Julie A. Reddig

Employment and Labor Attorney

Principal

jareddig@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005)
    Senior Survey Editor, The Business Lawyer
    Recipient, Anne Barlow Gallagher Prize, UMB Diversity Recognition Award
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 2002)
    Certificate in Latin American Studies
    Minor in International Relations
    Recipient, Thomas V. Ablauf Distinguished Service Award
    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Chi Omega

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Overview

Employment attorney Julie Reddig helps employers build and maintain productive workplaces by navigating the many federal, state, and local laws protecting employees in the workforce. She counsels management on avoiding and defending against employment claims before administrative agencies and local, state, and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Julie’s clients represent a cross-section of the Washington, DC region’s employers, with a mix of blue and white collar environments, particularly in construction and related companies, transportation, property management, professional services, and consulting firms. Many of these are government contractors.

Julie counsels and trains executives, HR professionals, and front-line managers on compliance with employment statutes and regulations. This includes best practices for hiring and firing, preventing harassment claims, compliance with wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), laws that protect ill, injured or disabled employees, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or state or local laws, and laws specific to the wage and affirmative action obligations of government contractors. In addition, she helps contractors and subcontractors on public works projects to comply with prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.

When claims arise, Julie vigorously defends employers against discrimination and wage hour claims and investigations before various governmental agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maryland Commission on Human Relations, the DC Office of Human Rights, the U.S. Department of Labor, the DC Department of Employment Services, and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Julie also advises employers in matters involving union organization of an employer’s workforce and unfair labor practice charges filed under the National Labor Relations Act.

A native of south central Pennsylvania, Julie loves epicurean expeditions with her husband in their own kitchen, trying out new recipes on their young daughter and son. Julie is a member of the Junior League of Washington and Westmoreland Congregational UCC, where she enjoys teaching church school.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005)
    Senior Survey Editor, The Business Lawyer
    Recipient, Anne Barlow Gallagher Prize, UMB Diversity Recognition Award
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 2002)
    Certificate in Latin American Studies
    Minor in International Relations
    Recipient, Thomas V. Ablauf Distinguished Service Award
    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Chi Omega

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Education & Admissions

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2005)
    Senior Survey Editor, The Business Lawyer
    Recipient, Anne Barlow Gallagher Prize, UMB Diversity Recognition Award
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 2002)
    Certificate in Latin American Studies
    Minor in International Relations
    Recipient, Thomas V. Ablauf Distinguished Service Award
    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Chi Omega

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
Clerkships

Judicial intern for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Honors & Awards

Listed as "Rising Star" in Employment & Labor Law by Maryland Super Lawyers (2011-present)

Listed as "Rising Star" in Employment & Labor Law by Washington, DC Super Lawyers (2013-present)

Community Involvement
  • ArtStream (Board of Directors, 2018)
  • Junior League of Washington (Volunteer)
  • Westmoreland Congregational UCC (Member, Church School Teacher)
Professional Memberships
  • American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington (Member)
  • Associated General Contractors of Metropolitan DC (Member)
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (Member)
  • F&F HR Networking Group (Moderator)
  • Association of Workplace Investigators (Member)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Member)
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Member)
Insights

Publications

Success Stories
Representative Matters
  • Negotiated a settlement between the U.S. Department of Labor and a federal construction contractor working on a DC project whose subs were not complying with the Davis-Bacon Act.
  • Successfully defended an employer accused of age discrimination in a jury trial in federal court.
  • Defended a federal contractor against a discrimination claim before the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
  • Helped a property management company transition a formerly unionized workforce to a non-unionized environment at a new property the client was hired to manage. This included developing written communications and talking points about hiring procedures, terms of employment, and benefits.
  • Conducted manager training for the Maryland office of a Fortune 500 company on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Helped client resolve issues related to internal theft by a long-term employee, including interfacing with federal law enforcement.
  • Developed an employee handbook for a growing client to reflect policies that apply now that it has more than 50 employees, including compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act and applicable state and local leave laws.
  • Represented municipality in arbitration disputes with unions involving terminations, failure to promote, and wage disputes.
  • Regularly enforce non-compete/non-solicitation agreements when a former employee solicits the client’s customers for new business.
  • Regularly advise employers on termination of employees, including performance documentation and communication with the employee before, during, and after the termination.
  • Regularly defend employers against discrimination and retaliation claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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