Allison C. Williams represents and advises employers on all matters of labor and employment law in state and federal court. Her practice focuses on class and collective action wage and hour disputes as well as single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims. Allison represents clients in single-plaintiff as well as class and collective action lawsuits alleging claims including:
- Misclassification as independent contractors
- Misclassification as exempt from overtime
- Failure to pay overtime and/or minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Failure to pay final wages under California state law
- Failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks under California state law
- Violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
- Employment-related common law claims under Texas law, including breach of contract, fraud and fraud in the inducement, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Allison has represented clients during investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Before joining Littler, Allison interned with the Hon. Calvin Botley of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. After graduating from law school, she was a litigation associate at another national law firm in Texas where she represented state employers against Section 1983 claims, wrongful termination, failure to protect, failure to train, and negligent hiring claims. She also represented employers in various maritime disputes, including claims for maintenance and cure.