Lawrence S. McGoldrick: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Lawrence S. McGoldrick

Of Counsel
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4213

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act - FCRA
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA
  • Wage and Hour
University University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A., with Distinction, 1978
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, J.D., 1983
Admitted1983, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals

Lawrence McGoldrick is Of Counsel in the Atlanta office. Representing and advising management since 1983, Lawrence has practiced in virtually all areas of labor and employment law.

He has successfully litigated cases at the trial and appellate levels, and he now concentrates his practice in the areas of government investigations, legal compliance audits, and counseling employers on how to handle or prevent problems in the workplace.

Lawrence has special experience in the areas of wage and hour laws, employee compensation plans, laws regulating background investigations of applicants and employees, and laws addressing employer obligations toward ill, injured, or disabled employees.

He has conducted audits for national, regional, and local employers to improve their compliance with wage and hour laws, especially compliance with exempt/nonexempt employee classification requirements and other hotly litigated wage-hour issues.

Lawrence has also worked on behalf of clients and persuaded U.S. Department of Labor officials in Washington to issue formal opinion letter rulings in favor of certain wage-hour practices of the clients, thus providing the clients a statutory defense against future litigation over those practices. Lawrence is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


FLSA Regulations: The Impact of Improper Salary Deductions
October 21, 2013

FLSA Regulations: Basic Principles on Employee Overtime Exemptions
October 16, 2013

Wage-Hour Compliance Steps to Avoid Expensive Problems
October 2, 2013

Independent Contractor Misclassification: DOL to Expand Crackdown
March 1, 2011

Preventive Measures to Reduce the Likelihood of Workplace Violence
October 16, 2001

Preventive Measures to Reduce the Likelihood of Workplace Violence
October 16, 2001

Legal Alerts

FTC Disposal Rule Regarding Consumer Reports
June 28, 2005

FCRA Update
May 9, 2005

Quotes and Soundbites

Drug Rep Ruling May Give Employers More Ammo In OT Suits
June 19, 2012

Not All Commute Time Compensable Under 'Continuous Workday' Rule
August 2, 2011

Employers Settle Suits to Limit Legal Costs
May 29, 2011

Employers Struggle to Control Wage-and-Hour Litigation
May 29, 2011

DOL Wage & Hour Widget Offers Pros and Cons
May 17, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Preventing A Messy Failed Exemption Lawsuit
February 3, 2014

Background Checks: There's An App For That
March 1, 2012


Wage-Hour Law 101 and 201 - Minneapolis, MN
June 16, 2011

Wage & Hour Compliance
Tips, Policies and Procedures
AGC Georgia Safety & HR Conference
April 23, 2014


President, Kiwanis Club Of Buckhead-Breakfast, 2006-07

Reported CasesReported Cases; Georgia Association of Retarded Citizens, et al. v. McDaniel, 855 F.2d 805 (11th Cir. 1988), cert. denied, 490 U.S. 1090 (1989); Shannon v. Huntley's Jiffy Stores, Inc., 174 Ga. App. 125 (1985)

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Lawrence S. McGoldrick

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309


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