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Linda D. Walton is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Law practice and former chair of the firm's Strategic Diversity Committee. In her practice, Linda defends both private sector and public sector employers in state and federal employment-related litigation matters. Through day-to-day counseling and the design and presentation of preventative law training programs for managers, supervisors, and human resources personnel, Linda also devotes a significant part of her practice to advising employers on how to avoid employment litigation. She advises and trains clients on a wide range of employment law matters, including among others, wage-and-hour law compliance, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) compliance, Title VII compliance, workplace harassment, and newly emerging employment law issues related to employee and employer use of social media. Linda is also often called upon to conduct sensitive workplace investigations on behalf of both private sector and public sector employers.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated systems can increase efficiency and help reduce human error. However, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the White House, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are warning companies that uncritical reliance on AI can have legal consequences, including potentially building in bias that can lead to claims