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Paul Holscher

Principal
Raleigh

P 919-760-6470
F 919-760-6461
Paul.Holscher@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Paul Holscher is a Principal in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a native of North Carolina and has been helping employers prevent and resolve disputes with their employees for more than a decade.

Mr. Holscher works with clients to reduce risk and minimize legal costs by giving advice on difficult personnel decisions before litigation ensues. If litigation is unavoidable, he helps employers protect their assets and reputations by vigorously and efficiently defending them from administrative charges and lawsuits.

Mr. Holscher frequently advises employers on legal compliance with North Carolina workplace law, as well as Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the National Labor Relations Act and other applicable laws and regulations.

Mr. Holscher has given more than 45 different seminars to management and various human resources groups. His presentations focus on implementing practical approaches to resolve workplace issues and to foster a productive work environment.

Mr. Holscher frequently provides training to management and human resources professionals. He has defended against dozens of employment-based lawsuits for employers in a variety of industries. 

Mr. Holscher’s work experience includes a stint as a Staff Assistant for Congressman Walter B. Jones in Washington, D.C. 

Prior to law school, Mr. Holscher hiked more than 1,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting his journey in Springer Mountain, Georgia, and ending at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in New Jersey.

Mr. Holscher resides in Raleigh with his wife Ingrid and two young sons, JT and Harry.  In 2016 and 2017, Paul participated in the Blue Ridge Relay, a 209-mile relay race that takes place in the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.

 

Recent Experience

  • Provided sexual harassment and workplace violence training to client’s management team
  • Provided advice and counsel related to the conducting of a workplace investigation of a complaint of race discrimination and retaliation
  • Revised client’s Employee Handbook to ensure compliance with federal and state law
  • Presented at monthly meeting of the Beaufort County HR Association regarding effective management strategies, Title VII, social media issues and various other legal issues
  • Obtained dismissal of numerous employment-law claims asserted against public employer, federal court, North Carolina
  • Obtained dismissals of numerous complaints of alleged unlawful labor practices made to the National Labor Relations Board
  • Obtained dismissal of charge of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding alleged race discrimination

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Susie Sharp Inn of Court
  • Wake County Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
  • Wake County Project Together (2011 - present)
  • Wounded Warrior Project (2012 – present)

Published Works

  • “N.C. ‘Going and Coming’ Rule Bars Employees’ Claims for Injuries Suffered While Traveling from Holiday Luncheon,” The Carolina Employer, Fall Edition (2014)
  • “North Carolina Overhauls Unemployment Insurance System,” The Carolina Employer, Spring Edition (2013)
  • “North Carolina Enacts Comprehensive Reform of Unemployment Insurance System,” Jackson Lewis Workplace Resource Center (February 22, 2013)
  • "Legality of Background Checks in Hiring Process," The Carolina Employer, Spring Edition (2012)
  • “Document Retention Policies, Litigation Holds and the Duty to Preserve Electronic Data,” The Defender, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, (Winter 2008)

