Alisa focuses on defending companies in employment-related litigation, such as class and collective actions and wage and hour matters. She also provides proactive counseling to organizations regarding day-to-day employment decisions and compliance in order to avoid litigation. Alisa represents clients in traditional labor matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, representation cases, arbitrations, and collective bargaining. She works with national companies in a wide variety of industries, including chemicals and mining operations, restaurants and retail.
Wage and Hour — Created and conducted a nationwide wage and hour audit for a client with operations in over 40 states, included the preparing of a report that addressed both the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. Also conducted nationwide training of the employer's managers
Restrictive Covenants — Successfully defended a start-up company against a publicly traded company's attempt to enforce restrictive covenants. Included the negotiation of a $385,000 settlement for attorneys' fees for our client as the prevailing party.
Discrimination — Successfully defended a case before a Colorado jury in federal court in which the plaintiff alleged that she was discriminated against because of race.
Affirmative Action — Created an affirmative action plan for a national company, including processing its employment data, preparing preliminary reports and providing instructions for implementing the plan and additional obligations as an affirmative employer.
Americans with Disabilities Act — Obtained a summary judgment for a company who terminated an employee for performance and the employee alleged that he was discriminated against because of a disability, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act because he suffered from dyslexia.
Arbitration Program — Created an arbitration program for a national company which included an arbitration agreement, mediation program, and internal grievance procedure and instructions on how to roll it out to current employees and applicants.
Worker's Compensation Retaliation — Successfully defended a case before a Texas jury in state court in which the plaintiff alleged that he was retaliated against for being terminated two weeks after filing a worker's compensation claim.