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Joe English is a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations practice group. Mr. English regularly defends employers in employment litigation and arbitration at the administrative, trial and appellate levels, appearing in federal and state courts throughout the country. Mr. English’s litigation practice has included complex class action litigation, ERISA, wage and hour litigation, and the spectrum of employment discrimination and retaliation claims. In addition, he provides day-to-day counseling services to clients on general employment-related matters, including risk management and preventative practices.

Mr. English has several years of experience representing Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) carriers on a national and regional level, coordinating the defense of insured employment-related claims in a cost-effective and efficient manner. He is a frequent speaker on topics related to EPLI and employment law, and has conducted training for underwriters and claims professionals on employment-related legal issues.

Prior to joining Taylor English in 2006, Mr. English practiced law for nearly 15 years with Fisher & Phillips, LLP, a national labor and employment law firm. Mr. English has achieved an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating awarded.

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “Internal Investigations: Getting to the Bottom of Employee Complaints.” BLR’s National Employment Law Update (Orlando, FL), November 9, 2007
  • “New Rules on Storage of Electronic Personnel Records: What You Need to Know,” Business & Legal Reports (BLR) Audio Conference, February 27, 2007
  • “Wage and Hour: What Can It Cost You?”, Professional Liability Underwriters Society (“PLUS”), 19th Annual International Conference (Chicago, IL), November 9, 2006

Publications & Articles

  • “Workplace Bullies:  How Employers Can Detect and Prevent Workplace Bullying Before It Escalates to Violence,”  co-authored by Amy Loggins and Alison M. Ballard, ACC Docket, Association of Corporate Counsel, Vol. 30, No. 3, April 2012.