With particular experience in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, as well as the healthcare industry, Barb represents employers and employees inside and outside the courtroom. She frequently consults with employers regarding workplace issues, such as hiring, discipline and terminations, privacy and social media matters, medical and non-medical leave matters, reductions in force, executive employment, wage and hour matters, and employment handbooks, policies and training. Her work in recent years includes:
Barb has also handled numerous cases involving noncompete and similar agreements, theft of trade secrets, state and federal wage and hour laws, Department of Labor (DOL), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other state and federal agency investigations, as well as issues relating to Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers' compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and other contract and tort issues relating to the employment relationship.
She has represented employers and employees in various agency, state and federal court and arbitration proceedings related to noncompetition agreements, theft of trade secrets, wrongful termination, fiduciary duty, breach of contract, wage disputes, equal pay, discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims.
She is often hired to conduct internal workplace investigations on a wide variety of topics. The clients Barb has worked with span across industries, including healthcare, senior living, hospitality and resort, food service, light manufacturing, professional and financial services, engineering, transportation, publishing, retail, real estate sales and investment and development.
Barb lectures at continuing legal education programs regarding various employment law topics and has provided employment law-related training to several large national and international companies, as well as smaller local and regional companies.
Barb also maintains an active business litigation practice, which includes real estate disputes, business torts and complex contract cases, along with intellectual property, professional liability, creditor/debtor and securities matters.
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