Paula is an experienced trial lawyer who guides clients through the complexities of the litigation process.
She represents employers in employment matters involving discrimination, wage and hour disputes, defamation, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract as well as claims brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1990, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Paula represents owners, contractors, and architects in disputes involving residential and commercial projects. Her experience includes court, as well as arbitration, proceedings.
Paula frequently conducts training of employers and management regarding the drafting and implementation of sexual harassment and disability policies as well as the requirements of other state and federal employment laws. She has spoken and written articles regarding employment matters as well.
The Employment Law Practice:
The costs associated with attracting, incentivizing, and retaining the best talent make proactive planning and management business imperatives.
Our sophisticated team provides pragmatic solutions that manage liability risks and protect an employer’s interests, reputation, and business objectives. With one of the largest management-side labor and employment practices in the Mountain West, we can quickly and efficiently draw on the expertise of more than 40 attorneys with significant experience in virtually every area of labor and employment law.
We partner with our clients to ensure that best practices are in place and legitimate business reasons motivate employment decisions. To help avoid costly litigation and business distraction, we talk through day-to-day employment issues and help you handle urgent workplace situations to prevent employment crises from arising. To minimize the exposure and liability that can result from non-compliant or simply ineffective processes, we design tailored training programs and conduct voluntary audits that help you identify and fix problems before an outside agency or lawsuit forces you to do so.
When disputes do occur, we will vigorously defend and guide you through dispute resolution, administrative proceedings, settlement negotiations, or aggressive and focused litigation to meet your definition of “win.”
Holland & Hart:
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries.
We strive to lead our profession by giving the highest level of service and loyalty to our clients and by forging a team—lawyers, paralegals, staff, and other professionals—whose work is infused with our values.
Joe Holland and Steve Hart were highly trained lawyers who just so happened to also be Rocky Mountain climbers. In 1947 they came together to build a firm. Their philosophy was simple: keep going up, and if you get stuck, there is always another route to the top. This is where the spirit of the firm’s pioneering and innovation began.