is a partner in Foulston Siefkin’s Employment and Labor team. She advises employers on complex workplace challenges at all stages of the employment relationship, working with business owners, managers, and HR professionals to guide them in making strategic and lawful decisions regarding their employees. When disputes arise, she represents companies before state and federal agencies and defends clients in workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other employment-related lawsuits. Tara is a respected presenter at seminars throughout the region. She has spoken on an array of topics, including the benefits and challenges of social media in the workplace and the proper classification of employees and independent contractors. Tara has also successfully represented both employers and employees in sensitive and often fast-moving disputes regarding non-compete agreements; in this evolving area of the law, Tara provides her clients with both legal and practical advice and tailors her negotiation and litigation strategy to reach her clients’ business goals.