Allison Gotfried

Allison Gotfried
Venable LLP
Allison Gotfried handles a broad range of cases in the healthcare, education, construction, transportation, and building services industries. Allison has experience in the following areas:
•Defending clients against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and trade secret claims in federal and state courts and on appeal.
•Advising clients on various leave laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, New York State Paid Family Leave, the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, the NYC Fair Workweek Law, and the interplay between them
•Counseling clients on wage and hour issues, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and other state and federal labor and employment laws
•Counseling clients on COVID-19 related-issues, including federal, state, and local leave, preparing the workplace, reasonable accommodation requests
•Preparing for negotiations and navigating collective bargaining agreements, and representing clients in federal court regarding breaches of collective bargaining agreements
•Representing employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings
•Advising clients on traditional labor matters, including representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board
•Conducting investigations into violations of employer policies

Speaking in:

February 15
1:00 pm2:15 pm
Labor and employment attorneys will explore how the retail workforce has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance on some of the ways that in-house lawyers can advise their Human Resource officers on handling staffing issues, addressing COVID-19 related pressures on front-line store associates, implementing vaccine requirements, managing vaccine exemption requests… Read more