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Kevin C. McCormick
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1626
Phone: 410.347.8779
Fax: 410.223.4379
kmccormick@wtplaw.com
Awards
Kevin C. McCormick, member of the Labor and Employment Section with the Baltimore law firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, provides advice and counsel to public and private employers on all phases of the employment relationship to ensure compliance with applicable laws, avoid costly litigation, and, when necessary, successfully defend against individual and governmental challenges to policies and procedures.
 
His practice areas include EEO/Discrimination claim representation, employment claim prevention strategies, employment torts, executive compensation, government sector employment, Human Resource management advice, labor relations, non-compete agreements, occupational safety, wage and hour issues, workers' comp, and more.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. McCormick served as trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor. He successfully represented public and private employers against discrimination and employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and at trial (both jury and nonjury) in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Trial Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., 1979-1984
  • Attorney, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, Labor and Employment Section Associate, 1984-1988; Partner, 1989-Present; Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Section, 2000-2011
  • Provides advice and counsel to public and private employers including health care providers on all phases of the employment relationship to ensure compliance with applicable laws, avoid costly litigation, and, when necessary, successfully defend against individual and/or governmental challenges to those employment policies and procedures
  • Successfully represented public and private employers and health care providers against discrimination and employment-related claims before federal, state and local FEP agencies, and at trial (both jury and non-jury) in state and federal courts and respective courts of appeal throughout mid-Atlantic region

Recognitions

  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2006-present
  • Listed in Chambers USA, 2012-present
  • AVVO Rating 10 - Superb

Publications & Presentations

Speaker for various groups, including: Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, Executive Enterprises Institute, Valley Education Services, Sterling Educational Services, Maryland Association of Non-Profit Association and MICPEL

Major Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Editor, Maryland Employment Law Letter (since 2002)
  • Author, "NLRB offers guidance on electronic signatures in representation cases," Maryland Employment Law Letter, November 2015, and Technology for HR Blog, February 3, 2016
  • Author, "4th Circuit adopts new standard for joint-employer liability," Maryland Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 24, 2015
  • Author, "D.C. Circuit upholds ban on objectionable garb in the workplace," Maryland Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 18, 2015
  • Author, "Sick, safe leave law to take effect in Montgomery County, Maryland," Human Resources News, September 16, 2015
  • Author, "Maryland intern protection law takes effect October 1," Human Resources News, September 15, 2015
  • Quoted, "NLRB dismisses petition to unionize Northwestern football players," Human Resources News, August 17, 2015
  • Author, "FLSA: When are waiting time and travel time considered work time?," Maryland Employment Law Letter, April 2015, and HR.BLR.com, May 27, 2015
  • Quoted, "Worried about 'quickie election' rule? Attorneys urge supervisor training," HR Hero Line, April 29, 2015
  • Author, "4th Circuit drop-kicks criminal background case," Maryland Employment Law Letter, March 2015, and HR.BLR.com, April 27, 2015
  • Author, "4th Circuit's decision underscores importance of posting employment notice," Maryland Employment Law Letter, January 2015, and HR.BLR.com, February 23, 2015
  • Author, "Employment contracts in Maryland: Court limits damages to notice provision," Maryland Employment Law Letter, January 2015, and HR.BLR.com, February 20, 2015
  • Author, "Employee's race discrimination lawsuit jeopardized by past bankruptcy claim," Maryland Employment Law Letter, December 2014, and HR.BLR.com, February 11, 2015
  • Author, "EEOC issues updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination," Maryland Employment Law Letter, August 2014, and Diversity Insight, August 17, 2014
  • Author, "No paydirt yet: Northwestern players have ground to cover before unionization," HR Hero Line, March 28, 2014
  • Author, chapter on "Labor and Organizing" in HR Guide to Employment Law: A Practical Compliance Reference

Memberships & Activities

Member: Employers Counsel Network, 2003 - present

Education

  • Georgetown University (LL.M. 1984)
    Phi Sigma Alpha
    Labor
  • William and Mary Law School (J.D. 1979)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1976) with high honors