Wendy L. Hansen
Wendy brings a broad range of employment law skills to our team. She is the Practice Leader of the Employment Counsel On-Call Triage Service, which services over 1,700 clients all over the country. She has experience in handling a variety of questions and claims in employment law, including: FMLA, ADA, FLSA, criminal background checks, medical marijuana, wrongful termination, and harassment. She is the firm’s Organizational Restructure and Reduction in Force Practice Leader as well as the FMLA and State-Specific Leave Law subject matter expert. She is also the lead for the firm’s Education and Training Practice and has hosted and conducted hundreds of webinars to clients, covering topics and trainings for HR personnel; supervisors and mid-level managers; and standard employees. During the course of her work at Foley & Foley she has helped multiple employers through the firm’s Handbook Preparation Service and assisted with execution and implementation of legal compliance and best practice policies. She has specific experience working with the manufacturing industry and understands the important nuances within the industry that intersect with employment law.
Wendy has experience both as a Human Resources Manager and as a litigator at an insurance defense law firm in Boston. She has taught legal compliance and leadership training. She has drafted and implemented a framework for a new Human Resources department as a Human Resources Manager. She has also worked with employers under their employment practice liability insurance on a variety of claims, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination.
- New England Law, Boston, MA, cum laude, Dean’s List, New England Law Review, JD 2015
- Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID BA 2011