Christopher W. Johnson

Christopher W. Johnson 2016-12-01T18:11:32+00:00

Specialist in Labor & Employment Law

With both a law degree and a master’s degree in business, Chris helps employers to discover solutions to their employment law problems. Chris is a certified specialist in labor and employment law and has a special interest in employee and labor relations, employee benefits, handbook drafting, HIPAA compliance as applicable to employment, wage and hour compliance and litigation, and substance abuse testing. He has reviewed hundreds of employee handbooks and policies, assisted private and public employers with the formulation and implementation of employment policies, and successfully represented employers in scores of charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. He represents many hospitals, federal contractors, and local governments.

Chris has offered presentations to state-wide audiences on various employment law topics, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, employee handbook litigation, HIPAA compliance, and immigration laws.

Masters in International Business

Chris is a cum laude graduate of Wofford College and earned a joint juris doctor and master’s in international business from the University of South Carolina. He is fluent in German and, while obtaining his master’s degree, Chris worked for a multi-national chemical company in Switzerland. He was a member of the Order of Wig & Robe in law school.

When he’s not at work — and occasionally when he is — Chris enjoys playing the bass guitar and sometimes lends a few low notes to his church’s contemporary worship band. Chris is a native of Jacksonville, Florida.

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2000
  • University of South Carolina, I.M.B.A., 2000
  • Wofford College, B.A., cum laude, 1996

Admissions

  • South Carolina, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004

Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified Specialist, Employment & Labor Law
  • Richland County Bar Association
Chistopher Johnson - Employment & Labor Defense Lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina

Areas of Concentration

Benefits, Drug Testing, Labor Relations, Leave Laws, Personnel Policies & Handbooks, RIF’s & WARN Act, Wage & Hour

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