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Shannon Antle Hamilton

Shannon Antle Hamilton chairs the Firm’s Employment Law Service Group, and is a seasoned litigator and counselor on complex employment law issues. Shannon has significant lead counsel experience in employment litigation and has tried numerous cases in both federal and state court to jury verdict. Shannon’s trial experience includes defending companies in workers’ compensation retaliation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, cases brought under Title VII and the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Kentucky Whistleblower Act. Shannon also frequently litigates non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret disputes. Shannon provides counseling to her clients on compliance in all areas of employment law and is a frequent speaker and author on trending employment law issues.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Three things employers should know about the Supreme Court's ruling on LGBTQ rights

by Sarah Shadburne, Louisville Business First, June 22, 2020

OSHA Revises COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Scams: What Employers Need to Know

Updated CDC Guidance for Essential Workers

Dealing with the Top Issues Managers Face in the Workplace

Women Environmental Leaders of Louisville meeting, Louisville, KY, September 25, 2019

Surviving Today's Threats: Managing Legal Liability

Physical Security Expo, Advanced Global Communications, Louisville, KY, June 19, 2019

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Second Chance Hiring

P&C Trends to Watch - Are You Vulnerable?

panel member, Women Leaders in Insurance 2018 Conference, October 19, 2018

#Me Too Movement

2018 Annual Convention, Kentucky Society of Association Executives, Bowling Green, KY, August 2, 2018

New I-9 Form Takes Effect September 18, 2017

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule

Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases

34th Annual Carl A. Warns and Edwin R. Render Labor & Employment Law Institute, June 15, 2017
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Employment Law Service Group, Chair

Diversity Committee, Member and Former Chair

S.W.I.F.T. (Stites Women Investing in our Futures Together) Committee, Member and Former Chair

Chief Talent Officer (2013-15)

Memberships
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Community Involvement

Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Committee (non-Board member)

Business Counsel, Inc., Strategic Growth Committee (non-Board member)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

In addition to taking care of her daughter and son, Shannon is a University of Louisville fan ("Go, Cards!") and can often be found in the Green Parking Lot, hosting a tailgating party for her family and friends.

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment (2013-20)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Labor & Employment Litigation (2015)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-20)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2015-17)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky (2007, 2013-19)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Labor & Employment (2014-18; 2020)

Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2013, 2014, 2016)

Testimonials

Shannon Antle Hamilton comes recommended as a "very accomplished employment litigator," attracting particularly praise for her strength at trial. She handles a range of employment law disputes, including FMLA, ADA and trade secrets litigation.

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Client Alerts

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Stites & Harbison has assembled a Coronavirus Response Team which consists of a cross-disciplinary task force of attorneys and critical staff members to ensure our firm remains “On the Job” for you. Updated 07/06/20

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 06, 2020
Client Alerts

OSHA Revises COVID-19 Guidance

On May 26, 2020, OSHA rescinded its prior memo dated April 10, 2020, and provided updated “Enforcement Guidance for Recording cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”.

by S. Kelly Gilliam, Shannon Antle Hamilton, and Sarah Cronan Spurlock June 05, 2020
Presentations

Back on Track: Post-Pandemic Re-Opening Guidance for Kentucky Employers

Stites & Harbison employment attorneys Shannon Antle Hamilton, Demetrius Holloway, and Rebecca Weis discuss re-opening plans for Kentucky employers in this webinar presented May 21, 2020.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Demetrius O. Holloway, and Rebecca A. Weis May 22, 2020
Client Alerts

COVID-19 Scams: What Employers Need to Know

As businesses configure their workplaces to include new safety measures such as providing temperature checks, supplying necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees, or installing hand sanitation stations, they must also be cautious of suspicious activities from fake suppliers, vendors, and other scammers attempting to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic.

by Calesia Henson and Shannon Antle Hamilton May 12, 2020
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2020 Honors 19 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 19 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2020 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 05, 2020
Presentations

WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently presented a webinar covering the various impacts of COVID-19 on businesses. You can review the webinar at any time utilizing the link above.

by Brian A. Cromer, Allyson True Cook, S. Kelly Gilliam, Jamie F. Little, Shannon Antle Hamilton, Rebecca A. Weis, Rachel Dix Bishop, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 14, 2020
Client Alerts

Updated CDC Guidance for Essential Workers

On April 8, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) provided updated guidance for COVID-19 exposed employees for essential businesses, such as groceries, hospitals, and first responders.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton April 13, 2020
Events

COVID-19 and Your Business — What You Need to Know

Date: 4/7/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

WEBINAR

Please join us for a WEBINAR discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on your business. You can join the webinar at any time and attend whichever presentation(s) that are of interest to you.

