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Alison Jacobs Wice

Principal
Hartford

P 860-522-0404
F 860-247-1330
Alison.Wice@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Alison Jacobs Wice is Principal in the Hartford, Connecticut, office of Jackson Lewis P.C., where she represents management exclusively in workplace law and related advice, counsel, training and litigation. Ms. Wice is on the national leadership team for the firm’s Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group.

Since joining Jackson Lewis in September 2003, and throughout her career, Ms. Wice has represented employers in state and federal trial, appellate and administrative proceedings throughout the United States involving the full spectrum of substantive issues covered by the firm's employment law practice. She provides advice and counsel to corporate clients on a variety of employment and employee relations claims, including discrimination, sexual, age, disability and racial harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, collective bargaining, reductions in force, and leave management issues.

Ms. Wice also assists companies with personnel policy drafting and review, and day-to-day management of employee discipline and termination, preparation and enforcement of employment contracts, and prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Ms. Wice has provided training on a variety of employment law topics including internal investigations, diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment prevention training, wage and hour compliance, hiring and firing practices, and leave management.

While attending law school, Ms. Wice was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association

See AllBlog Posts by Alison Jacobs Wice

Walk the Compliance Walk in 2018
February 5, 2018

The New Year is prime time to take a look at your Code of Conduct and compliance policies both to consider whether you are up to date on all applicable requirements, but also so that you are fluent in your own processes and prepared to take prompt and compliant action when issues arise. Read More

Sometimes a Complaint is Just a Complaint: Eighth Circuit Applies Reasonableness Standard to Reject Employee’s SOX Retaliation Claim
August 19, 2016

Earlier this summer, in Beacom v. Oracle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment dismissing the SOX and Dodd Frank Act claims of an employee who was fired from his Vice President position after he says that he complained about changes in his employer’s financial forecasting. Read More

FMLA and ADA Claims Dismissed Where Employer Continued Misconduct Investigation During Employee’s Three Leaves
July 8, 2015

The situation is not that uncommon. An employer learns of a performance incident and the employee involved promptly requests FMLA leave. The employer then must decide how to address the incident while avoiding the risk of an FMLA or ADA claim. Read More