As both a neutral and former advocate, Mark has extensive experience in the negotiation, administration and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. He formerly negotiated these agreements and now arbitrates grievances in both the public and private sector dealing with discipline, discharge and contract interpretation.
Prior to becoming a neutral, Mark served as the Director of the Tennessee Labor-Management Center for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Mark has arbitrated and mediated literally hundreds of cases arising under both state and federal workplace laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Mark’s practice also includes claims for retaliation under state and federal statutes, as well as other common law issues such as defamation, invasion of privacy, and outrageous conduct in the employment setting. Other frequent employment-related cases involve contract disputes over non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, executive compensation agreements, and business reorganizations.