Melissa covers topics related to recruiting and hiring, such as immigration, employment contracts and the onboarding process. Melissa also covers international and global employer issues. Melissa has been quoted in SHRM and Dice and authored a column titled "The Front Burner: Yes: Database for workers' authorization operates well" for the Orlando Sentinel. Melissa holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining XpertHR, Melissa defended clients in a variety of employment-related matters involving harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims, as well as the enforcement of restrictive covenants.