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 L & E News: November 2019The Scopelitis Labor & Employment team on making sure your company's fitness/agility tests are legal.
- Scopelitis L & E News: October 2019Scopelitis' Labor & Employment practice on the growing marijuana trend increases employer uncertainty in drug testing and discipline.
- Law Alert: U.S. DOL Issues Final Rule Raising Overtime Exemption Salary Threshold to $35,568Scopelitis on the U.S. DOL’s final regulation on workers’ overtime-exempt status.
- Scopelitis L & E News: August 2019Scopelitis Labor & Employment 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 L & E News: July 2019Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on paid leave laws creating tension for transportation industry employers.
- Scopelitis L & E News: May 2019Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on its Sexual Harassment Prevention Training offering
- 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 L & E News: March 2019, Part 2Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice with an update on EEO-1 Reporting
- Scopelitis L & E News: February 2019Scopelitis' Labor & Employment team on attacks on the exempt status of the freight broker position
- 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 L & E News: December 27, 2018Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on Illinois recently becoming the ninth state or district to mandate reimbursement of an employee’s expenses
- Scopelitis L & E News: December 6, 2018From Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice 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 L & E News: November 2018Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on OSHA, who has recently provided guidance for safety-minded companies in the form of advice as well as citations issued
- Scopelitis L & E News: October 2018Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on whether or not employer has 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 L & E News: September 2018Scopelitis' Labor & Employment Practice on how a new case from the 7th Circuit (the federal jurisdiction covering Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) provides some practical clarity 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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