Speeches and Presentations

  • “A Cultural Shift: Exploring the Boundaries and Repercussions of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Creating a Policy,” co-presented with attorneys Leslie Lasher, Faith Herndon and Patricia Holland at part of a North Carolina Bar Association CLE (Cary, NC, May 11, 2018) (co-presenter)
  •  “Sexual Harassment and Workplace Investigations” NCHIMA 2018 Annual Meeting (Durham, NC, May 2, 2018) (presenter)
  • “The New National Labor Relations Board – Undoing All Obama Era Policies?” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (Raleigh, NC, February 22, 2018) (presenter)
  • “Employment and Labor Law Update – Current Issues and Trends,” RTAC-ACC Lunch-and-Learn (November 8, 2017) (presenter)
  • “No More Excuses: Recent Court Enforcement of Changes to Discovery Rules and the Production of Documents,” RTAC-ACC Lunch-and-Learn (June 9, 2017)  (presenter)
  • “Workplace Investigations,” NC College and University Professional Association for HR, Spring Professional Development Workshop (April 24, 2017) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” NC Health Information Management Association, Coastal Carolina Region Meeting (April 13, 2017) (presenter)
  • “Disability Management, Leaves, and Accommodation Requests,” North Carolina Association Community College Business Officials Spring Conference (March 8, 2017) (presenter)
  • “Exiting Employees: Protecting Secrets and Reducing Risk,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (February 23, 2017) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC, June 2016) (presenter)
  • “Mock Trial,” Alamance County SHRM (Burlington, NC, April 2016) (co-presenter)
  • “NLRB Landmines in Employee Handbooks,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (Raleigh, NC, February 2016) (presenter)
  • “Don’t Walk The Plank!  15 Strategic Tips To Stay Out of Deep Water,” Beaufort County HR Association (Washington, NC, November 2015) (presenter)
  • “Don’t Walk The Plank!  15 Strategic Tips To Stay Out of Deep Water,” Surry County HR Association (Dobson, NC, July 2015) (presenter)
  • “The Do’s and Don’ts of Unemployment Benefit Claims,” NC College and University Professional Association for HR, Spring Professional Development Workshop (Raleigh, NC, April 2015) (presenter)
  • “The Legalities of Post Offer Testing and Other Hiring Challenges,” Job Ready Services Seminar (Raleigh, NC, November 2014) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” 2014 North Carolina SHRM State Conference (Greenville, NC, September 2014) (presenter)
  • “Don’t Walk the Plank!  15 Strategic Tips to Keep You Out of Deep Water,” 2014 North Carolina SHRM State Conference (Greenville, NC, September 2014) (presenter)
  • “Leave Management,” Wayne County Human Resources Association (Goldsboro, NC, August 2014) (presenter)
  • “Don’t Walk the Plank! 15 Strategic Tips To Keep You Out of Deep Water,” North Carolina College and University Professional Association for HR, Spring Professional Development Workshop (Winston-Salem, NC, May 2014) (presenter)
  • “North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Law: Do’s and Don’ts,” Wayne County Human Resources Association (Goldsboro, NC, April 2014) (presenter)
  • “What to Watch For in 2014: Employment Cases, Regulations and Legislation,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (Raleigh, NC, February 2014) (co-presenter)
  • “Don’t Walk the Plank! 15 Strategic Tips To Keep You Out of Deep Water,” Wayne County Human Resources Association (Goldsboro, NC, February 2014) (presenter)
  • “Absent Amy: A Lesson In NC Unemployment Benefits Law,” Golden East SHRM (Rocky Mount, NC, October 2013) (presenter)
  • “The Affordable Care Act and NC’s Unemployment Benefit Reform,” Lunch-and-Learn training for Sampson Community College Small Business Center (Clinton, NC, June 2013) (presenter)
  • Appeared on “We Should Know,” with J.W. Simmons, radio/ television program which aired on WCLN 1170 AM and StarVision Cable Channel 16 to discuss “The 2013 Workplace Law Landscape” (Clinton, NC, June 2013) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” NC Coastal SHRM (Greenville, NC, May 2013) (presenter)
  • “Employer Shared Responsibility and Whistleblower Protections Under the Affordable Care Act,” Lenoir County Manufacturers’ Association (Kinston, NC, May 2013) (presenter)
  • “North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Reform & Employment Law Update,” Lenoir County Manufacturers’ Association (Kinston, NC, April 2013) (presenter)
  • “Absent Amy: A Lesson In NC Unemployment Benefits Law,” Central Carolina SHRM (Sanford, NC, March 2013) (presenter)
  • “Health Care Reform and the Employer Shared Responsibility,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (Raleigh, NC, February 2013) (presenter)
  • “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: A How to Guide,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Symposium (Raleigh, NC, February 2013) (co-presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” Alamance County Human Resources Association (Burlington, NC, January 2013) (presenter)
  • “Leave Management: Bad Time Bill,” Wayne County Human Resources Association (Goldsboro, NC, January 2013) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” Golden East SHRM (Rocky Mount, NC, November 2012) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” Lenoir County Society of Human Resources Association (Kinston, NC, September 2012) (presenter)
  • “Touchy Tom: A Workplace Love Story,” Wayne County Human Resources Association (Goldsboro, NC, August 2012) (presenter)
  • “The Hiring Process and Pre-Employment Inquiries,” North Carolina College & University Professional Association For Human Resources, Spring Professional Development Workshop (April 2012) (presenter)
  • “Unemployment Benefit Claims Issues and Strategy in North Carolina,” Jackson Lewis Labor and Employment Law Symposium (Raleigh, NC, April 2012) (presenter)
  • “The Hiring Process and Pre-Employment Inquiries,” NC Coastal Society of Human Resource Management (Greenville, NC, March 2012) (presenter)
  • “Conducting Workplace Investigations,” Moore County Human Resources Executive Association (Southern Pines, NC, February 2012) (presenter)
  • “Internal Investigations Into Employee Complaints,” Triangle Hospitality Association (Cary, NC, November 2011) (presenter)
  • “Workplace Investigations,” NC Coastal Society of Human Resource Management (Greenville, NC, October 2011) (presenter)
  • “Workplace Investigations,” North Carolina Association Community College Business Officials Fall Conference (Asheville, NC, October 2011) (presenter)
  • “Starting at the Beginning: The Hiring Process, Pre-Employment Inquiries, Job Interviews, Pre-Employment Tests, Fair Credit and Reporting Act,” Lorman Education Services Seminar (Raleigh, NC, January 2011) (presenter)
  • “Post Separation Issues,” Lorman Education Services Seminar (Raleigh, NC, January 2011) (presenter)
  • “Reasonable Accommodation For Religious Beliefs,” North Carolina Bar Association CLE (Cary, NC, February 2010) (presenter)

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