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
  • Hospitality
  • Labor Relations
  • Litigation
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Wage/Hour
 
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
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
National Association of Dealer Counsel

 
BornMilledgeville, Georgia, November 24, 1955
 
Biography

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

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, ABA Labor and Employment Flash, March/April 2013
•Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2 nd 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, ABA Labor and Employment Flash, March/April 2013
•Federal Labor & Employment Law Update and Initiatives Expected in President Obama's 2 nd 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

Publications

• NLRB Opens Company Email Systems to Employees for Communications Protected by the National Labor Relations Act December 16, 2014
• OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries September 16, 2014
• 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

• Five Atlanta-Based FordHarrison Attorneys Named 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers February 20, 2015
• NLRB Opens Company Email Systems to Employees for Communications Protected by the National Labor Relations Act December 16, 2014
• ASO Musicians Back Down on Demand for More Players... Right Away October 27, 2014
• OSHA rule change on reporting work-related injuries September 18, 2014
• OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries September 16, 2014
• Forty-Seven FordHarrison Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 August 24, 2014
• Forty-Seven FordHarrison Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 August 18, 2014
• McDonald's and the dealer franchise system August 7, 2014
• Memorandum Puts Heat on AG Sam Olens July 23, 2014
• On the Move July 22, 2014
• The Noel Canning ruling and its impact July 9, 2014
• 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

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 by Georgia Trend Magazine
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

 
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OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries
Frederick L. Warren, September 23, 2014
Executive Summary: On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing the list of establishments required to keep records and reporting of work-related injuries. The new rule goes into effect January 1, 2015.

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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