Margaret Myers joined Adams and Reese in 2004 and is a member of the Labor and Employment team. She practices in the areas of proactive management and human resources guidance and counseling, preparation and review of policies and procedures for employers, drafting of employment, severance, confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements and counseling employers on the proper classification of employees under the FLSA.
Since she joined the firm, Margaret has supported growth of the employment practice in Nashville and other offices, particularly with respect to increasing the number of clients and matters in Tennessee referred by employment practices liability insurers. She has also presented numerous in-house management training sessions for clients on topics such as Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and military leave laws (USERRA).
Her other significant contributions include:
- Representing employers in contested matters before state and federal agencies, including the EEOC and Tennessee Human Rights Commission and courts in areas including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
- Defending claims involving covenants not to compete, trade secrets and non-solicitation agreements as well as enforcing such covenants, breach of employment contracts, and claims alleging retaliation under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Extensive experience in defending companies in employment law cases involving restaurants, particularly quick serve establishments, and health care companies and facilities. As part of defending these types of cases, Margaret has frequently dealt with insurers for her clients.
- A detailed understanding of the needs of her client’s insurers, thereby expediting a case by meeting their requirements for prompt reporting, evaluating and budgeting.
Margaret is currently serving as Treasurer for the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women. She admires Margaret Thatcher along with the accomplishments of several of her family members: her father who was a Rhodes Scholar and environmental litigator for more than 25 years and is currently operating an environmental and educational not-for-profit in South Africa; her uncle, who serves as a North Carolina business judge, and her grandmother who served in the North Carolina Legislature.
In her free time, Margaret enjoys traveling, tennis, skiing and scuba diving.
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