Ms. Farmer represents management in a wide variety of employment matters before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Farmer also counsels management on preventative strategies and advises clients on policies, handbooks, investigations, employment agreements, and best practices in the area of workplace law. Ms. Farmer regularly speaks on a number of employment-related topics.
While attending law school, Ms. Farmer served as Comment Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review.
•Real World Solutions (Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook, August 2008) [Co-Author]
Speeches and Presentations
•“The False Claims Act: Employee Allegations of Retaliatory Dismissal - What You Need to Know to Defend These Claims,” Dallas HR (Dallas, TX, September 2016) (Presenter)
•“Strategizing the Best Responses to Today’s Workplace Scenarios Challenging HR,” East Texas HR Association (Kilgore, TX, July 2016) (Presenter)
•“Protecting Your Company’s Secrets,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX January 2016) (Presenter)
•“Do I Really Have to Pay for That? Understanding and Preventing Claims for Off-the-Clock Work,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2015) (Presenter)
•“Managing Smarter in Tough Times,” Komen Affiliate Southeast Regional Training (Ft. Worth, TX, July 2014) (Presenter)
•“Independent Contractors...or Employees?” Center for Nonprofit Management (Dallas, TX, February 2014) (Presenter)
•“Best Employment Law Practices in 2014,” National Association of Advertising Distributors, Inc. (Dallas, TX, February 2014) (Presenter)
•“Fearless Firing: Saying Goodbye Without a Courthouse Reunion,” Center for Nonprofit Management (Dallas, TX, October 2013) (Presenter)
•“The Workplace Law Landscape for 2013: Trends and Challenges,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2013)
•“Managing Injured and Ill Workers Two Years into the FMLA and ADA Amendments,” Mid-Cities HR Association (Arlington, TX, January 2012) (Presenter)
•“2011 - The Game,” Apple Inc. (Austin, TX, May 2011) (Presenter)
ESI Lost After Duty To Preserve Had Been Triggered Results In Limited Sanction Under New Rule 37(e)
September 27, 2016
A federal court in Utah recently applied the newly amended Rule 37(e) and, in doing so, issued relatively limited sanctions following a finding of spoliation. In First American Title Insurance Company, et al v. Northwest Title Insurance Agency, et al, No. 2:15-cv-00229, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118377 (D. Utah, Aug.
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