Frederick L. Warren

Partner
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone404.888.3828

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Practice Areas

  • Automotive
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Law
  • Global Legal Services
  • Healthcare
  • Wage/Hour
  • Hospitality
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
 
University University of Georgia, A.B., magna cum laude, 1978
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1981
 
Admitted1981, Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
BornMilledgeville, Georgia, November 24, 1955
 
Biography

Rick Warren handles all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor law, employment litigation and wage and hour matters.

He litigates cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He defends both individual and class action cases and has substantial jury trial experience. Rick also handles numerous mediations and arbitrations.

He devotes a significant part of his practice to preventive law and advising clients how to avoid/resolve labor and employment disputes and litigation. He has written numerous articles on labor and employment issues and frequently conducts management training and seminars.

Recent Experience

•Assisted numerous clients with reductions in force and compliance with the WARN Act.
•Negotiated plant closing agreement at unionized facility.
•Conducted seminars on wage and hour law, the new ADA amendments, social media, and the proposed Employee Free Choice Act.
•Assisted client on the legal aspects of union organizing.
•Negotiated withdrawals from multi-employer pension plans.
•Defended clients in lawsuits alleging race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, and disability discrimination, retaliation, FMLA interference, violations of wage and hour laws, and retaliation for asserting a worker's compensation claim.

Recent Publications

•Employers Rush to Embrace Noel Canning,National Law Journal, April 15, 2013
•How Natural Disasters Affect Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,ABALabor and Employment Flash, March/April 2013
•Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2nd Term,National Association of Dealer Counsel Newsletter, February 2013
•Legal Concerns When Considering a Reduction in Force, FordHarrison Webinar,January 15, 2013
•Ten Things Lawyers Like/Hate About Mediators panelist - Atlanta Bar Association Dispute Resolution Breakfast, January 4, 2012

Recent Publications and Presentations

•Employers Rush to Embrace Noel Canning,National Law Journal, April 15, 2013
•How Natural Disasters Affect Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,ABALabor and Employment Flash, March/April 2013
•Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2nd Term,National Association of Dealer Counsel Newsletter, February 2013
•Legal Concerns When Considering a Reduction in Force, FordHarrison Webinar,January 15, 2013
•Ten Things Lawyers Like/Hate About Mediators panelist - Atlanta Bar Association Dispute Resolution Breakfast, January 4, 2012

Honors and Awards

•The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
BTI Client Service All-Star Team
Georgia Super Lawyers - Employment and Labor
The Best Lawyers in America -Labor & Employment Law
The Best Lawyers in America -Atlanta Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year (2013)
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Georgia's Legal Elite byGeorgia Trend Magazine
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications

Supreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB
June 26, 2014

Lessons for Car Dealers from Fast Food Workers Walkouts
The Defender - The National Association of Dealer Counsel Newsletter
October 15, 2013

Legal Alert: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Bulletin about Federal Regulation of Payroll Cards
September 13, 2013

Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2nd Term
Defender Newsletter (National Association of Dealer Counsel)
February 1, 2013

Legal Alert: Employers Must Be Prepared to Use Revised FCRA Forms Beginning January 1, 2013
December 21, 2012

Does Ledbetter Create Pay Fairness, Unfair Burden, or Both?
Daily Report (Fulton County)
April 24, 2009

Presentations

International Arbitration, Derailed Cases and Workplace Disputes
February 26, 2013

Legal Concerns When Considering a Reduction in Force- Complimentary Webinar
January 15, 2013

Benefits and Risks of Using Social Media in Employment Decisions - Complimentary Webinar
December 5, 2012

Benefits and Risks of Using Social Media in Employment Decisions Complimentary Breakfast Briefing - Atlanta, GA
October 25, 2012

Lorman Employment Law Update Seminar
August 10, 2012

Are Wage and Hour Claims Your Company's Biggest Exposure? - SHRM-Atlanta Webinar
June 9, 2011

The Seminar Group 7th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar - Atlanta, GA
October 14 - 15, 2010

6th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference - Atlanta, Georgia
October 1 - 2, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act: Current Status of Organized Labor's Assault on Workplace Democracy Lunch Briefing
January 22, 2009

Will You Be in Compliance with the New FMLA Regulations on January 16, 2009? Breakfast Briefing
January 8, 2009

Media Coverage

Rick Warren Elected a 'Fellow of the College' by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
July 2, 2014

Supreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB
June 26, 2014

Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Recess Appointment Ruling
June 26, 2014

FordHarrison Named Among the Top Labor and Employment Law Firms by Chambers USA
May 23, 2014

Five Atlanta-Based FordHarrison Attorneys Named 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers
February 18, 2014

Lessons for Car Dealers from Fast Food Workers Walkouts
October 15, 2013

Legal Alert: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Bulletin about Federal Regulation of Payroll Cards
September 13, 2013

FordHarrison Named Among the Top Labor and Employment Law Firms By Chambers USA
May 24, 2013

Playing Political Chess with the NLRB
April 22, 2013

Employers Embrace Noel Canning on NLRB Recess Appointments
April 16, 2013

Employers Rush to Embrace 'Noel Canning'
April 15, 2013

How Natural Disasters Affect Obligations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
April 5, 2013

Legal Alert: Employers Must Be Prepared to Use Revised FCRA Forms Beginning January 1, 2013
December 21, 2012

People in the News
September 21, 2012

People in the News
July 13, 2012

Super Lawyers 2012 List
March 1, 2012

People in the News
September 30, 2011

Woodruff Faces Sex-Bias Claims
August 6, 2010

Bench & Bar
August 1, 2010

People in the News
July 16, 2010

After Hours (spotlights lawyers lives outside their offices)
April 16, 2010

Bench & Bar - Kudos
February 1, 2010

Newsmakers
January 10, 2010

People in the News
January 8, 2010

Beefed-Up OSHA Increasing its Inspections
December 4, 2009

Georgia Trend's Legal Elite
December 1, 2009

Ford & Harrison Attorneys Named to the 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
August 4, 2009

2009 Chambers USA
August 1, 2009

GM, Chrysler Highlight Growing 363 Sale Trend
July 13, 2009

Legislative Push Likely As Economy Improves
June 1, 2009

Litigation Makes like the Economy
March 2, 2009

People in the News
January 30, 2009

Ford & Harrison Partner Named to BTI Client Service All-Star Team
January 22, 2009

Re: Georgia Voting Law
October 30, 2008

57 Ford & Harrison Attorneys Named to the 2009 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
October 15, 2008

Ford & Harrison Named Among the Top Labor and Employment Law Firms in the U.S.
June 13, 2008

Politics, Work Make for Uneasy Bedfellows
February 15, 2008

Minimum Wage
November 9, 2006

47 Ford & Harrison Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
September 5, 2006

44 Ford & Harrison Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America
September 12, 2005

 
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NLRB Moves Toward New Standard to Hold Franchisors Are Joint Employers of Their Franchisees' Employees
Frederick L. Warren, August 4, 2014
Executive Summary: Over the last two years fast-food workers have engaged in walkouts and other activities protesting their wages and seeking an increase to $15/hr. Numerous unfair labor practice charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against restaurant franchisors...

Supreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB
Frederick L. Warren, July 4, 2014
Executive Summary: In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama's recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional. See NLRB v. Noel Canning (June 26, 2014). Although...


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