- Labor and Employment
- Employment Compensation
- Employment Litigation and Counseling
- Wage and Hour Law
- Personnel Policies
- Personnel Training
- Prevention and Compliance Programs
|University ||Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX, B.A., cum laude, 2003|
|Law School||Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, J.D., with honors, 2007|
|Admitted||2007, Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Georgia Supreme Court; Georgia Court of Appeals|
Matt Simpson is an associate in the Atlanta office.
He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and United States Department of Labor.
A significant portion of his practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and garnishments. Matt also represents employers in discrimination and harassment claims, and counsels clients regarding day-to-day employment and wage-hour issues.
This includes extensive supervisor training as well as preparing sound employment policies and pay plans. He is a member of the Firm's Dealership Practice Group. While at Emory University School of Law, Matt was Symposium Editor of theEmory Law Journal.
He received the 2007 Georgia State Bar Labor and Employment Law Award and was listed inGeorgia Super Lawyers - Rising Starsfrom 2011 to 2014.
Matt was credited as an author on an E-Discovery Chapter in Data: Law and Litigation . The book provides an overview of legal issues associated with employment-related electronically stored information, focusing on discovery issues in particular.
Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside The Workplace July 21, 2014
Off-Duty Conduct: Enforcing Workplace Policies Outside the Workplace May 6, 2014
Georgia Puts Up Another Hurdle For Class Certification March 27, 2013
Employee Free Choice Act Is Anything But Free August 13, 2008
A Practical Approach to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Misclassifying Workers
Quotes and Soundbites
More And More Professionals Are Wearing Ink March 18, 2014
Dealership Handbooks Are Being Picked Apart August 1, 2014
Is Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration? May 5, 2014
Are You Paying Your Detailers Correctly? November 5, 2013
The ADA And The FMLA: Look Both Ways At The Intersection November 5, 2013
Courts Don't Buy DOL's Position On Service Advisors August 1, 2013
Reasons Employees Give For Joining A Union November 1, 2009
Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce HR Academy
September 9, 2014
Hiring Employees You Won't Want to Fire - Southeast Locations
July 21, 2011
Tattoos, Piercings, and Scantily Clad Workers
Processing Garnishments: A Guide for Georgia Employers
Lorman Education Services
Recruiting and Hiring the Right People
DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce
Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
|Reported Cases||Representative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Defeat Single Plaintiff's Attempt to Certify FCRA Class Action; Appellate Confirmation that Clark Atlanta University Has No Legal Obligation to Pay Bonuses|
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Dealership Handbooks Are Being Picked Apart
Matthew R. Simpson, August 12, 2014
Whether your dealership is unionized or you’ve never had to deal with organized labor, your employment policies are more likely now than ever to be targeted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Over the past two years, the board has been increasingly aggressive in striking down auto...
Is Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration?
Matthew R. Simpson, May 8, 2014
Many dealerships try to reduce the risk of high-dollar litigation and runaway jury awards by invoking mandatory arbitration for their applicants and employees. Employees who think that they were paid or treated unfairly are then required to bring the matter to an arbitrator rather than file a...
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