Mason G. Alexander: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Mason G. Alexander

Regional Managing Partner
Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.
Phone(704) 334-4565

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment
  • Employment Law Training
  • Employment Release Agreements
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Strikes
  • Plant Closings
  • Preventive Labor and Employment Law
  • Reductions in Force - RIF
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Severance Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Union Avoidance
  • Union Contract Negotiations
University The University of the South, Sewanee, TN, B.A., 1982
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, South Carolina; 1997, North Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Professional Activities

President of the Gaston County Personnel Association (Gaston HR)
Past Chairman of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the South Carolina Bar
Past member of the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar
Co-Author of the Master and Servant section of South Carolina JurisprudencePresident of the Gaston County Personnel Association (Gaston HR)
Past Chairman of the Employment and Labor Law Section of the South Carolina Bar
Past member of the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar
Co-Author of the Master and Servant section of South Carolina Jurisprudence


Mason Alexander is the managing partner of the Charlotte office. He practices in all areas of labor and employment law.

Mason has represented clients in lawsuits involving all aspects of employment law, from ERISA and discrimination claims to FMLA and wage and hour claims. Mason is also involved in counseling clients on matters such as employee terminations, plant closures, and exit incentive programs.
He additionally works with clients to develop proactive employee relations plans.

After law school, Mason clerked for the Honorable Robert F. Chapman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Since entering private practice, he has focused exclusively on employment and labor law and is certified as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Mason is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2008 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. He was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 - Labor Management Relations in 2015.


Take Stock of Employee Classification for Smooth Year Ahead
January 12, 2015

Cranky Customers: A Bigger Liability Than You Think...
July 12, 2013

How to Protect Construction Workers from Weather Hazards
September 29, 2010

Don't Give Your Employees Reason To Organize
January 15, 2010

ADA Amendment Changing Rules on Workers' Disability
October 23, 2009

Compromise on Union Act Bodes Ill for Employers
September 1, 2009

Workplace Policies May Open Door to Unions
June 26, 2009

Employers Take Note of New Discrimination Laws
April 14, 2009

Treating Everyone the Same Can Result in Religious Discrimination
February 6, 2009

Reduce the Risk of Reducing Head Count
November 7, 2008

Keep Watch Over Employees Who Might Embezzle
September 23, 2008

Train Supervisors From the Start and Avoid Woes Later
August 22, 2008

Everything You Thought You Knew about Overtime May Be Wrong
August 20, 2008

Take Care to Avoid Costly Retaliation Claims
May 30, 2008

How to Protect Your Construction Company So the Party Doesn't Get Out of Hand
May 29, 2008

Internet Misuse in the Workplace
May 12, 2008

Avoid Bias Claims Related to Workers' Family-Care Duties
April 25, 2008

Take Action to Prevent Overtime Lawsuits
April 1, 2008

New Law Is Expanding Family Leave
March 28, 2008

Don't Lose If Firm's Young Staffers Leave
December 7, 2007

Nurses' Low Wages Could Cost You, Too
September 14, 2007

Legal Issues Affect Hiring, Health Costs
April 20, 2007

Does Your Workplace Go Mad in March?
March 11, 2007

Reinstatement under the Family and Medical Leave Act
January 30, 2007

Having More Fun With Less Liability
December 19, 2006

Immigration Reforms Likely to Affect Your Company, Too
August 18, 2006

Take Action to Avoid OT Lawsuits
February 3, 2006


Gaston HR, a SHRM chapter and Fisher & Phillips LLP Present a Legal Update Seminar
November 18, 2014

Electronic Record Keeping and Social Networking - Charlotte, NC
December 19, 2011

Managing Harassment Issues in the Workplace - Chapel Hill, NC
September 1, 2011

Update on Recent National Labor Relations Board Actions - Orlando, FL
May 11, 2011

HR Legal Update - Gaston, NC
February 16, 2011

Proactive Approach to Employee Relations - Charlotte, NC
January 6, 2011


Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
President, Gaston County Personnel Association


Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Ranked Among the Top in The Legal 500
June 3, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Mason Alexander of Fisher & Phillips Charlotte Named Among 2015 N.C. Super Lawyers
January 21, 2015

Fisher & Phillips Attorney Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers
January 23, 2012

Quotes and Soundbites

It's Your Business: Use Care When Defining Independent Contractors
July 29, 2015

Same Sex Marriage and the Legalization of Marijuana
April 25, 2015

Should Political Talk in the Workplace Be Off-Limits?
January 16, 2013

NC Cities & Counties Start Using E-Verify on New Hires
October 7, 2011

Workplace Related Legal Issues
April 14, 2011

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Employer Facing Pattern and Practice Section 1981 Race Claims Asserted by Seven Plaintiffs

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Office Information

Mason G. Alexander

227 West Trade Street
CharlotteNC 28202


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