Overview

Paul E. Prather represents management exclusively in all areas of employment and labor relations, including state and federal employment litigation and in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Labor.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Tennessee Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

Memphis Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law / Litigation Sections

American Bar Association

Director

Management Labor and Employment Roundtable

Member

Defense Research Institute

Member

Society for Human Resource Management

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2003-2018

Named, Best of the Bar

Memphis Business Journal

2017

Named, Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law - Management

Memphis

The Best Lawyers in America©

2015

Named, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Labor & Employment

Memphis

The Best Lawyers in America©

2014

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2014

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2012-2015

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2003-2017

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Fellow

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America

Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2006-2015

News, Analysis & Press

New Overtime Wage Rules Could Face Long Delay

The Memphis Daily News

November 29, 2016

Hospital prevails in nurse's lawsuit claiming pay for meal breaks

Healthcare Risk Management

January 1, 2013

Establish procedures, audit your payment processes

Healthcare Risk Management

January 1, 2013

Sixth Circuit Upholds Decertification of FLSA Collective Action Challenging Automatic Meal Break Deductions: Would Your Wage and Hour Policies and Practices Pass Muster?

HR Professionals Magazine

Vol. 2, No. 11

September 2012

Books & Book Chapters

  • Arbitration v Litigation, An Introduction to Health Law Litigation Based on Contract and Government Claims, co-author chapter 1, American Bar Association, July 2016
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, BNA, 2nd Ed., contributing author, 2011
  • Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, contributing editor, American Bar Association, 2006-2010

Speaking Engagements

Inclusion in 2016: Pregnancy, Religious and LGBT Accommodations

2016 SHRM-Memphis Half Day Legal Seminar, Memphis, TN

March 15, 2016

The New Overtime Rules – And Why HR Must Work Overtime to Ensure Compliance

The 12th Annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium, Las Vegas, NV

March 2016

Workplace Investigations 2015

Tennessee Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Memphis, TN

September 30, 2015
2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015
DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Memphis, TN

July 23, 2015
Tips and Strategies for Avoiding Litigation Arising from the Hiring Process

Memphis, TN

May 27, 2015

Overtime Law and the FLSA

11th Annual Labor & Employment Law Advanced Practices Symposium - HR Specialist and the Management Labor Employment Roundtable, Las Vegas, NV

April 9, 2015

Identify Wage & Hour Landmines In Your Organization

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Memphis, Memphis, TN

March 17, 2015
Conducting Lawful Investigations: An Interactive Program for Internal Investigators

Nashville, TN

October 8, 2014
Top Takeaways From Our National Employer Conference®

Memphis, TN

May 20, 2014
Conducting Lawful Investigations: An Interactive Program for Internal Investigators

Memphis, TN

April 29, 2014

Preparing the Executive for Deposition

Business Management Daily Webinar

April 18, 2014

Bullying and Workplace Harassment: The Developing Intersection Between Employment Law and Employee Behavior

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

March 18, 2014
Bullying and Harassment in the Modern Workplace: The developing intersection between employment law and employee behavior

Memphis, TN

September 20, 2013
The Toxic Employee

Memphis, TN

October 29, 2012

The Wage Hour Update: Critical Developments in Federal and State Laws and Regulations

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

Social Media Mayhem: What an Employer Should Know

EEOC Robinsonville Seminar - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

August 30, 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Memphis, 1982
  • B.A., University of Memphis, 1979 summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee