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 2003, and in January 2010, was one of three shareholders that opened the Las Vegas office of Ogletree Deakins.  She is barred in both Nevada and California, and remains active in California.

The scope of Ms. Martin’s employment law practice is wide ranging.  She provides advice and counsel, drafts employment and restrictive covenant agreements, handbooks/policies/procedures/protocols, conducts investigations, training, and represents employers before various administrative agencies (e.g., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Nevada Equal Rights Commission, Department of Labor, Nevada Labor Commissioner), in arbitration, and individual and class action civil litigation in Nevada and California state and federal courts.  Her practice encompasses workplace discrimination and harassment (e.g., race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, national origin, etc.); employee discipline and termination; Family and Medical Leave Act; Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act; state and federal wage and hour issues; trade secrets and restrictive covenants; and background and drug testing protocols.

Ms. Martin is a member of the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group, Diversity and Inclusion Practice Group, and Trial Practice Group.

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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.

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • 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)

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