Thompson, Allyson K.
Address: 38 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606
Lawyer Firm: Kring & Chung Attorneys LLP
|Areas of Practice||Employment Law, Real Estate and Construction, Personal Injury|
In January of 2005, Allyson K. Thompson joined Kring & Chung. On January 1, 2015, she was elevated to partner. Ms. Thompson was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii. In 2004, Ms. Thompson earned her Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law in Sacramento, receiving honors for her oral arguments in Moot Court. Ms. Thompson brings five years of legislative experience to Kring & Chung, having worked for the Judicial Council’s Office of Governmental Affairs, the California Redevelopment Association, and as a volunteer for Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg.
Her practice consists of labor and employment issues, including the following:
Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title VII claims, including race, national origin, age, gender, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and retaliationWrongful termination in violation of public policyWhistleblower actionsBreach of contract claimsLabor Code § 132(a) claims before Workers’ Compensation Appeals BoardHearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)Hearings before the California Labor Commissioner and Unemployment Insurance Appeals BoardAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Wage and hour claims
Ms. Thompson also counsels employers regarding:
Preparation and assessment of employee handbooksAudit and compliance review of existing employee handbooks, and policies and proceduresIn-house seminars on sexual harassment rules and regulations for foreign and domestic employersPre-disciplinary or termination counselingNegotiation of severance packagesInvestigationsReorganizations, reductions in force and plant closings (WARN Act)Wage and hour issuesLeave laws (FMLA and CFRA)Arbitration and other dispute resolution proceduresProtection of proprietary information and trade secrets
Ms. Thompson has also represented employers in actions against employees in matters involving:
Theft or misappropriation of Trade SecretsBreach of confidentiality provisionsLegality of covenants not to compete
As a result of a practice representing both employees and employers, Ms. Thompson is able to anticipate opposing counsel’s strategies and far more effectively represent her clients. Ms. Thompson has a reputation for courtesy and professionalism, while aggressively advocating on behalf of her clients.
Ms. Thompson is a member of the California State Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Orange County Women Lawyers. Ms. Thompson currently serves as the President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association.
Ms. Thompson lectures to statewide business organizations as well as to private businesses and associations throughout the Southern California area on avoiding employment related litigation, wage and hour issues, discrimination, preparing employee handbooks and company policies, updates as to legislative changes to State and Federal labor laws and sexual harassment and management issues.
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