Robert’s practice focuses on the representation of management in multiple areas of labor and employment law, 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 the National Labor Relations Act. He has defended corporate clients in cases pending before Federal and state courts, as well as the EEOC, Department of Labor, and other Federal and state administrative agencies. Robert also counsels management on a wide range of employment issues including EEO compliance, complaints of discrimination and harassment, FLSA classification, wage payment, employee training, reductions in force, drug testing, and background screening. Robert also has extensive experience advising employers with regard to employee leave of absence and disability issues. He frequently provides assistance to employers regarding preparation of personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, termination agreements, and other related business matters.
Robert also partners with the firm’s Health Law and Employee Benefits attorneys in providing advice to medical practices, nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care entities in areas of physician contracts, compensation agreements, and general corporate matters.
Prior Legal ExperienceRobert's career began in Charlotte as an Associate with Blakeney & Alexander in 1993 and then with McGuireWoods LLP in 1998. He then served as In-house employment counsel for Family Dollar Stores, Inc. in Matthews, NC from 2004 to 2005.