Brian A. Cromer, Allyson True Cook, S. Kelly Gilliam, Jamie F. Little, Shannon Antle Hamilton, Rebecca A. Weis, Rachel Dix Bishop, and William M. Joseph (Bill) April 03, 2020
Client Alerts

Do You Have a Fever: Preparing for a Pandemic Without Violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

Employers are now dealing with the very real possibility of a coronavirus pandemic in the United States. When an “epidemic” becomes global, it becomes a “pandemic.” Employers need to develop plans now for effectively responding to employee concerns in the event of a pandemic.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Rachel Dix Bishop, and Calesia Henson March 09, 2020
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 45 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2020 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 32 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 13 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 12, 2019
Client Alerts

Department of Labor Raises Annual Salary Threshold in Final Version of Overtime Exemption Rule

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor revealed the final version of its overtime exemption rule.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton September 24, 2019
Client Alerts

The Final Countdown: Ten Days Until the EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Deadline

This is a reminder to covered employers that the September 30, 2019, deadline for filing the EEO-1 Component 2 Data is just 10 days away.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Rachel Dix Bishop September 20, 2019
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America Honors 75 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 has recognized 75 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-three of those attorneys selected have been honored for 10 consecutive years or more.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2019
Client Alerts

Kentucky Employers - New Pregnancy Worker Accommodation Law Becomes Effective June 27, 2019

The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (“KPWA”) requires Kentucky employers, with 15 or more employees, to evaluate pregnant employees’ requests for accommodations related to medical issues tied to their pregnancy or childbirth somewhat differently.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton May 22, 2019
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2019 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2019
Client Alerts

Employee Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Data Due to EEOC by May 31, 2019; Employee Pay Data Due by September 30, 2019

Employers with 100 or more employees, and federal contractors who have 50 or more workers and contracts worth $50,000 or more, have until May 31, 2019 to provide the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) data regarding the number of employees they have by job category, race, ethnicity, and gender for the 2018 calendar year (“Component 1 data”).

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Rachel Dix Bishop May 01, 2019
Client Alerts

DOL's New Overtime Rule Sets FLSA Exemption Threshold at $35,308 Annual Salary

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor unveiled its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) recommending a scaled-back compromise to a controversial 2016 Obama-era overtime rule.

by Rachel Dix Bishop, Shannon Antle Hamilton, and Rebecca A. Weis March 08, 2019
Client Alerts

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Second Chance Hiring

Whether it is manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, farming, or the tech industry, employers all over the country are scrambling to find and retain qualified workers. The Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is an option to help facilitate contact between employers who are experiencing labor shortages with those individuals who struggle to find employment. The WOTC provides economic incentive to employers to hire workers from targeted groups.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton February 19, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Events

Women Leaders in Insurance 2018 Conference

Date: 10/19/18

Marriott Louisville East Hotel, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville, KY 40299

Established in 2002, Women Leaders in Insurance & Financial Services (WLI) has evolved into one of the premier opportunities for insurance and financial services women in our region and beyond — from Florida to Michigan — and we grow every year.

Shannon Antle Hamilton August 27, 2018
Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit rules "tender back" doctrine inapplicable to Title VII and the Equal Pay Act

In a divided opinion, the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that the common law “tender back” doctrine is inconsistent with the remedial purposes of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”).

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin August 21, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018
Client Alerts

When Do Grown-Ups Get Snow Days? Reviewing the FLSA's Inclement Weather Rules

With severe winter weather pummeling much of the country, employers may be forced to delay opening their doors, close their doors early, or even close for days at a time.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin January 09, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
Client Alerts

Sixth Circuit Rules that Employers' Unenforced Policies Can Be the Basis for a Lawsuit

Employers have a new reason to review that dusty employee handbook that may have been left untouched for years. In Stein et al. v. hhgregg, Inc., et al., a divided Sixth Circuit ruled that an...
by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Robin E. McGuffin October 17, 2017
Client Alerts

Trump Administration Postpones Revised Form EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) has delayed the effective date of the revised Form EEO-1 and initiated a review to determine the appropriateness...
by Rachel Dix Bishop and Shannon Antle Hamilton September 15, 2017
Client Alerts

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Rule

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, a federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule that would have expanded overtime eligibility to more than 4 million U.S. workers. The rule, which was challenged by 2...
by Rachel Dix Bishop and Shannon Antle Hamilton September 01, 2017
Client Alerts

New I-9 Form Takes Effect September 18, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) has issued a new version of the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9 that employers must begin using no later than September 18, 2017. Employers may begin using the...
by Rachel Dix Bishop and Shannon Antle Hamilton September 01, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2017 honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2017 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 02, 2017
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Events

Thirsty Thursday: Pick Your Poison: Bump Salaries or Pay Overtime

This Thirsty Thursdays® program is a primer for employers of all sizes to understand the Department of Labor’s proposed new federal regulations that will impact the “white collar” exemptions and increase the number of employees...
Shannon Antle Hamilton October 30, 2015
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
Press Releases

Best Lawyers names 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named 16 attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year”...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Chambers USA selected 34 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2014 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 30, 2014
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Press Releases

Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers has named Stites & Harbison’s Charles J. (Mike) Cronan IV, a health care and litigation attorney, as “Top Point Getter” on their 2011 Kentucky Super Lawyers list. A total of 3...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 02, 2011
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors 31 Stites & Harbison attorneys with inclusion in the 2011 guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 31 Stites & Harbison attorneys firmwide for inclusion in the 2011 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. Researchers interview...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 17, 2011
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys with inclusion in the 2010 guide

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 32 Stites & Harbison attorneys firmwide for inclusion in the 2010 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. Researchers interview...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 02, 2010