Felicia S. O'Connor

Associate

Overview

Felicia O’Connor is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice and the Automotive Industry Team.

Felicia frequently represents and counsels clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues including, wage and hour compliance, leave issues including the intersection between the ADA and FMLA, sexual and other harassment issues, WARN Act compliance, the Service Contract Act and many other areas.  She also has traditional labor experience including counseling on labor relations issues, responding to NLRB charges and conducting labor arbitrations.

Prior to attending law school and joining Foley, Felicia worked for a large technology and information company managing a team of website developers that spanned three countries. During law school, she worked as a summer associate at Foley’s Detroit office (2011).

Education

Felicia earned her degree from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2012). She also graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2001) where she majored in history.

Admissions

Felicia is admitted to practice in Michigan. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Publications & Presentations

  • “#MeToo And The New Realities Of Workplace Harassment,” Foley & Lardner’s 2018 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Summit, May 3, 2018
  • “Massachusetts Poised to Become the Latest State Offering a Paid Family Leave Program,” Foley & Lardner Labor & Employment Perspectives Blog, June 25, 2018
  • “When Is a Seemingly Exempt Employee Not Truly Exempt?” Foley & Lardner Labor & Employment Law Perspectives Blog, January 2, 2018
  • “As If Leave Laws Aren’t Complicated Enough – Don’t Forget That Leave Can Be a Reasonable Accommodation” Foley & Lardner Labor & Employment Law Perspectives Blog, July 24, 2017
  • “It Pays to Pay Attention to Impact When Considering Layoffs” Foley & Lardner Labor & Employment Law Perspectives Blog, February 20, 2017
  • “Watch Out for the Cat’s Paw – Employers May Be Accountable for Low-Level Employee Actions” Foley & Lardner Labor & Employment Law Perspectives Blog, September 19, 2016
  • “Increasing Legal Scrutiny of Website Accessibility in the Real Estate Industry,” CFSL Bulletin, June 2, 2016
  • “Non-Compete Agreements: Enforceability, Reasonableness and the Court’s Discretion to Blue Pencil,” Michigan Business Law Journal, Fall 2011

Capabilities

Insights

New York Second State to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
29 July 2019
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Michigan’s New Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Laws
02 January 2019
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Massachusetts Poised to Become the Latest State Offering a Paid Family Leave Program
25 June 2018
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
When Is A Seemingly Exempt Employee Not Truly Exempt?
02 January 2018
Labor & Employment Law Perspectives
Avoiding Whistleblower Claims in the Automotive Industry
9 July 2015
Web Conference