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Wade E Ballard

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Labor and Employment


Wade Ballard counsels businesses on the entire range of workplace issues and provides advice and representation to employers on employment law, including wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation discrimination, harassment, and other issues of concern to employers.

He represents management in labor and employment matters in the courts, in arbitration, and before government agencies, including the EEOC, the U.S. Department of Labor, the North and South Carolina Departments of Labor, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission, and other agencies at the federal, state and local level. He has worked extensively with employers in many industries, including the healthcare, automotive, telecommunications, hospitality, and aerospace industries.

Wade is certified by the Supreme Court of South Carolina as a Specialist in the area of Employment and Labor Law. He is a former member and past chairman of the South Carolina Supreme Court's Employment and Labor Law Specialization Advisory Board. Wade is a past president of the Spartanburg Boys Home and a past President of Senior Centers of Spartanburg. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Upstate Workforce Board.

He earned his JD from Duke University School of Law.