Matthew R. Simpson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Matthew R. Simpson

Associate
Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 240-4221

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Practice Areas

  • 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 SchoolEmory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, J.D., with honors, 2007
 
Admitted2007, 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
 
Biography

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.

News/Media
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

Newsletter Articles
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

Presentations

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
BLR Webinar
2011

Processing Garnishments: A Guide for Georgia Employers
Lorman Education Services
2010

Recruiting and Hiring the Right People
DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce
2010

Social Media
Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
2010

 
Reported CasesRepresentative 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
 
ISLN919338249
 

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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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Matthew R. Simpson

1075 Peachtree Street, NE
AtlantaGA 30309




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