Overview

Angelo Spinola regularly represents employers across the country in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. His experience includes:

  • Helping employers respond to wage and hour investigations by the Department of Labor and state agency equivalents
  • Conducting wage and hour practices audits
  • Developing compliance measures that minimize wage and hour exposure
  • Representing management in grievance arbitrations
  • Drafting restrictive covenant agreements

Appearing on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the United States, Angelo has litigated all types of discrimination cases, including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, harassment and retaliation. He also litigates issues related to:

  • Unfair competition
  • The misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of executive employment contract claims
  • Common law claims asserted under state laws

Additionally, Angelo regularly assists employers to promote an issue-free work environment through counseling, training and other preventive strategies. He also conducts training on employment-related issues for management personnel, lawyers and human resources professionals and is a regular speaker before business organizations and human resource groups on a wide variety of employment law topics.

Angelo's litigation and counseling experience spans multiple industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Staffing
  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Cable and satellite installation
  • Waste hauling
  • Transportation

He also works with global employers regarding their U. S. employment law-related needs and cross-border human resources issues. Angelo is a core member of Littler’s Wage & Hour, Healthcare and International Law Practice Groups.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair

Global Community Group

Society for Human Resource Management

Liaison

Global Council

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Member

State Bar of Georgia

Member

Advisory Committee

Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Member

Committee on Fair Labor Standards

American Bar Association

Member

Litigation and Labor and Employment sections

American Bar Association

Member

Buckhead Business Association

Member

Society for Human Resource Management, Atlanta Chapter

Volunteer

Big Brothers and Sisters of Metro Atlanta

News, Analysis & Press

Franchisers Continue to Face Joint Employment Risk

Home Care Magazine

April 18, 2018

Wage and Hour Law Update for Restaurant Operators

HR Professionals Magazine

February 28, 2018

How to Prepare Your Business for NYC's Predictive Scheduling Laws

New York Business Journal

December 5, 2017

Why There are More Payroll Lawsuits in Home Care

Home Health Care News

November 15, 2017

DOL Asked to Halt Obama-Era Worker Classification Investigations

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

September 14, 2017

Monopolistic Market Control Depresses Healthcare Wages

Modern Healthcare

September 14, 2017

The Red Flags of FLSA

HomeCare

September 1, 2017

Preparing Home Care Agencies to Defend Against Increase Wage and Hour Litigation

The Florida Home Care Connection

Summer/Fall 2016

Home Care Becomes No. 1 Target for Labor Lawsuits

Home Health Care News

July 5, 2016

Supreme Court Leaves Home Care Rule in Place

Corporate Compliance Insights

July 5, 2016

Morning Shift

POLITICO

June 28, 2016

Home Care Industry Braces for DL Wage Enforcement

Bloomerg BNA Daily Labor Report

November 10, 2015

Resolving Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Inc. Magazine

September 2, 2015

Workplace Bullying

Atlanta Business Chronicle

January 31, 2014

FLSA Compliance for Home Care Employers After the Companionship Exemption

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Employment

January 22, 2014

Non-exempt employees: What counts as uncompensated off – the –clock work

Private Duty Insider

May 22, 2013

Recent Wage & Hour Challenges and Solutions for Home Health Care Employers

Health Law Reporter - Bloomberg BNA

22 HLR 249

February 7, 2013

Recent Wage & Hour Challenges and Solutions for Home Health Care Employers

Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter

February 7, 2013

2012 Midwinter Treatise Supplement: The Fair Labor Standards Act

American Bar Association

Fair Labor Standards Act Subcommittee - Section of Labor and Employment Law

February 22-24, 2012

Books & Book Chapters

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act, Midwinter Treatise Supplement, American Bar Association, contributor, 2015
  • Protection of Trade Secrets & Restrictions on Unfair Competition in Georgia Chapter, The Southern Employer, Chapter 4, LexisNexis and Littler Mendelson, chapter author, 2007/2008 Ed.
  • Wage and Hour Answer Book, Aspen Publishers, Inc., contributing author, 2008 Ed. and 2017 Ed.
  • Harassment, Discrimination and Other Workplace Landmines, Entrepreneur Press, contributing author, 2007
  • The Littler Mendelson Guide to International Employment and Labor Law, LexisNexis and Littler Mendelson, contributing editor

