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John Ashby

Partner
LOCATION   Boise Office
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5200
EMAIL   jashby@hawleytroxell.com
Employment Partner John Ashby

John Ashby is an experienced employment lawyer, and he is chair of Hawley Troxell’s Employment Law Practice Group. John represents employers in all areas of employment law, including wrongful discharge, discrimination and fair labor standard practice claims. He also advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws and conducts management training on a variety of employment law topics. John believes that good training and a proactive approach can prevent most employment law claims. However, when employees do raise claims, John represents employers in court or in proceedings before the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the EEOC and the Department of Labor.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Stephen S. Trott, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Boise, Idaho.

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, summa cum laude, 2004

Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review

UNDERGRADUATE: Boise State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Community Activities

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley, Board member

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise, 2013-2015

Treasure Valley YMCA, Board Member, Human Resources Committee Chair


Employment Partner John Ashby

John Ashby

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5200
EMAIL    jashby@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

John Ashby is an experienced employment lawyer, and he is chair of Hawley Troxell’s Employment Law Practice Group. John represents employers in all areas of employment law, including wrongful discharge, discrimination and fair labor standard practice claims. He also advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws and conducts management training on a variety of employment law topics. John believes that good training and a proactive approach can prevent most employment law claims. However, when employees do raise claims, John represents employers in court or in proceedings before the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the EEOC and the Department of Labor.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Stephen S. Trott, United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Boise, Idaho.

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, summa cum laude, 2004

Articles Editor, Arizona Law Review

UNDERGRADUATE: Boise State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Community Activities

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley, Board member

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise, 2013-2015

Treasure Valley YMCA, Board Member, Human Resources Committee Chair


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Arizona Bar Association, 2005

Idaho Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Chairperson, 2012-2013)

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley

Society for Human Resource Management, Member

Accomplishments

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation Labor and Employment Law, 2017

Idaho Business Reviews, Accomplished 40 Under 40 award recipient, 2013


Articles & Publications

Articles & Presentations

American Rescue Plan Act and FFCRA Leave, co-author, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, March 2021

Hawley Troxell 2021 Employment Law Update, January 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Title VII Protections to Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, June 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, March 2020

Employment Law and the Coronavirus, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, March 2020

Social Media and the NLRA: Can An Employer Fire Someone Over Social Media Posts?, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, May 2019

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley, 2017 Employment Law Outlook Under the Trump Administration, January 2017

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Executives Roundtable, Employment Law for Business Owners and Executives, July 2016

Ada County Employer Association, Disabilities in the Workplace, January 2016

National Business Institute, Human Resources Law from Start to Finish,
November 2015

Snake River SHRM Chapter, Dealing with the Problem Employee, October 2015

Snake River SHRM Chapter, Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations,
June 2015

Idaho Business Review, “Is Using Social Media in a Hiring Decision Worth the Risk?”, January 2015

The Advocate, EEOC Enforcement Guidance Expands Protections Against Pregnancy Discrimination, January 2015

Women’s Business Center of Idaho, Employment Law for Business Owners, June 2014

Idaho Society of Association Executives, Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace, April 2014

The Advocate, Employers Should Assess the Legal Risks Before Hiring a Competitor’s Employees, February 2014

Association of Corporate Counsel, Hiring a Competitor’s Employees, November 2013

Southern Idaho Compensation and Benefits Association, Social Media in the Workplace, September 2013

The EEOC Signals a Renewed Focus on Genetic Discrimination, Hawley Troxell Employment Blog, May 2013