Linda B. Hollinshead

Duane Morris LLP
30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Phone: +1 215 979 1885
Fax: +1 215 405 2977

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Linda B. Hollinshead


Linda B. Hollinshead practices in the area of employment law. Ms. Hollinshead provides training and counseling to employers throughout the country on a variety of subjects, including monitoring employee attendance, FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, FLSA and wage and hour compliance, including employee misclassification, business diversity, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management. Ms. Hollinshead also advises public accommodations as well as recipients of federal financial assistance on program accessibility and other compliance obligations. Ms. Hollinshead advises clients in numerous industries, including colleges and universities, manufacturing and retail companies, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, technology companies, financial services organizations, energy companies and not-for-profit entities.

Ms. Hollinshead conducts investigations on behalf of employers regarding claims of harassment and discrimination as well as counsels employers concerning their own investigation of and responses to such claims. She also assists employers by drafting employees policies and handbooks, confidentiality and restrictive covenant agreements, employment agreements, termination and severance agreements as well as independent contractor agreements. She represents organizations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other state and local agencies.

Ms. Hollinshead is a 1997 cum laude graduate of Rutgers University School of Law and a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (M.S., Public Policy) and Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude).

Representative Matters

  • Represented Brace Industrial Group L.P., a Houston-based industrial services roll-up, in its acquisition of Basic Industries, LLC, an industrial services company, for approximately $33 million.
  • Represented a Virginia IT staffing and consulting company in connection with a two-step transaction involving a corporate restructuring in which the company contributed substantial amounts of its assets and liabilities to a Delaware limited liability company, which simultaneously sold its preferred units to a third party investor for $20 million.

Areas of Practice

  • FLSA and wage and hour compliance
  • Diversity and EEO training
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance
  • FMLA and other leave law compliance
  • Employment Law


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Bucknell University, B.A., cum laude, 1993
  • Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute of Politics, M.S., Public Policy, 1995

Professional Activities

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Developments in Workplace Law and Practice," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2014, Philadelphia, May 8, 2014
  • Speaker,"Strategies for Attacking Attendance Control Issues," The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, 2012 Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 26, 2012
  • Speaker, "Meeting Your Duty Under USERRA – An Employer’s Obligation,"SHRM Lehigh Valley October, 2012 Conference, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 15, 2012
  • Speaker, "Accommodating the Disabled Individual – post ADA Amendments Act," SHRM Lehigh Valley October, 2012 Conference, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, October 15, 2012
  • Speaker, Webinar: "How to Terminate Insubordinates and Poor Performers Without Provoking a Lawsuit," Business 21 Publishing, August 28, 2012
  • Speaker, Webinar: "Faculty Background Checks: Bulletproof Your Policies & Avoid Liability," Higher Ed Hero, Division of Progressive Business Conferences, August 23, 2012
  • Speaker, Webinar: "FMLA Intermittent Leave: New Tools to Combat Abuse," Business 21 Publishing, August 7, 2012
  • Speaker, "Controlling Employee Use of Web 2.0," Contending with Social Media in the Workplace, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 20, 2012
  • Speaker, "I Saw Your Blog – You're Fired," Contending with Social Media in the Workplace, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 20, 2012
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Executive Branch – Employment Law," Penn Law Pre-College Summer Law Program, University of Pennsylvania Law School, July 23, 2012
  • Speaker, Webinar: "ADA Amendments Act: Latest Court Developments – Avoiding and Defending Against Claims Under the Expanded Definition of Disability," Strafford Business Publications, Inc., June 26, 2012
  • Speaker, "Making Accommodations for Students with Learning Differences—ADA: The Legal Mandates to Accommodate," Course: Best Practices in Teaching and Learning, College of Graduate Studies, Immaculata University, June 5, 2012
  • Speaker, "ADAAA and GINA Executive Update," The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, 2011 Annual Human Resources Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 29, 2011
  • Speaker, "Complying with the FLSA: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classification Issues," National Constitution Center Webinar, November 9, 2011
  • Speaker, "Crafting Social Media Policies," Smart Business/PNC Bank Business Webinars, October 19, 2011
  • Speaker, "ADA Amendments Act," Medical Office Managers Society of South Jersey, October 5, 2011
  • Speaker, "The ADA Amendments Act," Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (Webinar), September 13, 2011
  • Speaker, Seminar: "Leaves of Absence – What Managers Need to Know," New Jersey Utilities Association, Customer Service Committee Meeting, May 18, 2011
  • Speaker, Webinar: "EEOC Final Regs Under the ADA Amendments Act," Strafford Publications, Inc. May 17, 2011
  • Speaker, “Social Media: Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano,” Human Resources Association of Southern New Jersey, February 17, 2011
  • Speaker, "Harassment Prevention," Medical Office Managers Society of South Jersey, November 3, 2010
  • Speaker, "Documenting Discipline," Medical Office Managers Society of South Jersey, September 8, 2010
  • Speaker, “The Dos and Don’ts of Interviewing,” Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network (Webinar), August 10, 2010
  • Speaker, Webinar: "Wage and Hour Claims in Telecommuting and Alternative Work Arrangements - Avoiding, Defending and Settling FLSA and State Law Disputes," Strafford Publications, Inc. May 25, 2010
  • Speaker, "Recent Developments in Disability and Leave Matters," Duane Morris' Developments in Workplace Law and Practice 2010, Philadelphia, April 29, 2010
  • Speaker, "FMLA Update," Pennsylvania Bar Association, Employment Law Institute, April 2010
  • Speaker, "The Family and Medical Leave Act: One Year After the Regs," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, December 1, 2009
  • Speaker, "Issues in Labor and Employment in Obama's First Year," Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, November 12, 2009
  • Speaker, "Legal Update – EFCA, FMLA, ADA and Wage and Hour," CUPA-HR – Eastern PA Chapter, April 2009