Speaking Engagements

Wage Hour 101: Pay Practice Compliance to Protect Your Organization More Effectively Than Even Captain America’s Shield

Home Care Association of Florida Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

July 29, 2018
Employment Law Update - Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

November 1, 2016

Healthcare Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016
2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015
Next Steps In The Wake Of The Companionship Exemption Decision: What Should Home Care Employers Do Now?

March 24, 2015

The Interplay Between State and Federal Law: Best Practices for California Home Care Providers

Home Care Association of America

March 17, 2015
Important Update to the DOL's Home Care Rule

January 12, 2015
The 2014 Atlanta Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

October 9, 2014

10 Ways To Avoid Being the Big Catch in the Wage and Hour Sea

The 2014 Atlanta Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, GA

October 9, 2014

Critical Next Steps for Home Health Employers Dealing with the Elimination of the Companionship Exemption and Introduction of The Affordable Care Act

2014 Leadership Conference - Comfort Keepers®, Denver, CO

April 24-26, 2014

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth A Pound of Cure: Wage & Hour Compliance Strategies That Will Reduce the Risk of the Bet-the Company Class Action

2014 Long Term Care and the Law - American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Las Vegas, NV

February 20, 2014

Beyond the Companionship Exemption: How to Reclassify Employees

16th Annual Private Duty National Conference & Expo – DecisionHealth

November 20, 2013
The Disappearing Companionship Exemption: How is the Home Health Industry Responding to its Elimination for Home Care Workers

November 14, 2013

Fair Labor Standards Act: Increased Litigation on Overtime and Minimum Wage Disputes

2013 Annual Meeting - National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), Washington, DC

November 1, 2013

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Wage & Hour Compliance Strategies That Will Reduce the Risk of the Bet the Company Class Action

Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & Exposition - National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

March 18, 2013

Wage and Hour Compliance Solutions

Annual Meeting & Exposition - LeadingAge

October 24, 2012

The Newest Wage Hour Claims and the Most Common Mistakes that Lead to Class Actions

Audio Conference - Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

October 9, 2012

Call Center Class Actions: And What We Can Learn From Them

NAVEX Webinar

August 22, 2012

Managing Non-Exempt Employees for Wage and Hour Compliance

Winthrop University Hospital

May 2, 2012

The Globalization of Employment and Labor Law: Latest Trends and Issues for 2012

22nd Annual HR Conference - SHRM-Atlanta

March 13, 2012

Why Wage and Hour Litigation and DOL Audits Are Exploding

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference, Columbus, GA

October 27, 2011

The Top Ten Issues HR Professionals Need to Know About International Labor and Employment Law

May Perimeter GEM Meeting - SHRM-Atlanta

October 17, 2011

Dangerous Assignments – Practical & Legal Considerations for Global Employers

SHRM-Atlanta Webinar

June 16, 2011

Special Issues in Employee Relations Law

Seminar - Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc., Atlanta, GA

May 20, 2011

Wage and Hour Class Actions in the Healthcare Industry – Strategy and Avoidance

Southeast Healthcare Litigation Symposium - ELT

March 11, 2010

Healthcare Employers in the Crosshairs: Is Your Organization Wage and Hour Compliant?

Connecticut Hospital Association, Wallington, CT

December 16, 2009

FLSA Compliance Strategies: Managing Wage hour Issues the Right Way

Audio Conference - Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

July 16, 2009

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1999With Honors
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1995magna cum laude

Bar Admission

Georgia

Courts

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit