John Scalia is a litigator and counselor with over two decades of experience representing employers in a broad range of employment issues.
On the litigation side of his practice, John defends employers in breach of contract, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, and wage and hour actions, and represents both companies and senior executives in non-compete and unfair competition disputes. He practices regularly in federal and state courts, in private mediation and arbitration proceedings, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and equivalent state administrative agencies. He has significant experience defending Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action litigation and discrimination class action litigation.
On the counseling side of his practice, John advises clients on virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
- Wage payment, wage and hour, and worker classification
- Hiring and firing, and employee performance and conduct
- Internal employee complaints and workplace investigations
- Leaves of absence and disability accommodation
- Employment agreements and restrictive covenants
- Personnel policies and procedures
- Human resources and management training
- Workforce restructuring, layoffs and reductions in force.
He has particular expertise in the following employment laws:
- Title VII and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
John applies a practical, business-oriented approach to resolving our clients’ workplace issues, balancing zealous legal representation with a client’s particular cost constraints and business objectives. He is a frequent speaker at employment law seminars for in-house counsel and human resource professionals.