Allison L. Feldstein
Allison L. Feldstein has represented management in employment-related and traditional labor matters for more than 17 years. She regularly defends employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in claims involving employment discrimination, retaliation, retaliatory discharge, harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and federal wage and hour laws (including FLSA collective actions), and restrictive covenants.
In addition to her employment-related experience, Allison regularly represents management in traditional labor matters, including representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board; negotiates collective bargaining agreements; provides counseling during strike and picketing activity; and represents employers in grievance arbitration.
Allison also works proactively with clients to avoid litigation, providing counseling regarding employee discipline and termination decisions, accommodation requests, harassment investigations, workplace violence, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence, reductions in force, restrictive covenants, and union representation and strike and picketing activity. Allison has written and presented extensively on a variety of labor and employment issues.
- Serves as first chair trial counsel in state and federal employment litigation (including jury trials) of employment discrimination and retaliation claims brought under Title VII, the PHRA, the ADA, and the FMLA. Obtained complete defense verdicts on behalf of employer-clients in several cases.
- Successfully represented fast food franchisor-employers before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair labor practice cases related to recent nationwide fast food workers strikes.
- Regularly represents employers in the energy, hospitality, and manufacturing industries in collective bargaining negotiations and in discharge and contract interpretation grievance arbitration.
- Represents employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, in investigations into claims of employee misclassification and off-the-clock work. Obtained dismissal of large-scale national wage and hour investigation on behalf of large quasi-governmental employer.
- Counsels employers in various industries, including education, hospitality, energy, and manufacturing regarding reductions-in-force, including creation of voluntary severance incentive programs (“VSIP”), evaluation of employee selection procedures, and counseling regarding other severance arrangements.
- Represents employers in both individual and collective/class cases alleging violations of state and federal wage and hour laws. Successfully litigated case on behalf of hospitality employer to obtain voluntary dismissal of all state and federal class claims prior to certification.
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