Overview

Ted Hollis helps employers prevent, resolve and defeat employment litigation claims nationwide. Ted proactively helps clients implement strategies and policies to avoid employment disputes. When a claim arises, he litigates aggressively on behalf of management. Ted is particularly experienced in defending collective action and class action wage and hour lawsuits.

Wage and Hour

Ted guides clients through compliance issues and defends claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws. He defends against individual and collective lawsuits, defends Department of Labor (DOL) and state audits and investigations, and conducts internal audits of pay practices and policies.

Employment Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment

Ted defends employers against employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment charges and lawsuits. He represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state and local civil rights enforcement agencies and conducts internal investigations.

Ted has litigated hundreds of claims in federal and state courts under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • OSHA retaliation/whistleblower claims
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA benefit, Section 510 and COBRA claims)
  • State civil rights laws

Employment Counseling Experience

Ted talks with — not at — clients. He works cooperatively with employers to prevent disputes and train human resources professionals. He counsels on:
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • ADA reasonable accommodation
  • Drafting employment agreements
  • Preparing termination severance agreements
  • Drafting and reviewing employee handbooks and policies
  • Reduction in force and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act planning
  • Background check compliance under the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA)

Personal Interests

Ted loves international travel and experiencing new cultures. He has visited over 30 countries and six continents — including Antarctica!

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Certifications

Registered Civil Mediator in Indiana

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Indiana Law Journal (1996)

Taylor University
B.A. summa cum laude (1993)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Employment Law Handbook
    Contributing Author, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 1996-2014

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series — Graduate
  • Indiana University Law Fellowship
  • American Jurisprudence Award Recipient — Property, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Alpha Chi
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Chi Alpha Omega
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