Scott Blews partners with his clients to meet the full range of their employment and labor law needs, from counseling and advice through litigation and trial. On the counseling front, as a former in-house counsel, Mr. Blews has honed his approach of efficiently providing clients with concrete recommendations that balance the legal and business landscape, rather than rambling research memoranda that shy away from taking a position on what should be done. Moreover, when litigation ensues, Mr. Blews provides first-rate, cost-effective legal work.
Mr. Blews possesses the trial experience to take a case to a jury verdict, as well as the judgment and foresight to help clients evaluate when it may make sense to resolve a claim. He has represented employers successfully in a wide variety of employment, labor and other litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country, from Miami to Anchorage, and numerous places in between. These cases have included discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims under state and federal employment laws, such as Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations (OSHA) and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN); overtime and exempt classification claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, including collective actions; state law tort claims, such as defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent retention and hiring; whistleblower claims; breach of contract claims; unfair labor practice claims; and equal protection, due process, First Amendment and other constitutional claims. In addition, Mr. Blews has successfully litigated numerous disputes with respect to trade secrets and restrictive covenants, including emergency hearings on requests for injunctive relief.
In the counseling realm, Mr. Blews has assisted clients with issues across the entire employment law spectrum, such as guiding clients through reductions in force; creating and revising policies and procedures; negotiating and drafting employment and severance agreements; offering advice regarding personnel decisions; conducting internal investigations, including sexual and racial harassment investigations; and conducting compliance training for clients’ human resources, management and front-line employees.
Before co-founding Continuum Legal Group LLP in July 2021, Mr. Blews was an employment partner at Taylor English Duma LLP since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Blews clerked for U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges in the Middle District of Florida, practiced with the labor and employment team of an international law firm and served in-house as a senior employment counsel for Delta Air Lines Inc.