Alysa Ward practices primarily in the areas of litigation, labor and employment and civil rights litigation. Her employment litigation practice includes representing private and public employers in both federal and Florida state courts in all aspects of employment litigation, both at trial and on appeal. Alysa has represented clients on discrimination claims for age, sex, disability, race, religion, national origin, and sexual harassment in both judicial and administrative fora. She has particular expertise in defending claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including class action lawsuits. Her civil rights experience includes constitutional issues arising in the employment context, as well as in connection with local adult use zoning regulations.
A significant portion of her practice involves providing proactive advice and counseling to clients concerning employment decisions, compliance issues, and best practices, as well as drafting and reviewing policies and procedures, employment contracts, and employee handbooks. Alysa is a frequent speaker on topics arising under Title VII, ADA, and the FLSA.