Josh C. Harrison

Associate Birmingham

Josh represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor law.  As a litigator, Josh is well-versed in virtually every aspect of employment litigation. From handling bench and jury trials to arguing before the Federal Courts of Appeals, he has an accomplished litigation track record spanning jurisdictions across the country.  Josh has obtained summary judgment for clients in federal employment lawsuits in a number of jurisdictions, including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Josh has successfully handled appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.   

In addition to his litigation practice, Josh frequently advises clients regarding wage and hour compliance issues, accommodation and leave issues, and non-competition agreements.  From multi-state corporations to start-up companies, Josh has worked closely with clients in drafting employee handbooks, developing compensation practices that comply with the FLSA, and reviewing contractual arrangements covering a wide-range of subjects. 

Josh received a "Preeminent" AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell, was named a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" and was included in B-Metro’s “Top Lawyers.”


Experience

  • Successfully defended in the federal appellate courts multiple favorable summary judgment rulings, including claims involving a production employee asserting discriminatory discipline, a female employee working in an all-male workforce alleging sex discrimination, and multi-plaintiff discrimination termination claims stemming from a RIF.
  • Obtained a TRO and preliminary injunction enforcing a non-competition agreement in Alabama state court.
  • Defended FLSA class and collective action claims arising from allegations of off-the-clock work and independent contractor misclassification.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Birmingham Bar (Community Education Committee)
  • Alabama State Bar (L&E Section)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar

Speeches:

  • Employment Law Seminar - ''OSHA Does Apply To You. Yes, I’m Talking To You!'' - Birmingham - November 04, 2016
  • SHRM - ''What Do You Mean I’m Their Employer? Recent Developments in the Joint Employer Doctrine'' - Cullman County - October 12, 2016
  • FMLA Master Class Alabama - ''Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Management'' - Birmingham - 2016

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