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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver

Partner

Expertise

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile
Craig Oliver’s practice focuses exclusively on labor relations and employment law on behalf of employers and management. His practice regularly includes Title VII and other employment discrimination litigation, FLSA and state wage and hour litigation, trade secrets and non-competition disputes, collective bargaining issues, and alternative dispute resolution. Craig’s recent experience includes obtaining dismissals of lawsuits alleging race discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, retaliatory discharge, and FMLA violations, prosecuting and defending claims of unfair competition on behalf of companies, and defending FLSA collective action cases.

In addition to his litigation and labor relations practice, Craig counsels employers on the myriad of employment issues that arise in the workplace. He has conducted investigations for employers in response to sexual harassment and other complaints made by employees, drafted and negotiated employment contracts on behalf of employers, and represented employers during the course of OFCCP, Department of Labor, and other government audits.

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1994

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1994, cum laude
  • Duke University, B.A., 1991, Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution | Labor and Employment | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Craig handles employment and non-competition litigation across the country. He has recently handled cases in Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He has also represented employers in union matters across the country, including in Tennessee, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Craig represents clients in numerous industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, professional staffing, insurance, and transportation, as well as various religious organizations.
Articles

Separation of Church and State: The Application of the Ministerial Exception to Certain Employment Laws
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, January 2021

It is common knowledge among many human resources professionals that religious organizations generally are protected from religious discrimination lawsuits under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and most state anti-discrimination laws. For example, a Baptist organization may apply a preference for members of the Baptist Church in its hiring decisions...

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