Matthew Korn is an associate in the Columbia office. He represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. Matthew's background includes significant experience in health and safety litigation with the federal government. He uses this experience to counsel clients during government investigations, implementing proactive safety programs, and throughout the litigation process. Matthew also advises clients on day-to-day employment issues arising under statutes such as Title VII, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, and the FLSA. Additionally, he assists employers with traditional labor matters, including union avoidance campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations. While in law school, Matthew served as a judicial intern for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and as Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he litigated mine safety and health cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Matthew is also a regular contributor firm's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
Secretary of Labor v. Dynamic Energy, 2011 WL 4440685 (FMSHRC Aug. 31, 2011) (ALJ Paez).
Matthew is an Associate Member of the Mining Association of South Carolina (MASC), the North Carolina Aggregates Association (NCAA), and the Georgia Mining Association (GMA) and serves on the Health and Safety Committee of each industry group.
Matthew is also a member of the Health and Safety Committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
Labor Law Update for the Mining Industry – Mining Association of South Carolina Annual Workshop (April 2013);
Keeping MSHA Out of Your Piggy Bank: Reducing Costly Penalties Before, During, and After MSHA Inspections – North Carolina Aggregates Association Health & Safety Conference, Asheville, NC (March 2013);
Conducting Effective Background Checks: Navigating Federal and State Regulation – East Central Georgia Employer Committee, Thomson, GA (February 2013);
Discrimination Complaints Under the Mine Act: Six Steps to Prevent Complaints and Protect Your Company – North Carolina Mine Safety and Health Law School, Morganton, NC (October 2012);
Is Your Criminal Background Check Policy Consistent with the EEOC's Updated Guidance? -
Webinar (May 2012);
Keeping it Simple: Using the New Procedural Rules to Your Advantage – Mining Association of South Carolina Annual Workshop (April 2012).