Jonathan M. Crotty
“We work well as teams across various legal disciplines, with a constant eye on the client’s goals.”
Jonathan Crotty has been a successful counselor and problem solver for large and small employers in the Carolinas and beyond for over 20 years. He heads Parker Poe’s Employment and Benefits practice group and represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring to discharge.
Mr. Crotty provides guidance to employers as they navigate the complex array of laws and regulations applicable to the employment relationship, including employment discrimination laws, OSHA compliance, FMLA, and wage and hour matters. If employers face legal or administrative claims resulting from their employees and employment practices, he defends and resolves those disputes in line with the client’s goals and expectations.
- Federal and North Carolina OSHA compliance, administrative citations and litigation, including representation of employers before OSHA review commissions.
- Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour claims, including compliance reviews, audits, and employee exemption determinations.
- Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and defense of discrimination and failure to accommodate claims.
- Affirmative action plan drafting and compliance, OFCCP audits, and administrative defense of claims against government contractors.
- Transactional employment matters, including preparation of employment contracts, restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and employment policies, employee separation agreements and employment issues relating to corporate merger and acquisition activities.
- Counseling and advising human resources professionals and other corporate executives and managers with respect to individual employee issues, including discipline and termination.
- Employment and other legal issues unique to the transportation industry, including DOT driver safety compliance.
Some of Mr. Crotty’s recent representative matters include:
- Successfully represented a Fortune 500 company in the negotiation and settlement of systemic discrimination claims before the OFCCP, relating to alleged discriminatory hiring practices by a government contractor. The settlement included innovative multi-location hiring procedures intended to correct the hiring discrepancies.
- Obtained dismissal of OSHA administrative charges against a general contractor based on alleged safety violations by one of its subcontractors, through a detailed reconstruction of worksite safety conditions and compliance responsibilities.
- Convinced the EEOC to vacate a previous “for cause” ADA discrimination determination based on drug testing and employee reinstatement procedures.
- Represented a Fortune 500 employer faced with complex executive employment agreement issues relating to its acquisition of a competitor, including successful negotiations with multiple executives of the target company resulting in retention of key personnel through closing of the transaction and beyond.
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating in Labor & Employment
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Labor & Employment Law, 2012
- Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Labor and Employment Law, 2009-2013
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating in Transportation Law
- North Carolina Super Lawyers in Employment & Labor and Transportation/Maritime, 2008-2013
- Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Employment Law, 2003, 2005 & 2009
- Charlotte Business Journal's 40 Under 40, 1997
- Forty-Four Parker Poe Attorneys Named 2013 NC Super Lawyers
January 18, 2013
- 74 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2013
August 23, 2012
- Chambers USA 2012 Ranks Parker Poe as Leading Law Firm
June 7, 2012
- Forty-Two Parker Poe Attorneys Named as 2012 NC Super Lawyers
January 20, 2012
- 69 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2012
September 6, 2011
- Thirty-Seven Parker Poe Attorneys Named NC Super Lawyers for 2011
January 25, 2011
- Parker Poe Ranked in Top Charlotte Companies with Best 401K Plans
November 10, 2010
- 61 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® for 2011
August 18, 2010
- Law & Politics Names 36 Parker Poe Attorneys as Super Lawyers
January 28, 2010
- Podcast: ADAAA Proposed Regulations for Definition of Disability
October 30, 2009
- 55 Parker Poe Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers®
July 30, 2009
- Banks Work to Pare Payrolls Without Facing Lawsuits
Charlotte Business Journal
May 29, 2009
- Forty-Six Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
January 26, 2009
- Twenty-One Parker Poe Attorneys Among "Legal Elite" for 2009
January 1, 2009
- Parker Poe Increases Number of Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America
October 1, 2008
- More than 50 Parker Poe Attorneys among Business Leader's Top Lawyers
September 24, 2008
- How to: Negotiate a Noncompete Agreement
Charlotte Business Journal
April 25, 2008
- Twenty-One Parker Poe Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
January 28, 2008
- Federal Court Overturns Hours of Service Rules
Trucking and Transportation Law Update
July 26, 2007
- New Requirements, Risks & Strategies for Hospitality Industry Employers
March 14, 2005
- Parker Poe Attorneys Honored as The Best Lawyers in America and the "Legal Elite" in North Carolina
February 28, 2005
- South Carolina Enacts "At-Will"/Handbook Statute 2. Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations
May 18, 2004
- North Carolina Court Upholds Liquidated Damages Clause as Alternative to Covenant not to Compete in Physician Contract
January 22, 2003
Events & Speaking Engagements
- Public Conversations Series - Social Media: Taming the Beast
February 15, 2011
CenterStage@NoDa, Charlotte, NC
- Charlotte Historic District Commission
CharlotteThree Wells Fargo Center
401 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202