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Rebekah Herman

Associate
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Georgia, USA
    Local Time: Tuesday 21:07

Practice Expertise

  • Labor and Employment
  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Unfair Competition and Employee Raiding
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Areas of Practice

  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Unfair Competition and Employee Raiding
  • Labor-Management Relations and Labor ...
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
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Profile

Bekah’s practice centers on representing and advising management in labor and employment matters under federal and state law.

Bekah focuses primarily on labor and employment law matters with an emphasis on wage and hour compliance and litigation, traditional labor law, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants, family and medical leave compliance, and employment policies, handbooks and contracts.

Bekah is admitted to practice in the US District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Georgia, and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bekah was a law clerk for the Honorable William C. O’Kelley of the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia from 1999–2001, prior to which she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable P. Harris Hines of the Georgia Supreme Court and the Honorable Frank M. Hull of the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Relevant Experience

  • Represents employers in wage and hour litigation, including in complex class litigation in state and federal courts.
  • Provides advice and counseling regarding union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Defended online retailer regarding unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB related to a workforce reduction as a result of COVID-19.
  • Defended employers in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions for unpaid overtime compensation.
  • Defended employer in class action suit alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Represents employers in federal and state litigation, arbitration, EEOC proceedings, DOL proceedings and NLRB proceedings.
  • Advises management in compliance strategies in the areas of wage and hour, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, medical leave, wrongful discharge, traditional labor law, non-compete and non solicitation covenants, trade secret protection, unemployment benefits, termination of employment, employment contracts, and workplace policies and procedures.
  • Assists employers and executives in drafting and analyzing employment-related documents including employee policies and handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements and noncompete agreements.
  • Appellate experience in the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., Second, Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.
  • Experience with large document productions and e-discovery issues.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia

Education
BS, University of Central Florida, 1996

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Unfair Competition and Employee Raiding
  • Labor-Management Relations and Labor Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Represents employers in federal and state litigation, arbitration, EEOC proceedings, and DOL proceedings.
  • Provides advice and counseling in the areas of employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, medical leave, wrongful discharge, non-compete and non solicitation covenants, trade secret protection, wage and hour compliance, unemployment benefits, termination of employment, and employment contracts, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares and reviews employment related documents including employee policies and handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements, and restrictive covenants.
  • Experience with large document productions and e-discovery issues.


Professional Associations
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, Atlanta Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Recipient, Hunton & Williams E. Randolph Williams Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2003–2004

Articles

Additional Articles
  • Hospital Collaboration Laws, Antitrust, and State Action Immunity: Will These Statutes Pass Muster?, 47 Emory L.J. 1003, 1998; recognized on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” List

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