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Johnine P. Barnes has wide-ranging experience in litigating and defending administrative claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex and disability; wrongful discharge and breach of contract issues; and client compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal and state statutes governing employment. Johnine has counseled and represented companies, government agencies and associations on labor law issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as analogous state statutes, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. In addition to her labor and employment practice, Johnine's practice also includes business litigation matters. She has experience handling non-compete agreements disputes, contract disputes, trade secret matters, international disputes, white collar crimes claims, property interest disputes and legislative matters.

In recent weeks, a number of federal legislative measures have been introduced that, if passed, will have significant impacts on federal labor and employment policies. This GT Alert reviews the
Continue Reading Federal Labor & Employment Legislation to Watch: Paycheck Fairness Act, PRO Act, and FAMILY Act

On June 14, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final rule updating the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Program’s regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. The
Continue Reading Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Revising Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors