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

Publications
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
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

 
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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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