Allison Oasis Kahn
Allison Kahn is a ‘thought leader’ in employment law. She regularly writes and speaks on workplace issues. She is recognized not only for her expertise in labor and employment law, creative ideas, proactive approach, and ability to explain complicated information in simple terms.
Allison has a deep understanding of wage and hour laws and has conducted more than 300 employee classification audits on behalf of clients. Allison also regularly defends employers in employment discrimination and retaliation matters brought under all major federal employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, among others. In addition, she represents employers before state and federal civil rights agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), and proactively counsels employers on best practices to minimize risk of employee complaints to those agencies.
Allison’s experience includes:
- Advising on complicated wage and hour issues, representing employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, structuring unpaid internship programs, and litigating a wide range of wage issues
- Analyzing whether employee positions are properly classified as exempt and documenting employers’ good faith efforts to comply with wage laws
- Navigating employers through employee complaints, discipline, accommodations and family and medical leave requests, separation of employment, and other human resource issues
- Coaching employers on how to perform their own employee investigations and performing investigations on their behalf
- Investigating and responding to discrimination charges filed with state and federal agencies
- Advising on the rapid changes in COVID-19 workplace issues, including employer mandated vaccinations
Allison is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification means she has been evaluated for professionalism and tested for special expertise, knowledge, and skill. She is one of only approximately 200 lawyers in Florida to hold this distinction in her practice area.
Allison earned a B.A. in English, with a minor in Communication Arts, in the Honors English Program, at Georgia Southern University. She received her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard College of Law in 2001. She is an active member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys and The Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Section.