Unravel the complexities of employment law that often read like an alphabet soup for service firms. In this course, we delve into the critical aspects of employment law that matter most to professionals in service industries. From understanding the ins and outs of restrictive covenants and safeguarding trade secrets to ensuring compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), this course equips you with the knowledge and strategies needed to protect your service firm's interests.
We'll explore common areas where service firms may encounter legal challenges and provide valuable insights on how to avoid potential pitfalls. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the intricate web of employment laws, minimize risks, and ensure your firm operates with confidence and compliance. Join us on this educational journey to become a proactive guardian of your service firm's legal well-being.
Ed Harold, regional managing partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, has been practicing labor and employment law for over thirty years.
Ed focuses his practice on partnering with employers to avoid litigation by identifying his clients’ priorities and ensuring his advice on today’s issue fits the bigger picture. Ed also serves as chair of the firm's Retail Industry Team, partnering with retailers to improve employee productivity in many ways and helping employers streamline employment processes, from hiring through discharge, in a manner that makes defending employment related claims easier.
When litigation results, Ed handles cases across multiple industries in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. He has challenged issues that employers face under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ERISA.
Ed also has substantial experience in various practice areas, including:
- Corporate Investigations
- Employee Benefits Litigation
- Employment Policies and Procedures
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Litigation
- Wage and Hour Law
Outside of work, Ed is active in the New Orleans community where he has been a life-long resident. He currently serves on the Board of Junior Achievement New Orleans focusing on economic literacy and entrepreneurial development in the children of New Orleans. He has previously served on the Boards of City Park New Orleans, The University of the South, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and St. Martin’s Episcopal School.