Lindsay Dennis Swiger

Associate
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Lindsay Dennis Swiger represents employers on a broad range of employment and labor law matters. She defends major corporations, educational and religious institutions, and nonprofit organizations in claims involving:

  • discrimination, harassment and retaliation laws at the local, state and federal levels
  • minimum wage and overtime statutes, including collective and class actions
  • executive employment agreements
  • noncompetition agreements
  • trade secret and unfair competition laws
  • whistleblower laws
  • the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

In her practice, Ms. Swiger counsels and advises human resource professionals and management teams on all aspects of the employment relationship. Her experience includes:

  • social media policies and procedures
  • preparation of employment contracts, employee handbooks and separation agreements
  • reductions in force
  • comprehensive internal audits of pay practices and employee classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • workplace safety

Ms. Swiger provides training and guidance on sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention, employee discipline and termination, and performance evaluations. She also advises on compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other federal, state and local employment laws. Clients turn to Ms. Swiger for assistance in avoiding employment litigation through proper navigation of the growing number of laws and regulations that impact the workplace.

In the labor area, Ms. Swiger represents employers in connection with unfair labor practice charges, arbitration and collective bargaining matters. She defends clients in cases before the National Labor Relations Board.

In addition, Ms. Swiger handles claims brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dealing with public accommodations.

Ms. Swiger represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including finance, transportation and logistics, healthcare, hospitality, retail and service.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented a corporate client with more than 400,000 employees in nationwide FLSA collective action with more than 800 opt-in plaintiffs alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors; assisted with successfully obtaining class decertification under the FLSA and preventing certification of Rule 23 class action of multistate unjust enrichment claims, leading to the resolution of the claims of the five remaining plaintiffs
  • Represented employers in administrative hearing and arbitration of race, national origin and age discrimination matters
  • Obtained summary judgment in lawsuits involving disability discrimination, age discrimination, defamation and other state law employment-related claims
  • Represented a manufacturing client in several labor arbitrations involving contract interpretation and disciplinary issues
  • Defended a distributor in successfully limiting a unit such that the union chose not to continue with a union organizing campaign

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2016
  • Temple Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law, Executive Notes and Comments Editor

Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Management, Jacksonville Chapter, Legislative Committee
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court, 2013-2014
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, 2008-2009
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
  • Florida State University Alumni Association