Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

San Diego County Bar Association

Member

Houston Bar Association

Member

Association of Women Attorneys

Member

Young Professionals Group of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

Member

Texas City – La Marque Chamber of Commerce

News, Analysis & Press

The #MeToo Movement: What we have learned and where we need to go

Texas Bar Journal

December 2018

Speaking Engagements

DOL’s PAID Program

Texas City - La Marque Chamber of Commerce

March 19, 2019

Insider Education Series – DOL’s PAID Program

Greater Houston Restaurant Association

October 10, 2018

Redefining Employment Relationships And Responsibilities In The Gig Economy

2018 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 8, 2018

Wage and Hour Class Action Avoidance

2017 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 10, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2010
  • B.A., Southwestern University, 2007

Bar Admission

California
Texas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas