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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

Where the heck are you? Employment and Tax Implications Arising from Remote Employees

panel member, sponsored by Dean Dorton, December 1, 2021

Will the Federal $15 Minimum Wage Become Reality? Part II

Employers May Have To Pay For Vaccine Time If It's Required

by Jon Steingart, Law360, January 25, 2021

What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19’S Impact on the Construction Industry

Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11, 2020

Covid-19: Employment Law Impacts for Banks

Speaker, Conference on Legal Issues for Financial Institutes Webinar, October 22, 2020

HR With the Experts: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update

Panelist, Virtual Event, Greater Louisville, Inc., September 11, 2020

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

Information You Need on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Dealing with the Top Issues Managers Face in the Workplace

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

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

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

Trump Administration Postpones Revised Form EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

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 (2013-22)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law - Management (2022)

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

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky (2007, 2013-19, 2021-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2015-18)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Labor & Employment (2008-14; 2020-21)

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.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020
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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers – Allows CMS Healthcare Mandate for Facilities Receiving Medicare/Medicaid Funds

Holding that “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given the agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” in a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of the United States, on January 13, 2022, issued a stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more workers.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Calesia Henson, Demetrius O. Holloway, Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin E. McGuffin, and Robin D. Miller January 14, 2022
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Client Alerts

Here, There, Everywhere! Top 10 Employment and Tax Considerations When Employees Work Remotely

Employment attorney Shannon Antle Hamilton, and Erica Horn, Associate Tax Director at Dean Dorton, discuss the state tax and employment law implications of remote work.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Erica Horn, CPA, JD, Dean Dorton December 28, 2021
Events

Where the Heck Are You? Employment and Tax Implications Arising from Remote Employees

Date: 12/1/21
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Webinar

Employment attorney Shannon Hamilton will join Erica Horn (Dean Dorton) for a one-hour webinar discussing the state tax and employment law implications of remote work on December 1, 2021.

Shannon Antle Hamilton November 15, 2021
Client Alerts

Biden Announces Plans to Mandate Vaccination for All Federal Workers and Contractors, Private Employers with 100+ Employees, and Health Care Workers at Medicare/Medicaid Facilities

President Biden has announced plans to reduce the number of unvaccinated Americans by using regulatory and other powers to increase the number of Americans covered by vaccination requirements as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton and Ashley Owens Hopkins September 10, 2021
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Client Alerts

Key Takeaways for Employers Under OSHA’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance as Delta Variant Spreads and Positive COVID Cases Increase

On August 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its guidance for COVID-19 precautions in the workplace to match the CDC’s new guidance, issued on July 27, 2021.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton August 17, 2021
Press Releases

Chambers USA Honors 22 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 21, 2021