Ruby Fenton

Ruby Fenton

Partner
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky
Phone:
502-584-1000
Fax:
502-584-2318
Email:

Ms. Fenton's practice centers in the area of Labor and Employment Law. She has a wealth of experience in the following areas:

Employment Law: Representation of employers in defense of both individual and class action suits claiming unlawful employment discrimination and/or common law wrongful discharge. Representation of employers in administrative proceedings in the areas of employment discrimination, wage and hour, unemployment, occupational safety and health. Representation of individuals and businesses in employment matters related to purchase and/or sale of business, drafting and enforcing agreements relating to employment including but not limited to those containing restrictive covenants.

Traditional Labor Law: Representation of management in aspects of labor/management related to opposition of unionization, representation proceedings, employer's election campaign, contract negotiations and interpretations and arbitrations.

Miscellaneous: Assist clients in "litigation prevention" techniques including preparation of employee handbooks, consultation with and training of management personnel with respect to employment policy development and implementation, and advice on employment actions such as layoff, termination, promotion, etc.

Mediation/Arbitration: Certified Mediator, Kentucky Supreme Court. Mediation of civil matters including labor and employment matters, contract disputes, and commercial disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1989
  • Kentucky, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1989
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Book Award - Evidence and Trusts and Estates
    • Law Journal: Journal of Law and Education, Staff Member, 1988 - 1989
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • Bachelor of Science - 1979
    • Major: Audiology

Published Works

  • Fenton, Chapter 13: "Whistleblower Protection"; Law & Ethics in Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Radiology, W.B. Sounders Company, 1995

Representative Clients

  • City of LaGrange, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • Masters' Supply, Inc.
  • Centers for Accessible Living
  • Walker Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • MiD, Inc.
  • Star Aviation, Inc

References

  • Hon. Thomas J. Knopf
  • Hon. A.C. McKay Chauvin
  • Ms. Karen Garnet, Dist. Director, Dept. of Labor
  • Mr. Jack Bell, Jr. President, Masters' Supply, Inc.

Classes/Seminars

  • Employment Discrimination Law and Labor Law, University of Louisville School of Business, 1989 - 1990
  • Paralegal Studies, Sullivan College, 1982 - 1985
  • Human Resources, Bellarmine University
  • "Safe Harbors in Labor/Employment Law" & "Intersection of the ADA and other Labor & Employment Laws", Carl A. Warns Labor & Employment Law Institute, 1996 - 2014
  • "Effective Policies and Procedures: Creation and Administration", "Social Media in the Workplace", and "Enforceability of Covenants not to Compete", Oldham County Government, 2007 - 2016
  • "Changes in Life Affecting Employer Strategies", Kentucky Healthcare/Financial Management Association, 2005 - Present
  • "The Wage and Hour Laws and the Effects of...", Kentucky Financial Professionals Conference, 2005 - Present
  • "Employment Law Update", "Hiring and Firing: How to do it Right", and "Beyond the Basics in Employment Law, Sterling Education Services, 2001 - 2010
  • "All Hands on Deck - Navigating Return to Work Issues", and "Matters of the Mind", Access Center Partnership, 1993 - 2003
  • "Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Differences You Need to Know and Document Drafting Tips", Business Associations Law Institute, 2017 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 1989 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
  • Attorneys Advisory Committee, The Access Center, Member, 2000 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Chairperson, 1996 - 1997
  • Legal Studies Advisory Board, Sullivan University, Member, 2000 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Borowitz & Goldsmith, PLC, Partner, 2004 - 2013
  • Pitt Fenton, PLLC, Partner, 1997 - 2004
  • Rogers, Fuller & Pitt, Associate, 1989 - 1997