David D. Robinson
Mr. Robinson concentrates his practice in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on employment discrimination litigation and wage and hour compliance.
A partner with the firm, Mr. Robinson has extensive experience in representing transportation employers in a wide range of employment matters including: the classification of transportation workers as exempt v. non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act; the development of policies to ensure that background screens are in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; reviewing driver compensation plans; and the defense of independent contractor business models in a variety of settings. Mr. Robinson has represented numerous transportation companies in investigations conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Robinson also handles employment contract negotiations, severance negotiations, and day-to-day personnel matters. Mr. Robinson has written and delivered lectures on numerous subjects in the field of employment law, including: Practical Strategies for Transportation Industry Employees; Avoiding Liability in the Workplace; Personnel Law in Indiana; Dealing with the Problem Employee; FCRA Liabilities Commonly Overlooked by Motor Carriers; Employment Law Challenges for the Modern Carrier; Current Employment Law Issues in Transportation; and the Newest EEOC Enforcement Guidelines on Criminal Records and Driver Screening.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - August 2019More insight from Scopelitis' L & E practice on action employers should take regarding the DOL opinion letter on sleeper berth time.
- Law Alert: U.S. DOL Opinion: Sleeper Berth Time Spent Off Duty Is Not CompensableAn alert from Scopelitis' Labor & Employment team regarding the DOL's position on sleeper berth time.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - July 2019Scopelitis' L & E practice group on paid leave laws creating tension for transportation industry employers.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training is Invaluable and a Must in CaliforniaMore on a Sexual Harassment Prevention Training offered by Scopelitis' Labor & Employment practice.
- Law Alert: Prepare Now for September 30, 2019 EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting DeadlineDeadlines and requirements for the EEOC's new pay data reporting requirement have now been set. Read details from the Scopelitis L&E team.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - March 2019, Part 2An update on EEO-1 Reporting
- Transportation Brief: Non-compete Agreement ConsiderationsPerhaps no other form of contract so frequently causes the relevant parties to huddle with their attorneys and ask the question, “Is this thing enforceable?” Read more from our attorneys.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - December 2018From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on Illinois recently becoming the ninth state or district to mandate reimbursement of an employee’s expenses
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - December 2018From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on the overtime salary threshold of $23,660 that has been under review by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) since 2016 - still on hold
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - November 2018From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on OSHA who has recently provided guidance for safety-minded companies in the form of advice as well as citations issued
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - October 2018From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on does an employer have a legal obligation to allow an employee to bring an animal into the workplace?
- Law Alert: Employers Should Immediately Begin Using New Version of FCRA Summary of RightsRead more on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's just released new model “Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act”.
- Scopelitis Labor & Employment News - September 2018From Scopelitis' L & E Practice, this issue focuses on how a new case from the 7th Circuit (the federal jurisdiction covering Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) provides some practical clairty on the phrase “reasonable accommodation”.
- Transportation Law Alert: California Bars Inquiries Into Applicants’ Salary HistoryRead Scopelitis' take on California law prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information from applicants for employment.
- Law Alert: Permanent Injunction Issued on DOL’s Overtime RuleRead more on Scopelitis' take on a Texas judge's final order rejecting the U.S. Department of Labor’s attempt to raise the salary level for “white collar” exemptions from overtime.
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