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Matthew R. Korn
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Matthew R. Korn

Fisher Phillips, Partner

Columbia, South Carolina
Matthew Korn is a partner in the firm's Columbia office representing and advising employers in all areas of employment, labor and health and safety law. Matthew focuses his practice on defending employers across the country in complex class and collective action litigation, primarily involving wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, mass layoffs and plant closings under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and background check documentation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Matthew has substantial experience working with employers in many industries, including the hospitality and restaurant, construction and heavy equipment, mining, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. Matthew also enjoys advising clients on day-to-day employment issues arising under federal and state employment laws such as Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Matthew represents employers in government audits and investigations, including USDOL audits and OSHA/MSHA investigations. Additionally, he assists employers with traditional labor matters, including union avoidance campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations. Matthew regularly provides interactive training for supervisors and managers on employment and labor law compliance. Matthew's experience working as in-house counsel at a multinational, publicly traded company has provided him with the unique ability to view employment law problems from the client's perspective so that he can provide practical business advice and solutions to firm clients. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew worked for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), litigating mine safety and health cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Matthew uses this experience to counsel clients during government investigations, implementing proactive safety programs, and throughout the litigation process. 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. As recognition for his exemplary work, Matthew was a recipient of the William J. Curtin Endowed Scholarship in Labor Relations. Professional Activities Appointed by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster to the South Carolina Mining Council and to serve as the Governor's representative to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission. Community Activities Matthew is an active community volunteer advocate of the United Way of the Midlands. He is currently serving as a member of the Community Impact Committee and the Young Leaders Society. Matthew also serves as a member of the Glenforest School Board. Glenforest School is a K-12 independent non-profit day school that provides high quality instruction to increase the academic skills and social competence of students with disabilities. Matthew, his wife Haylee, and their sons, MJ (Matthew Jr.), Joshua, and Caleb live in Lexington and attend church at Mt. Horeb UMC.

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