Recognized since 2010
Greenville, South Carolina
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Contact & Links
- Lawyer Page: https://ogletree.com/people/stephen-r-woods/
- The Ogletree Building
300 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
- Presbyterian College, BS, graduated 1990
- South Carolina, South Carolina Bar
- Greenville (SC) Bar Association - Member
- National Association of Professional Background Screeners - Member
- National LGBT Bar Association - Member
- South Carolina Bar Association - Member
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:
- Employment Law - Management
- Litigation - Labor and Employment
- Bronze Compleat Lawyer Award - 1996 (highest award given to a student by the USC School of Law)
- Yellow Belt certified in Legal Lean Sigma
- AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
ExperienceOn the litigation front, Stephen represents employers on a variety of labor & employment issues, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA. Recently, he successfully opposed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's attempts to enforce in federal district court an overly broad subpoena seeking national information from a client with operations in all 50 states.Stephen is a top-rated, repeat speaker to groups and companies throughout the country on labor & employment topics. He can make even the driest legal topic (think: GINA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, FMLA, etc.) relatable and relevant to an employer’s current workplace and employment situations.
Stephen is a practical, plain-English counselor on a variety of subjects, including the following:
- The federal Family and Medical Leave Act;
- The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and state mini-WARN Acts (including, amidst recent corporate right-sizing and downsizing, assistance to hundreds of employer-clients in lawfully conducting workplace reductions in force);
- The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and related state mini-FCRAs (including employee background check contracts, forms, processes, and issues);
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (including enforceable, compliant severance agreements and the creation of successful voluntary retirement programs);
- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA); and
- Employer rights and obligations arising from H1N1 and avian flu pandemics during the last decade.
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