Cheylynn Hayman is a member of the firm’s litigation group with an emphasis on employment law and employment defense.
With an eye toward helping clients avoid litigation issues, Ms. Hayman assists large and small employers in developing effective employment policies, procedures and handbooks. She has extensive experience with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. She also has significant experience in the area of employment contracts, including executive employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and independent contractor issues. Ms. Hayman also counsels clients on employment defense strategies. Ms. Hayman conducts in-house training programs for supervisors and employers on topics including hiring and firing, disability accommodations, and sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
Ms. Hayman also has experience assisting clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Hayman has particular experience in commercial litigation involving multi-level marketing, network marketing, and direct-sales companies. She has assisted both distributors and companies in various disputes, including cross-recruiting cases, contract and policy matters, international jurisdiction conflicts, and product issues. In addition to litigation, Ms. Hayman advises network marketing companies on policies and procedures and contract drafting.
Ms. Hayman also has expertise in environmental and administrative litigation. She has assisted clients in matters at both the agency level and in court, ranging from water use and Clean Water Act compliance, discharge permits, air quality and Clean Air Act compliance, citizen suits, notices of violation, public trust and sovereign lands litigation, and appeals.
Ms. Hayman has assisted both companies and individuals with a broad range of other litigation matters, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, contract negotiations and disputes, employee embezzlement, qui tam defense actions, and corporate governance and malfeasance. Ms. Hayman also has acted as special counsel to the State of Utah in constitutional challenges to enacted legislation.
In addition to her legal pursuits, Ms. Hayman is a strong supporter of dance and the arts. She is a former member of the University of Utah Crimson Line Dance Team and currently serves on the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company Board of Trustees. Ms. Hayman also is an admitted “dance mom” who has greatly enjoyed watching her young daughter develop her own love and passion for dance.
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