Allison C. Williams represents and advises employers on all matters of labor and employment law in state and federal court as well as in investigations and audits conducted by governmental agencies. 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 against 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)
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Employment-related common law claims under Texas law, including breach of contract, fraud and fraud in the inducement, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment
- Failure to comply with wage and hour obligations under California state law
- Violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Allison represents clients during investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Workforce Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Before joining Littler, Allison interned with the Hon. Magistrate Judge 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.