Fiona W. Ong, a partner with the labor and employment law firm Shawe Rosenthal LLP, was appointed to both the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Maryland Chamber Foundation Board of Directors.
Ong will serve as general counsel for both boards and is the first minority to serve as general counsel and the second woman to hold the role.
In her practice, Ong defends employers in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour regulation, both in court and before federal and state agencies.
Ong also provides advice to managers and human resources on a wide variety of personnel matters, and conducts training on harassment, reasonable accommodations, and other issues for both supervisors and employees. She prepares employee handbooks and personnel policies, and assists government contractors in complying with affirmative action obligations.
Ong also serves as co-chair of the Maryland Chamber’s Labor and Employment Committee. She is also the editor for the Maryland Human Resources Manual, a joint publication of the Maryland Chamber and the American Chamber of Commerce Resources LLC.
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