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, 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. He also regularly advises management on a wide range of employment issues, including EEO compliance, investigation of complaints, employee leaves of absence, employee handbooks, FLSA classification, wage payment, and employment contracts.
Areas of Focus
- Provides advice and counsel to management on all aspects of employment law, including hiring and firing, discipline, training, EEO compliance, leaves of absence, investigations, wage and hour, FLSA classification, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.
- Represents and defends employers in employment litigation pending before federal and state courts
- Represents and defends employers regarding charges and complains of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other federal and state administrative agencies
Cumberland School of Law, JD, 1993
University of the South, BA, 1986
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® (Labor Law – Management) 2023
+Professional & Community Activities
Susan G. Komen Charlotte, Board of Directors, 2016-present
North Carolina Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar Association
American Corporate Counsel Association