Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Mr. Joyner represents employers in a myriad of employment-related and complex commercial matters, including litigation involving, discrimination, wage and hour, wrongful discharge and other claims and matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Joyner has extensive experience representing employers in wage and hour class action and collective action defense, particularly involving alleged tip credit violations in the restaurant industry and misclassification of exemption from overtime status. Mr. Joyner also has extensive experience in litigating high stakes matters in the context of motions seeking temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief matters involving restrictive covenant (non-compete, non-solicit, no-raiding, confidentiality agreements), misappropriation of trade secret, tortious interference, unfair competition, and related cases.
Mr. Joyner’s also includes providing regular counseling to employers on matters of wage and hour compliance, employee discipline and termination, enforcement and implementation of employment policies, workplace investigations and reductions in force. Mr. Joyner also prepares and reviews policy and procedure manuals and employee handbooks, and drafts employment contracts, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, and settlement agreements. He was named as a North Carolina Rising Star for 2009, 2010, and 2011, a distinction awarded to attorneys under the age of 40 based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.