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Paul E. Goatley

Associate, Louisville
t: 502.561.3985
f: 502.561.3991


Paul Goatley is a member of the firm’s SBA Loan Team, dedicated to advising employers on the inner workings of the complex CARES Act loan process during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Paul E. Goatley advises and represents employers in all areas of employment and labor law, including:

  • Advice and counsel on issues related to leaves of absence, disability, hiring, disciplinary actions, such as separation from employment, and internal complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation;
  • The development, implementation, and application of employee handbook and other workplace policies;
  • Discrimination and harassment claims, involving claims based on sex, disability, age, among others;
  • Wage and hour issues, including claims related to minimum wage obligations, overtime wage compensation obligations, and the exempt status of employees;
  • Issues related to the classification of independent contractors; and
  • Class and collective action litigation.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Paul was an associate at a labor and employment firm in California and worked for several years at the Association of Corporate Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Louisville Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Chair



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