Senior Vice President, Human Capital @ At LytxTM, (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by LytxTM, helps companies advance the safety and efficiency of their drivers From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Employment Counsel, Americas / Asia Pacific
Senior Vice President, Human Capital @ At LytxTM, (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), we harness the power of data to change human behavior and help good companies become better. Our flagship product, DriveCam powered by LytxTM, helps companies advance the safety and efficiency of their drivers From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Employment Counsel, Americas / Asia Pacific / Japan / Greater China Regions @ Provide practical day-to-day employment counsel to client groups; draft executive agreements, separation agreements, settlement agreements, offer letters, bonus agreements, policies, and employee communications; respond to and handle demand letters, manage litigation matters (state, federal and administrative), provide counsel on workforce transition matters; prepare and present employment-related training; conduct and/or oversee internal investigations; provide counsel on leave of absence and accommodation matters; manage diversity dashboard; provide periodic legal updates; oversee contingent workforce policies and practices; proactively manage employment law compliance. From June 2009 to December 2012 (3 years 7 months) Employment Attorney @ Litigation Practice: General employment litigation practice involving the defense of claims for wrongful termination in violation of public policy, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, failure to accommodate, wage and hour, and fraud. Prepare and respond to written discovery, take and defend depositions, document management, research and draft motions including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss and motions to compel arbitration, draft preliminary pleadings, attend court hearings, mediation, arbitration, conduct settlement negotiations, draft settlement agreements and general case management. Extensive contact with clients and opposing counsel.
Counseling Practice: Draft employment-related agreements, including severance, retention, incentive compensation, executive and independent contractor agreements. Counsel clients on various issues of employment law including exempt status, hiring, discipline, termination, wage and hour, disability accommodation, policies and leave administration. Perform employment, exempt status and payroll audits. Advise on reductions-in-force, draft related severance documents, work closely with the client to analyze discrimination testing data, and perform WARN Act analysis and research when necessary. Review employee handbooks for compliance with state and federal law and draft policies. Perform research and draft related memoranda and correspondence. Extensive client contact. From March 2005 to June 2009 (4 years 4 months) Employment Services Specialist @ From 1995 to 2004 (9 years)
JD @ University of San Diego School of Law From 2001 to 2004 BBA, Human Resources Management @ University of San Diego From 2000 to 2000 Tonya Cross is skilled in: Employment Law, Employee Relations, FMLA, FLSA, Employment Contracts, Employment Law Compliance, HR Policies, Leave of Absence, Workplace Investigations, Employment Litigation, Leaves Of Absence, Americans with Disabilities Act, Talent Management, Career Development, Talent Acquisition, Applicant Tracking Systems, Wage & Hour, Leadership Development, Human Resources
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