H. Bernard Tisdale

Office Managing Shareholder Charlotte

Mr. Tisdale has wide experience in general civil and employment litigation. This experience ranges from advising clients on preventive measures to avoid formal charges and lawsuits, and representing clients before the United States Court of Appeals, to handling individual employment discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the federal courts as well as handling wrongful discharge and other employment-related litigation in state and federal courts. He regularly represents employers on safety and health matters including advising and defending clients on OSHA compliance issues involving Federal OSHA and state plan states.  He regularly assists clients with contract disputes and non-compete and trade secrets advice and litigation. His experience also includes counseling clients on wage and hour compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act and performing compliance audits under the FLSA, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and employment policies and procedures, conducting management training seminars.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina Defense Attorneys Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (Safety, Health & Security Committee)
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)


  • Performance Driven Forum - ''The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Ethical Leadership Standards'' - Greer - June 22, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Anatomy of an OSHA Serious Injury/Fatality Investigation: Are You Prepared?'' - San Diego - May 03, 2017

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October 23, 2018 - SHRM Online - "Winning Office Lottery Pools: See You in Court"
May 22, 2018 - SHRM Online - "Will High Court’s Ruling on Sports Betting Affect Office Pools?"
March 21, 2018 - SHRM Online - "Some Employees Bet Hundreds on March Madness"