Aspen HR (“Aspen”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Anthony Knight as our Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant. Knight, formerly an employment attorney in private practice and with the EEOC, will spearhead Aspen HR’s latest best-in-class offering that will provide Aspen HR’s clients with an unmatched level of HR compliance and employment law expertise. He also has PEO experience in advising clients across a variety of industries nationwide. As part of Knight’s role, he will also assist private equity sponsors with HR due diligence needs as a key part of their overall acquisition due diligence strategy.
Knight holds a B.S. in Political Science and Government from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Stetson University College of Law. Knight said, “I am excited to join the Aspen HR team and provide our clients with an additional layer of expertise to minimize risk and promote innovative HR best practices while continuing Aspen HR’s exceptional service and client retention track record.”
Employment lawsuits and claims are a potential significant and time-consuming loss facing businesses. In the last five years, 60% of U.S. employers have faced employment lawsuits, with the average costing a company approximately $200,000, coupled with the substantial drain on time and missed opportunities. From state and federal administrative proceedings to complicated daily HR questions, Knight will expertly guide clients through the complex labyrinth of HR and employment law matters.
Jeanine Schottler, Managing Director of HR and Client Services at Aspen HR, said, “We’re thrilled to have Anthony on board. His depth of employment law experience and HR knowledge will complement our team of top-ranked professional HR Managers.”
Mark Sinatra, Aspen HR CEO, said, “We are excited to be one of the few PEOs in the country to provide our clients access to this strategic and unique HR service delivery model. Anthony’s comprehensive HR and employment law knowledge and experience will enhance our already outstanding services and thereby significantly benefit Aspen HR’s clients.”