Allyson Hauck is a partner with Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP. Allyson joined the firm in 2007 to represent public and non-profit entities in labor and employment matters. She practices in the areas of Labor Relations and Labor Law, focusing on collective bargaining issues, contract negotiations, unfair labor practice charges and fact-finding hearings. She has significant experience handling complex labor negotiations addressing municipalities in fiscal distress and has achieved significant structural changes to address these fiscal challenges.
Allyson also focuses her practice on personnel matters, providing advice and counsel regarding employer’s obligations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Title VII, Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as the numerous California leave laws.
In addition to her labor and employment practice, Allyson is trained to conduct Title IX investigations involving sexual violence and harassment allegations on college campuses. She has previously provided representation to Universities during the hearing process on these matters. Related to this representation, Ms. Hauck completed the Northeastern University Domestic Violence Clinic during law school, receiving training in trauma-focused representation and assisting victims of domestic violence in restraining order and harassment order cases, as well as providing legal guidance to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at the Boston Medical Center emergency room. Following law school, Ms. Hauck provided volunteer and pro-bono assistance to victims of sexual assault at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and the Victim Rights Law Center.
Allyson also provides trainings to clients on a variety of matters including AB 1825 Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention, Pregnancy-related Disability Leave and Accommodation, and Negotiations 101 for Public Entities and Non-Profits.
Allyson began her legal career working at a litigation firm in Boston, Massachusetts on public interest issues that included lead paint, pharmaceutical and toxic exposure litigation. She also has a background in policy and government, working on alcohol, tobacco and drug policy for a national public health research organization, and working on staff for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein and then California State Senator Jackie Speier. During law school, Allyson worked as a clerk for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and as a legal intern for Union-side labor law firm in New York City.
Presentations and Publications
- The Most Important Relationship You’ll Even Have: HR and Finance, CALPELRA Annual Conference 2015.
- AB 1522 Sick Leave for All, CPAAC Annual Spring Conference 2015.
- It’s All In The Numbers: Using Financial Information In Bargaining And Factfinding, CALPELRA 2014 Annual Conference.
- The Affordable Care Act, Impacts at the Negotiations Table, 2014 California Bar Labor and Employment Conference.
- Tools for Productive Labor Negotiations, 2013 Municipal Management Association of Northern California Conference.
- Contracting Out, 2013 County Personnel Administrators Association of California Fall Conference.
- Factfinding in the Post-AB 646 Era, 2013 NCCIPMA-HR Workshop
- Retiree Health Coverage: Leveraging the Affordable Care Act in the City of Modesto (co-author Eugene Parks), Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin, (October 2014)
- Lessons Learned from a City’s Move Towards Bankruptcy: First Look at AB 506 in Action (co-author with Genevieve Ng), Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin, Volume 2013 No. 9 (September 2013)
- When Firmly Held Religious Beliefs Conflict With the Right to Wedded Bliss (co-author with Emily Prescott and Dana Barton), California Public Employee Relations Journal, Issue 191 (August 2008)