Meagan Martin

Associate

Orlando
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Meg Martin focuses her practice on labor and employment law, advising and representing clients with respect to a wide scope of labor and employment law issues. Meg also handles matters regarding accessibility compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a former assistant state attorney, she brings to her practice a background of significant trial experience and a diligent approach to her clients' needs. 

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  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
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Experience

  • Represented a national financial services company in an FLSA lawsuit. Drafted opposition to the plaintiff’s motion for conditional certification, which resulted in the court’s denial of conditional certification of a statewide class.
  • Represented a local business in a discrimination lawsuit brought under the Florida Civil Rights Act. First-chaired an evidentiary hearing involving expert testimony on the plaintiff’s execution of a jury trial waiver form. The court held that the plaintiff had executed the form and struck the plaintiff’s jury trial demand.
  • Represented a private school in a breach of contract case brought by a terminated teacher. Conducted written discovery and the plaintiff’s deposition. The plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice after her deposition.
  • Served as first chair on behalf of a public agency in a grievance arbitration brought by the employees’ union.
  • Represented an international company in the aviation industry in connection with putative collective actions under the FLSA. Drafted multiple motions, including a motion for summary judgment. Handled settlement efforts, both in mediation and before the court.
  • Drafted contracts for international, national and local businesses, including executive employment agreements and separation and severance agreements (for individuals and as a result of reductions in force).
  • Handled several lawsuits regarding accessibility compliance under the ADA.
  • Advised a company involved in a bankruptcy proceeding regarding various employment issues.

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Community

  • Coalition for the Homeless: Board of Directors
    • Doug Spencer Golf Challenge

Services

Prior Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit: Assistant State Attorney (2011 to 2014)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida: Federal Judicial Intern (2010)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Court: Judicial Intern (2009)
  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Research Assistant (2008 to 2010)
    • Teaching Assistant for Trial Advocacy (2009 to 2010)
  • United States House of Representatives: Congressional Intern (2004)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2010; with honors; Stetson Law Review, Articles and Symposia Editor; Moot Court Board Member; Honors Program; Richard A. Harrison Scholarship; Gariann Vause Memorial Scholarship; Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
  • M.Ed., Program of Study in Organizational Leadership, Vanderbilt University, 2007
  • B.S., Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 2006

Blog

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Employment Law Spotlight
New York Appellate Court Declines to Enforce Noncompetes Against Employees Terminated Without Cause
February 14, 2017
A recent decision by the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division for the First Department, Buchanan Capital Markets, LLC v. DeLucca, 144 A.D.3d 508 (1st Dep’t. 2016), suggests that noncompetition restrictions against employees who have...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Joint Employment Update: What’s The Status of Browning-Ferris and the NLRB?
January 30, 2017
In August 2015, the NLRB rewrote the book on joint employment, declaring in the Browning-Ferris case that the right to exercise minimal control, even if not actually exercised, was enough to create a joint employment relationship. (Read...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Probationary Periods: A Window Worth Closing
January 10, 2017
Probationary periods are a tool long used to test the viability of job candidates. They can provide a window into an employee’s suitability and qualifications for a position. In an economy that continues to have high unemployment, recent...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New Year, New Minimum Wage (Orders) in New York
January 3, 2017
As most employers are likely aware, effective Dec. 31, 2016, new minimum wages went into effect in New York. The rates vary for employers, depending on size and location. For those who may have missed this change, the new minimum wages are...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Weigand v. N.L.R.B: A Double Standard for Social Media?
By Meagan Martin, Patrick M. Muldowney
April 30, 2015
On April 17, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) decision finding a local branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union (“Union”) could not be held...
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