Fiona W. Ong


Fiona W. Ong defends employers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation, both in court and before federal and state agencies. She prepares employee handbooks and personnel policies.  She assists government contractors in complying with affirmative action obligations.  She also provides advice to managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on harassment, reasonable accommodations, and other issues for both supervisors and employees.

Shawe Rosenthal LLP

Since it was founded in 1947, Shawe Rosenthal LLP has focused exclusively on the representation of management in employment and labor relations.

The firm represents employers throughout the United States in every industry, including manufacturing, banking, insurance, health care, hotels and restaurants, communications, retail, utilities, food processing, publishing, construction, transportation, and education. Included among its clients are over 30 Fortune 500 corporations and many non-profit organizations, trade associations, and public employers.

The firm has been labor and employment counsel to such large companies as Danaher Corp., GEICO, Legg Mason & Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Genesis HealthCare LLC, and NRG Energy Inc.

Shawe Rosenthal attorneys provide representation in a broad array of employment and labor matters, including:

  • Defending against discrimination claims, including those based on disability, race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Representing management in unlawful harassment litigation, including sexual harassment.
  • Handling traditional management/union matters, including unfair labor practice charges, representation elections, and other matters under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
  • Representing employers in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) individual claim litigation as well as class actions and DOL audits.
  • Preparing and enforcing trade secret and noncompetition agreements.
  • Representing employers in Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) issues.
  • Providing assistance on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters and defending claims arising under those statutes.
  • Defending common law employment claims, including claims for breach of employment contracts, negligent hire and retention, wrongful discharge, intentional infliction of emotional distress, etc.
  • Representing companies with regard to Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims.
  • Engaging in alternatives to litigation, such as arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.
  • Devising executive contracts, employment policies, employee handbooks, and reviewing them for legal sufficiency.
  • Training in all areas of employment and labor law.

The firm’s members practice regularly before state and federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and local human relations commissions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, state occupational safety and health agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Firm members publications include the “Employment Law Deskbook” (1989) and two chapters in “NLRA Law & Practice” (1991), both published by Matthew Bender.

SHAWE ROSENTHAL, LLPOne South Street, Suite 1800Baltimore, Maryland 21202Phone: 410-752-1040Fax: 410-752-8861www.shawe.com


Maryland Human Resources Manual

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