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Carrie M. Harris

Carrie M. Harris


Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
North Carolina, U.S.A.

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Ms. Harris' primary area of practice is litigation with an emphasis on labor and employment law, consumer finance, and public utility and energy law.


  • Roanoke College, B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 2005
  • The College of William & Mary, J.D., 2008
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing clients in all types of employment litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Employment Commission
  • Providing strategic advice and counseling to companies dealing with labor and employment issues, including EEOC policies and practices
  • Conducting workplace investigations and advising employers in all aspects of the investigative and disciplinary processes
  • Representing large electricity consumers in matters pending before state public service/utility commissions, including the Virginia State Corporation Commission

  • Blogs

    The Impact of the New Senate Approved Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB
    Posted on December 13, 2017
    Practice Group: Employment and Labor - North America

    Please allow us to refer you to the article below on the appointment of the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board:

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb ...


    Senate Approves Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB: How This Will Impact Non-Union Lawyers
    Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, November 2017

    On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb was a noted critic of the NLRB under the Obama administration, particularly the Board's so-called quickie election rules and what he has termed the Board's narrow definition of supervisory status...

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    Publications & Presentations

    • Contributing Author, “Eligibility of Employees for Leave,” Chapter 3: The Family and Medical Leave Act, Second Edition, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2017
    • Author, “Getting the Dreaded Plaintiff’s Letter: Businesses Being Sued for the Accessibility of their Websites,” SuperVision,  2017
    • Presenter, “Outside the Classroom: Balancing Work and the “Off-Duty” Conduct of Your Employees,“ and “Investigations 101: Effective Workplace Investigations for Employment Issues (Leadership/Management),” Florida Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2017
    • Presenter, “Off-Duty Conduct: Best Practices for Balancing Work & Off-Duty Conduct of Your Employees,” 2017 Virginia SHRM State Conference, 2017
    • Presenter on various labor and employment topics for Spilman SuperVision Seminar Series in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, 2011– present
    • Presenter, “The Must Haves for an Effective (and Defensible) Workplace Investigation,” Spilman SuperVision Webinar, 2016
    • Presenter, “Navigating the Landscape of Employee Leave,” Branch Banking & Trust Company’s Human Systems Team
    • Presenter, “The Landscape of Employee Leave: Untangling the Complex Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation and Pregnancy Leave,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2016
    • Author, “The Fourth Circuit Asks What For, Answers with But For: The Determination that a Landmark United States Supreme Court Decision Does Not Change Employment Discrimination Law in Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
    • Author, “The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns,” SuperVision Today, 2015
    • Author, “Is Summary Judgement Unavailable for Sexual Harassment Claims? The Impact of the Walker v. Mod-U-Kraf Ruling on Sexual Harassment Claims in the Fourth Circuit,” SuperVision Today, 2015
    • Author, “Think Third Party Harassment Can’t Harm You? Think Again,” SuperVision Today, 2014
    • Author, “Interns this Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs Under the FLSA,” SuperVision Today, 2014
    • Presenter, “Employees Always Have a Need for Leave: Understanding the Interplay of State and Federal Statuses Governing an Employee’s Right to Take Time Off from Work,” Virginia State SHRM Conference, 2013
    • Author, “DOL Purposes New Rules for Home Health Care Service Providers,” SuperVision Today, 2012


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