Meg Alli has focused her practice on the representation and counseling of management concerning the umbrella of employment laws and regulations affecting corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions. She has defended employers, schools and colleges in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitration proceedings. Meg has also served as select counsel for employment practices liability insurance carriers and represented employers in wage/hour litigation and “class” challenges to pay practices and exempt classifications.In addition to litigation, a focus of Meg’s practice is preventative counseling, auditing and training for management on a wide range of issues, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and complex wage and hour requirements under state and federal law, including collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In particular, Meg has counseled employers concerning their document retention policies and practices, including best practices for preserving electronic information. Meg has extensive experience in developing and implementing company policies on these subjects and frequently lectures to management groups, professional associations and educational institutions on employment issues.Ms. Alli is also a member of the Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Practice Group and regularly assists federal contractors and subcontractors in developing effective and practical compliance strategies. She has also defended many national employers in connection with OFCCP reviews of their Michigan facilities. Ms. Alli works closely with clients in preparing for OFCCP reviews, including on-site visits, in order to identify and address any potential compliance issues ahead of time, as well as providing on-the-ground support and defense during site visits by OFCCP representatives.For years, Meg has dedicated a portion of her practice to education law. She represents many non-public schools and universities on a variety of employment and education legal topics. Active in her community, Meg served on the Board of Directors of a private educational institution and was the Reporter for the Governor of Michigan’s Task Force on Domestic Violence in 1994.Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Meg was a partner in the Detroit area firm, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton, PLC., where she represented management and educational institutions in all facets of labor, employment and education matters.