Attorney at Law
School of Law
Ross' depth of experience includes helping employers prevent and respond to claims of discrimination and harassment; accommodate disabilities under state and federal law; correctly categorize employees as exempt or non-exempt under state and federal law and other overtime issues; comply with the Family Medical Leave Act and other leave issues; negotiate employment contracts,… read more including non-compete and nondisclosure agreements.
- Benefits & Compensation
- Contractor Agreement
- Contractor Termination
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Stock Option Plan
- Employee Termination
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Labor Litigation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Worker's Compensation Claims
- Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Claims
- Other Labor & Employment Matter
- Case Law Research
- Letter of Intent
- Other Legal Research & Writing Matter
- Appellate Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
- Product Liability
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
Feb 2013 - May 2016
Investigated and responded to charges brought by the EEOC and state agencies.
Supported human resource staff in large retail stores in the Northwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Advised Human Resources on preventing and appropriately responding to claims of harassment and discrimination, off-the-clock work and other wage and hour issues, reasonable accommodation and FMLA issues.
Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC
Jul 2005 - Feb 2013
Defended employers against discrimination claims as lead counsel before the EEOC, State Human Rights Commission. Advised employers on creative and practical solutions to workplace legal issues with emphasis on prevention. Issues included discrimination and accommodating disabilities under state and federal law, correctly categorizing employees as exempt or non-exempt under the FLSA.
Larson Hart & Shepherd PLLC
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005
Employment litigation and general busines litigation.
Washington State Supreme Court
Aug 2002 - Aug 2003
Assisted Justice Charles W. Johnson in researching and drafting opinions of the Court.
Washington State Court of Appeals
Aug 2001 - Aug 2001
Assisted Judge Elaine Houghton with researching and writing opinions of the Court.