Edward F. Harold

Partner

New Orleans Office

(504) 592-3801 phone
(504) 529-3850 fax
(504) 427-8068 cell

eharold@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
    J.D. 1992
  • The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
    1989 B.A.

Ed Harold is a partner in the New Orleans office and chair of the firm's Retail Industry Practice Group.

His practice is primarily devoted to employment litigation in both state and federal court in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and counseling employers to avoid litigation.

Throughout his career, he has spent significant time and attention assisting employers in managing employee attendance and leave issues.

As a result of this work, in 1999, Ed testified before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee of the United States Senate about the problems employers face in administering FMLA leave. 

Representative Work

5th Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment Awarded to Louisiana Detention Center in Gender Discrimination Case

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi

Recognition

Ed is "AV" peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.

News/Media

Arbitration Agreements Help Avoid Negative Publicity
April 23, 2013

Multi-Location Retail Store Not ‘Appropriate' for Union Bargaining
December 12, 2011

"You Can't Make Me Sell That!"
January 9, 2008

Quotes and Soundbites

Lack Of E-Cigarette Laws Leaves Employers In Haze
March 27, 2014

5 Things To Think About Beyond PPACA
December 17, 2013

'Living Wage' Bill Highlights New Worker Rights Battleground
September 17, 2013

NY Risks Overreach With Ban On Secret Harassment Accords
May 22, 2013

Social-Media Policy Key to Mitigate Liability
October 23, 2012

Background Checks Useful, But Limited
June 1, 2012

No Need To Check Applicants' Social Media
June 1, 2012

Social Media Are A Potential Minefield On The Job
March 25, 2012

Labor Laws Don't Take A Holiday For Seasonal Employees
September 23, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Partying In The Store
March 1, 2014

New Year's Resolutions: Five Areas Of Focus For 2014
December 3, 2013

EEOC Loses (Again) On Criminal-Background Checks
September 1, 2013

Handling Misconduct By (Someone Else's) Employees
June 1, 2013

Lessons Learned from Sports: Improve Your Team Every Year
June 1, 2013

Upgrading Through Free Agency: Seasonal Hires In A Down Economy
December 3, 2012

Using Conviction Records As A Screening Tool
June 1, 2012

A Tale Of Two Stores
March 1, 2012

"I'll Get You For This" - Avoiding Charges Of Workers' Comp Retaliation
December 1, 2011

The Injured Worker: Practical Approaches For Avoiding Lawsuits
September 1, 2011

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, And Equal Pay Act Claims Are Everywhere
June 1, 2011

Terminating Employees For Theft, Part 2
June 1, 2011

Common Mistakes When Terminating Employees For Theft, Part 1
March 1, 2011

Crowd Control Tips From OSHA
December 1, 2010

Social Networking in the Retail World
September 1, 2010

Multi-Location Retail Store Not "Appropriate" For Bargaining
June 1, 2010

Document Retention Vs. Document Creation: Which Is More Important?
March 1, 2010

Community

Ed is a Sunday school teacher and Chancellor of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Metairie, LA.

Education

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
    J.D. 1992
  • The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
    1989 B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi