Christina "Tina" Tellado, a partner in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles and Philadelphia offices, focuses her practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a particular emphasis on wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, and trade secret and non-compete issues. Ms. Tellado' s practice encompasses counseling clients on workforce issues and representing them when litigation arises.
Ms. Tellado has extensive experience representing employers in nationwide class and collective actions and complex employment litigation from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. She regularly defends complex wage-and-hour litigation involving overtime, minimum wage, off-the-clock, classification of exempt or nonexempt overtime status, misclassification as an independent contractor or contingent worker, and meal and rest break claims. Ms. Tellado is skilled at organizing voluminous data and assisting clients with eDiscovery demands, and managing attorney teams to collect and develop facts in cases involving thousands of employees.
Additionally, Ms. Tellado counsels employers on compensation plans to ensure legal compliance, as well as provides guidance on wage-and-hour issues related to compensable time, wage deductions and commissions, and off-the-clock liability and employer classification issues. She also counsels clients on workforce reductions, workplace investigations, hiring processes, disability accommodations, medical leaves, termination and discipline decisions, senior management contract negotiations, severance negotiations, employee handbooks and policies, arbitration agreements and other workforce issues.
Ms. Tellado writes extensively on labor and employment issues, including a Law360 article, "Arbitration Options For Calif. Employers After A Case Begins," published in August 2019. She also has published articles in The National Law Journal, Bloomberg Law and The Legal Intelligencer.
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