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Sandra Perry is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group, representing national, regional and local clients in labor and employment related matters and litigation. She has extensive experience counseling, training and assisting employers in all aspects of compliance with federal and state employment laws, including discharge, harassment claims and investigations, disability and reasonable accommodation issues, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, wage and hour audits and compliance, non-compete agreements, trade secrets protection, executive compensation and severance, alternative dispute resolution, personnel policies and procedures, OSHA investigations, state law wage claims, common law claims, immigration, and other federal and state employment laws. Sandra represents employers in litigated matters in federal and state court and before federal and state administrative agencies. She also represents management in traditional labor law matters, including union avoidance, unfair labor practice investigations and litigation, and union representation proceedings.  Sandra is a member of the BME Executive Committee and Diversity Committee.

While in law school, Sandra clerked for a large law firm and the National Labor Relations Board. Sandra began her legal career clerking for the Honorable John G. Baker of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Prior to pursuing her law degree, Sandra worked for several international companies in Australia, specializing in international trade and personnel recruitment. Sandra is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in the State of Indiana.

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D., magna cum laude, 2000)
The University of Memphis (B.A., summa cum laude)

Honors / Awards

The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2020; Chambers USA top ranking in labor and employment; Staff editor for the Indiana Law Journal

Appearances / Publications

Sandra has spoken on various employment law issues including workplace violence, harassment, recordkeeping, handbook policies, social media, FMLA/ADA, wage-hour, and workplace investigations. She has spoken on labor and employment related topics for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Lorman Education Services, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Indianapolis Motorsports Association, Indiana Livestock, Forage, and Grain Forum, Indiana Bankers Association, Eastern Indiana Human Resources Association, American Public Power Association Business and Financial Forum, FlashPoint HR, CEO-Net, CFO and HR Strategy Forums, and various other industry associations. She has written several articles about labor and employment issues, including “Recent Developments Under the FMLA.” (Hoosier Banker, 2003); “Time Out: Deciphering the Department of Labor’s new regulations for white collar exemptions.” (Smart Business Indianapolis, 2004); “Mentally Ill Employees Who Threaten Co-workers are Not Protected by the ADA,” (Indiana Manufacturers Association Newsletter); and various articles on the FLSA published in Hoosier Banker and The Indianapolis Business Journal. She co-authored “Model Employee Policies for Indiana Employers,” for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce (5th Ed., 7th Ed., and all updates 2007-17).

Appointments / Memberships

Member: Indianapolis Bar Association

Admissions

Indiana, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana