David Harvey, Attorney

David Harvey, Associate

Charlotte, NC

T 704-765-1569


Admitted to Practice:

  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

David counsels and represents employers on a variety of employment and labor law matters. His work includes wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state laws, includingthe defense of collective actions and state law class actions.He has extensive experience in assisting clients in all aspects of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs for service and supply contractors and construction contractors, including affirmative action plans, compliance reviews, and compensation issues.David alsoassists employers in workforce planning, including reduction in force strategy and compliance with WARN, state plant closure laws, and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.He defends employers in actions brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, andvarious state employment laws, such as whistleblower and wrongful discharge actions.Davidis experienced in traditional labor matters, such as union negotiations, campaigns, arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and other labor-management issues.He also has experience with the Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts.David regularly donates his time to a variety of pro bono causes.

David has represented employers of all sizes with facilities across the United States in various matters of labor and employment compliance, counseling, and litigation, including:

  • OFCCP and affirmative action compliance
  • Wage andhour litigation and counseling
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Whistleblower and wrongful discharge claims
  • Federal and state employment law claims and counseling

Court Admissions

United States Courts of Appeals:

  • Third Circuit

United States District Courts:

  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Eastern District of Tennessee

J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (2002)

  • Graduated cum laude, Order of Barristers
  • Duquesne Law Review, Executive Articles Editor:
    • Case Note Published, Vol. 39, Issue 2
    • Comment Published, Vol. 40, Issue 2
  • Appellate Moot Court Honor Society, 2001 – 2002
  • First Amendment National Appellate Moot Court Competition, Vanderbilt University, 2002
  • First Year Juris Writing Contest — 2nd Place, 1998

B.A.,summa cum laude, Point Park University, Legal Studies (1998)
A.A.S., Westmoreland County Community College, Legal Assisting (1995)

  •  NJCAA Distinguished Academic All American

Boyd v. Edwards & Associates, Inc., 309 S.W.3d 470 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009), application for permission to appeal to Tennessee Supreme Court denied, 2009 Tenn. LEXIS 867 (Tenn. Dec. 21. 2009) (affirming dismissal of plaintiff’s retaliatory discharge/whistleblower complaint for alleged violations of the Tennessee Public Protection Act predicating claims based on the Tennessee Occupational Safety & Health Act).

Speaking Engagements

  • Reductions in Force:Considerations and Strategies for Downsizing, Kingsport, Tennessee, (2011)
  • The Top Five Danger Areas in Wage & Hour Law, Marion, Virginia, (2010)
  • Federal Contractors: The one, two, three punch, Kingsport, Tennessee (2010)
  • Documentation of Performance Evaluations and Disciplinary Actions, Marion, Virginia (2009)
  • Collective Actions under the FLSA,Kingsport, Tennessee (2009)
  • Affirmative Action Compliance for Banks and Financial Institutions, Johnson City, Tennessee (2008)
  • Overview of Prevailing Wage Law, Lorman Seminar, Norcross, Georgia (2008)
  • Affirmative Action Compliance: Recent Trends in Affirmative Action & Compensation Analysis, Lorman Seminar, Norcross, Georgia (2008)
  • Compensation Analysis: Why Bother? Kingsport, Tennessee (2008)