Kevin represents employers in many areas of labor and employment law, including race, age, gender, religion, national origin, and disability employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and wage and hour claims. He defends clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, in state and federal courts, and in arbitrations. Kevin also provides guidance to management to ensure employment practices are in full compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and workplace privacy issues.
Kevin also represents companies and individuals involving non-compete covenants, trade secrets, and other matters associated with departing employees. He advises clients on using non-compete covenants in employment contracts and other business agreements, as well as a wide variety of other strategies for protection of key employees, customer relationships, and proprietary information.
- Defends charges of discrimination against employers, including on-site investigations, witness interviews, drafting position statements for submission to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and mediating cases.
- Drafts and revises employee handbooks and employment policies to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
- Counsels clients on wage and hour requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, including analysis of minimum wage and overtime obligations and structuring pay practices to avoid wage liability.
- Advises clients on handling security breaches and compliance with the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act.
- Counsels clients on compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act during facility closings and mass layoffs, including advice on NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance.
Prior Legal ExperienceKevin's career began as an Associate at Hedrick Eatman Gardner & Kincheloe LLP in Raleigh from 2006 to 2007.