Keith Covington practices labor and employment, immigration, and construction law in the firm’s Birmingham office. He counsels employers on a wide variety of topics, including labor relations, wage and hour compliance, union avoidance, equal employment opportunity, OSHA compliance, disability accommodation, FMLA compliance, non-compete agreements, and issues relating to employee discipline and termination.
Keith’s immigration work includes helping employers obtain employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign national workers and advising clients on worksite compliance. His construction practice includes counseling contractors and others in the construction industry on contracts, contract administration, and claims.
Throughout his career with the firm, Keith has litigated employment, construction, and various other types of claims in both state and federal courts. He also provides assistance with union representation elections and handles matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
Keith regularly speaks and writes on topics relating to his practice. He is a regular contributor to Labor & Employment Insights, the blog published by the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, writing principally on immigration law developments and matters relating to the National Labor Relations Act.
He speaks regularly at events sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the trade association for merit shop construction contractors, and has had several articles published in the Alabama Construction News, ABC’s industry magazine.
Keith co-authored the Alabama Construction Law Manual published by Thomson West, writing the “Labor and Employment” and “Health and Safety” chapters.
- University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1987, Order of the Coif; Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award; Alabama Law Review, Editor
- Auburn University, B.S., 1984, Pi Tau Sigma (Mech. Engineering Fraternity)
Clerkships : UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, HONORABLE SAM C. POINTER, JR.
Professional & Community Activities:
- Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham, Board Member
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