Meagan Martin

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

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.

Recognitions and Memberships

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

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

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
Not Dead Yet: The States' New Strategy for Attacking Independent Contractor Misclassification Can Be Relentless — and Costly.
By Todd H. Lebowitz
November 20, 2019
For years, state governments have claimed they were losing hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid withholdings as a result of independent contractor misclassification. Now, one state is making a grab for a massive piece of that pie —...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New York City Extends NYCHRL Employment Protections to Freelancers and Independent Contractors
By Marc-Joseph Gansah, Amy J. Traub
November 18, 2019
On Oct. 13, 2019, New York City enacted Int. 136-A (the Law), expanding the employment protections of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to freelancers and independent contractors. The Law will take effect on Jan. 11, 2020. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Court of Appeal Determines Customer of Staffing Agency Is Employer Because of Direction and Control
By Eric W. Witt
November 8, 2019
In Jimenez v. U.S. Continental Marketing, Inc., the California Court of Appeal addressed whether the plaintiff and appellant, Elvia Velasco Jimenez, was an “employee” of a contracting employer under the California Fair Employment and...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Ahead of 2020 Election, New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin and Immigration Status Discrimination
By Marc-Joseph Gansah, Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
October 21, 2019
Immigration has been at the forefront of news reports and court cases recently, and has already proven to be a hot button issue for the 2020 election candidates to debate. As we move closer to the election, such political conversation may...
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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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