Suzanne L. Martin

Shareholder Las Vegas

Suzanne L. Martin started her legal career at a national labor and employment boutique in Irvine, California representing management.  She relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000 and continued to specialize in employment law within a general practice setting before opening the Las Vegas office of Ogletree Deakins in January 2010.


Experience

Ms. Martin’s practice encompasses the defense of employers against claims of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, national origin, etc. filed by employees with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Nevada Equal Rights Commission and similar administrative agencies.  In addition, Ms. Martin represents employers in state and federal court against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, violation of the wage and hour laws, breach of contract and restrictive covenant agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Ms. Martin also performs compliance and preventative advice and consultation to clients on a day-to-day basis regarding the hiring, discipline, and termination of employees, employee complains of harassment and discrimination and requests for leave. Ms. Martin regularly conducts in-house seminars for clients, their employees and managers on harassment and discrimination, wage and hour compliance and general personnel practices, as well as wage and hour and personnel practice audits.  In addition, Ms. Martin reviews and consults with employers about their personnel handbooks, policies and procedures and employment contracts.

In addition, Ms. Martin reviews and drafts employment agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-raiding agreements, confidentiality and trade secret agreements, severance and separation agreements, employment policies, procedures and handbooks.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Assistance League of Las Vegas (Board Member)
  • Nevada Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber of Commerce (Member and Volunteer 2001-2003)
  • Volunteer, Legislative Committee (2002-2003)
  • Chairperson, Volunteer Committee for the Mercury Cycling Classic of Irvine (2001)

Speeches:

  • ACCA-SoCal Seminar - ''Special Considerations for Electronic Discovery in Employment Cases'' - Pasadena and Los Angeles - November 2010
  • Advanced Employment Issues Symposium - ''Religious Discrimination: When An Employee’s Beliefs and Company Policies Intersect'' - Las Vegas - 2008

Published Works

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Media

Media Quotes

June 2008 - Nevada Employment Law Letter - Suzanne's Sidebar - "2008: Half A Year In Review"
May 2008 - Nevada Employment Law Letter - Suzanne's Sidebar - "Did You Know? Breadcrumbs From The DOL, And Tie A Ribbon Around Your Finger"
March 2008 - Nevada Employment Law Letter - Suzanne's Sidebar - "Comments From One Of Our Readers"

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