Meredith M. Gregston

Associate Austin

Meredith Gregston is an associate in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins. Her practice covers employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues, as well as labor disputes.  Meredith represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

In addition to her litigation practice, Meredith provides advice and counseling on day-to-day employee related matters. Meredith also advises clients that are federal contractors on affirmative action, legislative and regulatory changes affecting employment matters for federal contractors, and Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) compliance issues, from developing affirmative action plans to representing companies during the audit process.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) – 2017 Conference Programming Committee Member
  • Co-Chair Austin Industry Liaison Group (AILG)
  • North Texas Industry Liaison Group (NTILG)
  • San Antonio Industry Liaison Group (SAILG) - Board Member
  • Greater Houston Industry Liaison Group (GHILG)
  • Austin Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Risk Management Advisor for Alpha Delta Pi
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Race for the Cure
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Austin Pets Alive Volunteer

Speeches:

  • Arkansas Industry Liaison Group - ''The Gender Gap was not Built in a Day and Neither are the Solutions – A Holistic Approach to Pay'' - Little Rock - October 25, 2017
  • Arkansas Industry Liaison Group - ''Navigating Compliance with Complex Recruiting Strategies'' - Little Rock - October 25, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Gender Pay Equity: What’s Working, What’s Not'' - Austin - October 20, 2017
  • Lorman Webinar - ''Complying With OFCCP Guidelines for Hiring People With Disabilities'' - Austin - August 31, 2017
  • 2017 ILG National Conference - ''The Gender Gap Was Not Built in a Day and Neither are the Solutions – A Holistic Approach to Pay'' - San Antonio - August 02, 2017
  • Client Webinar - ''Best practices for addressing workplace violence'' - Austin - December 13, 2016
  • Austin ILG - ''Understanding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule'' - Austin - November 08, 2016
  • San Antonio ILG - ''Proper Dispositioning of Applicants and Its Importance in Defending Against Discrimination in OFCCP Audits'' - Austin - August 18, 2016
  • Client Seminar - ''New Overtime Exemption Rules: What Non-Exempt Status May Cost You'' - Austin - June 08, 2016
  • Client Seminar - ''Forefront: Exempt vs. non-exempt status may cost you: The final changes to overtime exemptions'' - Austin - June 08, 2016
  • Client Seminar - ''Employment and labor breakfast briefing hot topics'' - Austin - February 25, 2016
  • Client Seminar - ''Who, Me – A Federal Contractor?'' - Austin - February 09, 2016
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