Jill E. Hall is a Member in the Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits & ERISA practice groups, as well as the Banking and Health Care industry groups. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia. Jill is Chair of the Firm's Diversity Committee.
Jill has extensive experience at both the state and federal level in the areas of labor & employment law and employee benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and ERISA litigation. She has written extensively about these areas of the law and is a frequent speaker on employment and benefits-related topics. She represents employers in all facets of employment litigation and regularly advises clients on a wide array of human resources matters under both state and federal law, including disability and employee leave issues, employee discipline and termination issues, harassment and discrimination matters, and wage and hour issues. She also has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks and other employer policies and often provides trainings for managers and other employees.
Jill also represents employers, insurers, and third-party administrators in all aspects of health and welfare plan compliance and regularly advises clients on the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Jill also has experience in advising employers involved in major labor negotiations regarding health and welfare plan issues and representing employers in litigation related to delinquent contributions to multi-employer pension and welfare plans. Jill also advises employers with respect to withdrawal liability stemming from participation in multi-employer plans.
Jill is adept at every stage of the ERISA legal process, from the pre-suit administrative process to appeals in state and federal courts, including successful appearances before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has litigated matters such as ERISA preemption, fiduciary obligations, and claims for benefits. She also has extensive experience in drafting, compliance, and advisory work, as well as subrogation and reimbursement rights under health plans. Jill also represents employers in state and federal court with respect to claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful and retaliatory discharge, wage and hour, and violations of ERISA, COBRA, FMLA, and ADA.
Jill began her legal career as a law clerk to The Honorable Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Jill has received recognition for her work, having twice been named to The Best Lawyers in America® as Lawyer of the Year for her work in Employee Benefits and ERISA, and a Rising Star and Super Lawyer in Employment & Labor by West Virginia Super Lawyers®. She has a preeminent AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. She received her law degree from West Virginia University College of Law, having graduated Order of the Coif and a member of Law Review, and graduated summa cum laude from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia.