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Alyson J. Guyan

Washington, D.C. Region

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Alyson J. Guyan is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents corporations and other entities in a wide variety of employment, safety and health, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour matters.

Ms. Guyan advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including claims based on the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Guyan assists clients with workplace investigations involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation. She also works on administrative matters before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state agencies.

Ms. Guyan has extensive experience advising clients regarding workplace safety and health matters. Ms. Guyan provides OSHA inspection counseling and safety and health compliance counseling. She also conducts safety and health compliance audits and reviews and revises corporate safety and health policies.

Ms. Guyan also counsels colleges and universities on NCAA and Title IX compliance matters. In addition, she provides guidance to clients on the requirements of athlete-agent laws and regulations.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Published Works

  • The Journal of NCAA Compliance [Contributor]
  • “In the Arena, A Sports Law Handbook,” New York State Bar Association (June 2013) [Co-Author, Title IX chapter]

Speeches and Presentations

  • American University Labor & Employment Law Forum, Annual Symposium [Panelist]

Blog Posts by Alyson J. Guyan

The NCAA And Transgender Student-Athlete Participation
June 11, 2015

“Transgender” is an umbrella term for a person whose gender identity presentation is outside stereotypical gender norms and who may seek to change his or her physical characteristics through hormones, gender reassignment surgery, or other actions. Read More

Colleges and Universities Must Address Sexual Violence Against Students
July 30, 2014

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five current and former female undergraduates who claimed the university  mishandled their complaints of sexual assault. Read More

NCAA Initiates Formal Changes to Student-Athlete Well-Being Rules
April 16, 2014

The NCAA Legislative Council has approved proposals for “student-athlete well-being rules.” One proposed rule change would provide Division I student-athletes (both scholarship athletes and walk-ons) with unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.  Under current NCAA rules, schools can provide three meal Read More