Josh C. Harrison

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Josh represents and counsels businesses on employment law matters, including developing plans and strategies to tackle challenging circumstances, such as harassment investigations, workplace injuries or fatalities, business model challenges by independent contractors, and managing crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to daily advice and counsel, a significant portion of Josh’s practice includes defending clients against class and collective litigation or arbitration in multiple jurisdictions across the country. Many of these cases involve claims of independent contractor misclassification. Josh’s clients include companies with multi-state and international operations in a wide range of industries, including technology, construction, retail, distribution, higher education, manufacturing, and banking.

Josh has utilized his experience to build the Ogletree Deakins Model for Alabama Employers, a series of employment law compliance programs for growing and small businesses. These programs address employee handbooks and policies, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants (i.e., non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements), compliance plans for anticipated headcount and geographic growth, and independent contractor labor models. Josh delivers the programs on a flat-fee basis to ensure budgetary certainty and predictable pricing.

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Professional Activities

  • Project Corporate Leadership Birmingham
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA); Committee on Legal Education; session coordinator for the November 2019 Compliance Workshop
  • CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Employment Disputes Committee
  • Birmingham Bar
  • Alabama State Bar (L&E Section)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar


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