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Christina T. Tellado

Christina T. Tellado

Reed Smith LLP
Partner
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Tina is a partner in Reed Smith’s Labor and Employment Group, focusing on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, with a particular emphasis on wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, and trade secret/non-compete issues. Tina’s practice encompasses both counseling clients on workforce issues and representing them when litigation arises.

Tina has extensive experience representing employers in nationwide class and collective actions and complex employment litigation from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification, and trial. Tina regularly defends complex wage and hour litigation involving overtime, minimum wage, off-the-clock, classification of exempt or non-exempt overtime status, misclassification as an independent contractor or contingent worker, and meal and rest break claims. She is skilled at organizing voluminous data and assisting clients with e-discovery demands, managing attorney “teams” to collect and develop facts in cases involving thousands of employees. Tina is a “big case” strategic thinker and excellent case manager, and her experience provides exceptional value to the clients she represents.

Tina regularly defends claims brought under the full range of federal and state employment statutes and state common law, including Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, and FMLA. She has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation, including arbitrations on such claims.

Tina counsels employers on compensation plans to ensure legal compliance, and otherwise counsels employers on wage and hour issues related to compensable time, wage deductions, and commissions. She routinely advises employers on implementing and enforcing arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers. Tina also counsels clients on workforce reductions, workplace investigations, hiring decisions and processes, disability accommodations and medical leaves, termination and discipline decisions, senior management contract negotiations, severance negotiations, drafting employee handbooks and policies, and other workforce issues. In addition, Tina conducts internal wage and hour audits to assist clients in properly classifying employees, protecting against off-the-clock liability, and avoiding independent contractor misclassification and joint employer liability.

Tina represents clients across many industries, including financial services, health care, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, service, technology and trucking industries. She has assisted employers ranging in size from those in the Fortune 100 to start-up companies.

Tina practices before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the DLSE, DOL, EEOC, NLRB, and state agencies. Tina has represented clients throughout the United States, including California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.  She is an active member of the bar in California, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as admitted in numerous federal district and appellate courts nationwide.

Christina T. Tellado is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability - Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry, Monday, March 12, 2018
Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play? - Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry, Monday, March 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play? - Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play?, Monday, March 12, 2018
Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability - Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability, Monday, March 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability - Common Sexual Harassment Claims Issues – Reporting, Investigation, Settlements and Liability, Monday, March 12, 2018
Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play? - Framework of Sexual Harassment – What Roles Do Gender Diversity, Bias and Discrimination Play?, Monday, March 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Sexual Harassment and Entertainment: How Attorneys Can Help Navigate a Way Forward for Survivors and the Industry, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
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