Spencer A. Kinderman is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group.
Areas of Practice:
Labor & Employment
United States District Courts for the Northern,
Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
United States Courts of Appeals for the
Eleventh and D.C. Circuits
American Bar Association
Labor & Employment Law and Litigation Sections
Alabama State Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A., summa cum laude, 1991
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Spencer A. Kinderman is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group.Mr. Kinderman's practice is focused exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment related legal matters, including employment litigation, employment counseling, labor relations and union avoidance, regulatory compliance and workplace health and safety.
Spencer Kinderman represents employers in state and federal courts in employment related litigation, including claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, benefits disputes, and breach of non–competition/non–solicitation agreements. Spencer Kinderman's experience includes handling complex employment litigation such as wage and hour collective actions, employment discrimination class actions and ERISA litigation.
Spencer Kinderman also routinely represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, DOL, OSHA, OFCCP and ICE, assisting employers with agency investigations and responding to administrative charges.
In the area of traditional labor law, Spencer Kinderman works closely with employers in all aspects of labor–management relations, including union organizing activity, union elections, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, grievance processing and labor arbitrations. Spencer also assists employers in developing and carrying out union avoidance programs.
On a daily basis, Spencer Kinderman assists employers with developing, implementing and enforcing workplace policies and procedures, including employee handbooks and mandatory arbitration programs. He frequently advises employers on an ad hoc basis regarding day–to–day personnel issues, including the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. A member of several ABA committees, including the Employee Benefits, Federal Wage and Hour Legislation and EEO Committees, Spencer Kinderman is a contributing author to Age Discrimination in Employment Law (BNA) and Employee Benefits Law (BNA).
Spencer Kinderman frequently speaks to employer groups and associations on workplace legal issues.
Associate Editor, Age Discrimination in Employment Law, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee (BNA) (2006).
Contributing Author, Employee Benefits Law, American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Committee (BNA) (2d ed. 2002).
Author, The UNIDROIT Draft Convention on Cultural Objects: The Necessity of a Uniform Approach to the Illicit Movement of Cultural Property, Volume 7, Emory International Law Review, Fall 1993