Josh works with companies to enforce trade secret and non-compete issues, and regularly defends employers before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies against a variety of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases under laws such as the Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other similar state and federal laws.
Josh also counsels management through collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board, and union organizing campaigns. Josh regularly advises clients on how to avoid/resolve labor and employment disputes and litigation, and also drafts and reviews employment agreements, employee handbooks, and employment policies.
Prior to joining Ford Harrison, Josh served as a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo of the Western District of Tennessee. During law school, Josh completed a judicial externship with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee under then District Judge Bernice B. Donald.
- Defended employer before the National Labor Relations Board against unfair labor practice allegations.
- Represented client in federal court litigation involving allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation under federal and state law
- Represented client in class and collective action litigation involving allegations of tip credit violations and unpaid overtime and uniform maintenance fees under federal and state wage and hour law
- Participated in negotiating three-year labor agreement
Recent Speaking Engagements
- "Defending Equal Pay Claims," 2012 Tennessee Society of CPA's Industry Conference
- "Marijuana in the Workplace - Weeding Out the Myths," March 2013 Middle Tennessee SHRM, East
- "Gossett v. Tractor Supply Co., Inc. – Is Summary Judgment Still an Option for Employers?" Nashville Bar Journal, February 2011
- Regular contributor to the current FordHarrison Blog, EntertainHR, an informative look across the landscape of television, movies, sports and celebrity culture from an employment-law perspective. The website is available at http://blogs.hrhero.com/entertainhr/.