My name is Chuck McDonald and I am a shareholder in the Greenville office and I practice primarily in the area of employment litigation. I was certified as a specialist in employment and labor law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in 2006. I represent a variety of employers in employment litigation matters ranging from breach of employment contracts to cases involving discrimination in areas of race, sex, age, and disability in both individual and class actions. I also counsel employers regarding wage and hour matters such as employee compensation, exempt/nonexempt status, overtime compensation, minimum wage payments, and off-the-clock work issues. I represent employers in individual and collective actions alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and applicable state wage payment statutes. I also represent employers in noncompete matters, trade secrets, and counsel employers in reduction-in-force situations to ensure compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). I am the shareholder author of the firm’s O-D Comply: Wage and Hour Issues and O-D- Comply: Employment Applications subscriptions.
Additionally, I have practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law for the past 19 years. Prior to joining the firm, I served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable C. Victor Pyle, Jr., Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Greenville, South Carolina. I litigate all aspects of employment law cases in state and federal courts, drafts employment contracts, severance agreements, and noncompete agreements. I also draft and review policy and procedure manuals, employee handbooks, contracts, and similar policies. I also provide harassment training, perform human resource audits, and audit employers’ timekeeping and payroll practices for compliance with federal and state wage/hour laws.
I am admitted to practice in the State of South Carolina (1995), the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (1997), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1999).