Overview

Sofija Anderson represents employers in litigation of labor and employment-related disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, as well as in the arbitral forum. Experienced in both single plaintiff matters and class actions, her practice includes defending claims of:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Unlawful harassment
  • Retaliation/whistleblowing
  • Wrongful discharge/violation of public policy
  • Breach of contract
  • Interference with prospective economic/business advantage
  • Unfair business practices
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Fraud
  • Defamation
  • Privacy violations

Sofija also has extensive experience obtaining workplace violence injunctions on behalf of employers and affected employees.

Sofija litigates claims arising under federal and state law, such as:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The California Family Rights Act
  • The Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
  • The California Labor Code
  • Wisconsin wage payment and collection law

Aside from litigation, Sofija assists employers of all sizes with customizing and implementing state-of-the-art employment policies and procedures. She also offers compliance counseling and advises employers on a variety of employment and labor-related issues, ranging from employee on-boarding, performance management/discipline, accommodation, contract negotiations and plant closures. She also offers training seminars on a variety of topics.

Sofija represents a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Nationwide retailers
  • Communication firms
  • Financial institutions
  • Universities
  • Law firms
  • Restaurants
  • Architectural firms
  • Lumber and construction companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Insurance companies
  • Hotels/motels
  • Doctors/dentists
  • Hospitals and assisted living facilities
  • Golf courses

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Serbian Bar Association of America

Speaking Engagements

#ItWasJustATweet! Navigating Social Media Landmines in the Workplace

2017 State Conference - Wisconsin State Council SHRM, Wisconsin Dells, WI

October 12, 2017

Littler’s 7th Annual Brewers Briefing 2017

Milwaukee, WI

September 12, 2017

Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 12, 2017

Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness

2016 State Conference - Wisconsin State Council SHRM, Wisconsin Dells, WI

October 7, 2016
Littler’s 6th Annual Brewers Briefing 2016

Milwaukee, WI

September 7, 2016

The DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Overtime Regulations and the Ongoing Attack on Independent Contractor Misclassification

ACC Wisconsin Annual Conference, Elkhart Lake, WI

May 19, 2016

Become a Human Lie Detector: Tactics for Assessing Employee Truthfulness

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

“Spy” Tactics for Human Resource Professionals-Assessing Employee Truthfulness

2014 Fall Conference - Wisconsin Association of School Personnel Administrators, Elkhart Lake, WI

November 2014

“Spy” Tactics for Human Resource Professionals-Assessing Employee Truthfulness

2014 State Conference - Wisconsin State Council SHRM, Madison, WI

October 2014

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University, 2002
  • B.A., Marquette University, 1999

Languages

  • Serbian

Bar Admission

Wisconsin
California

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • California Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court