications

How to Conduct Criminal Background Checks the Right Way [HR Headaches Blog]

February 08, 2019

Criminal background checks are helpful in not only identifying applicants who might not be suitable for a job, but in limiting the potential liability associated with negligent hiring claims. Bethany Salvatore and Bryant Andrews answer your questions about when to conduct criminal background checks,...

Job Description Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make [HR Headaches Blog]

January 10, 2019

A good job description can equip an employer with the best possible workforce available. Inaccuracies and oversights, however, can entangle your company in litigation for years. Bethany Salvatore and Bryant Andrews talk us through the importance of job descriptions here....

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Allegheny College, B.A., 2004

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2019

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

American Bar Association L&E Section

American Bar Association Fair Labor Standards Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association 

DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Young Executive Committee

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Volunteer

Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression Advocate

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Mentor