Jill M. Lashay represents management in areas of labor and employment law, providing counsel to both union and non-union employers. She has worked with large and small employers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, property development and management, hospitality, real estate, retail, social/human services, medical/hospital and long-term care, technology, energy, mass transit, primary and secondary education, food service and correctional institutions.
Jill has also represented public sector governmental entities. Jill assists clients to maintain a union-free workplace and, for those employers who are working with a union, she partners with them to negotiate and administer collective bargaining agreements.
Jill has also handled numerous labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges involving a broad range of contract interpretation and disciplinary issues, including discharges arising from safety violations, theft, fraud, drug/alcohol use, violence in the workplace, insubordination and absenteeism.
When litigation cannot be avoided, Jill’s practice includes representing employers before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Labor Relations Board and various state human rights commissions across the country.
Jill is nationally recognized in the area of occupational safety and health, assisting employers with general OSHA inspections, negotiating the reclassification of citations and reductions in proposed penalties with various OSHA Area and Regional offices and helping employers manage issues which arise when catastrophic accidents and fatalities strike the workplace.
Jill has recently presented on topics including:
- Recent developments in labor/employment law and agency enforcement.
- Managing OSHA and environmental agency inspections.
- Changes in labor/employment law and agency enforcement.
- Managing the complexities of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Managing under the challenges of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
- FMLA and ADA training for supervisory and non-supervisory employees.
- Effective management during a union organizing campaign.
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1991, With Honors in Legal Writing
- The George Washington University, B.A., 1988, Public Affairs
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