Edward F. Harold: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Edward F. Harold

New Orleans,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(504) 592-3801

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Benefits Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • ERISA Defense
  • Family and Medical Leave Act - FMLA
  • Fiduciary Obligations and Disputes Arising out of ERISA
University The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, B.A., 1989
Law SchoolLouisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, Louisiana; Alabama; Mississippi

Ed Harold is a partner in the New Orleans office and chair of the firm's Retail Industry Practice Group.

His practice is primarily devoted to employment litigation in both state and federal court in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and counseling employers to avoid litigation.

Throughout his career, he has spent significant time and attention assisting employers in managing employee attendance and leave issues.

As a result of this work, in 1999, Ed testified before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee of the United States Senate about the problems employers face in administering FMLA leave.

Ed is AV peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been listed inChambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyerssince 2009 and inThe Best Lawyers in Americasince 2010.

Arbitration Agreements Help Avoid Negative Publicity April 23, 2013

Multi-Location Retail Store Not 'Appropriate' for Union Bargaining December 12, 2011

You Can't Make Me Sell That! January 9, 2008

Quotes and Soundbites
EEOC & New Guidelines For Pregnant Women August 3, 2014

Lack Of E-Cigarette Laws Leaves Employers In Haze March 27, 2014

5 Things To Think About Beyond PPACA December 17, 2013

'Living Wage' Bill Highlights New Worker Rights Battleground September 17, 2013

NY Risks Overreach With Ban On Secret Harassment Accords May 22, 2013

Social-Media Policy Key to Mitigate Liability October 23, 2012

Background Checks Useful, But Limited June 1, 2012

No Need To Check Applicants' Social Media June 1, 2012

Social Media Are A Potential Minefield On The Job March 25, 2012

Labor Laws Don't Take A Holiday For Seasonal Employees September 23, 2011

Newsletter Articles
Texting For Business On Personal Cell Phones September 1, 2014

What An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out June 1, 2014

Partying In The Store March 1, 2014

New Year's Resolutions: Five Areas Of Focus For 2014 December 3, 2013

EEOC Loses (Again) On Criminal-Background Checks September 1, 2013

Handling Misconduct By (Someone Else's) Employees June 1, 2013

Lessons Learned from Sports: Improve Your Team Every Year June 1, 2013

Upgrading Through Free Agency: Seasonal Hires In A Down Economy December 3, 2012

Using Conviction Records As A Screening Tool June 1, 2012

A Tale Of Two Stores March 1, 2012

I'll Get You For This - Avoiding Charges Of Workers' Comp Retaliation December 1, 2011

The Injured Worker: Practical Approaches For Avoiding Lawsuits September 1, 2011

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, And Equal Pay Act Claims Are Everywhere June 1, 2011

Terminating Employees For Theft, Part 2 June 1, 2011

Common Mistakes When Terminating Employees For Theft, Part 1 March 1, 2011

Crowd Control Tips From OSHA December 1, 2010

Social Networking in the Retail World September 1, 2010

Multi-Location Retail Store Not Appropriate For Bargaining June 1, 2010

Document Retention Vs. Document Creation: Which Is More Important? March 1, 2010


South Central Industrial Association Workshop - Houma, LA
November 7, 2013

Corporate Counsel CLE Luncheon - New Orleans, LA
March 21, 2013

Employment Law Workshop - Houma, LA
November 8, 2012

Association of Corporate Counsel - New Orleans, LA
September 13, 2012

Managing the Evolving Electronic Workplace - Houma, LA
October 27, 2011


Chancellor and Sunday School Teacher, St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Member, Board of Trustees The University of the South

Previous Community Activities: Board of Trustees New Orleans City Park
Board of Trustees New Orleans Museum of Art
Board of Trustees St. Martin's Episcopal School
President of the Father's Club St. Martin's Episcopal School
Vice - President Father's Club St. Paul's School

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; 5th Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment Awarded to Louisiana Detention Center in Gender Discrimination Case

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Texting For Business On Personal Cell Phones
Edward F. Harold, September 12, 2014
In the last few years, many industries and companies have been coming to grips with the problems posed by employees using their personal phones, tablets, or laptops for business uses. The recognition of the need to develop policies for these devices likely started when smart phones other than...

What An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out
Edward F. Harold, June 19, 2014
Many retailers consider the professional appearance of their staff to be a significant aspect of their customers’ shopping experience. Unkempt, unclean, and unfriendly employees create negative impressions that injure the brand. For many years, courts have recognized that the image presented...

Partying In The Store
Edward F. Harold,Jaklyn Wrigley, March 6, 2014
The cost of bad behavior in the workplace can be significant and assorted. Bad behavior damages morale, results in a loss to a company’s profits, jeopardizes safety, and diminishes productivity. Use of drugs and alcohol - or partying in the workplace - can greatly contribute to bad behavior.

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Edward F. Harold

201 St. Charles Avenue
New OrleansLA 70170


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