Attorney & Partner, Taylor English
Deborah Livesay focuses her practice exclusively in the area of labor and employment. She has spent the last 23 years representing management in all aspects of the employment relationship. Livesay routinely defends employers in employment-related litigation in various jurisdictions across the country, including litigation involving discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour class actions, breach of employment contracts and restrictive covenants, and state tort claims.
Livesay represents a wide range of corporate clients in matters before federal, state, and local government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. She also helps clients achieve early resolution of employment claims through mediation and arbitration.
Livesay also routinely advises clients on and helps clients develop proactive strategies for compliance with federal and state employment laws in areas such as employment discrimination (Title VII), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), restrictive covenants, substance abuse, wage and hour, and the WARN Act. She also advises clients on employment policy design and review, reductions-in-force, and plant closings; conducts management training programs, oversees internal investigations; and negotiates and drafts executive employment, restrictive covenant, and separation agreements.