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.
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
P&C Trends to Watch - Are You Vulnerable?
#Me Too Movement
Review of Kentucky Employment Law Cases
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)
Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Committee (non-Board member)
Business Counsel, Inc., Strategic Growth Committee (non-Board member)
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.
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," Recognized Practitioner, Labor & Employment (2018-19)
Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2013, 2014, 2016)
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 04/07/20
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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.
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.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor revealed the final version of its overtime exemption rule.
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.
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.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.