NCIC Mediator Details

Name F.  James    Edwards  Jr.
City Spartanburg,  SC
Phone 864-542-8612
Fax 864-542-8712
Summary  of  Workers  Comp  Experience While  I  have  dealt  directly  with  Workers'  Compensation  cases,  I  have  extensive  experience  with  overlapping  employment  concepts  such  as  Workers'  Compensation  retaliation  prohibited  by  the  North  Carolina  Retaliatory  Employment  Discrimination  Act  (REDA)  and  employee  discipline  and  leave  of  absence  issues  under  the  Americans  with  Disabilities  Act  (ADA)  and  Family  Medical  Leave  Act  (FMLA)  which  frequently  coincide  with  Workers'  Compensation  issues.   

I  have  been  involved  in  negotiations  and  mediation  throughout  my  professional  career.    I  will  bring  these  skills  to  the  table.    Please  refer  to  my  resume  listed  below.

B.A.  Political  Science  College  of  William  &  Mary  -  1965;    J.D.  -  U.S.C.  School  of  Law    -  1968;   
Master  of  Law    (Labor  Law)  -  George  Washington  University  -  1970;      NLRB  Advice  Bench  Attorney  -  1968-  1970  -  Washington,  D.C.;    NLRB    Field  Attornet  -  Winston  Salem,  NC  -  1970-1972;    One  of  the  three  Fellows  in  North  Carolina  of  the  College  of  Labor  and  Employment  Lawyers:    Partner  in  three  firms  that  emphasize  only  Labor  &  Employment  Law:    Erwin,  Bradley  &  Edward  -  1970  -  1978;    Ogestree,  Deakin,  Nash,  Smoak,  Stewart  &  Edward's  -  1978  -  1980;  Haysworth,  Baldwin,  Sturm,  Clark  &  Keim,  P.A.    1989  -  Present  ;  continually  and  completely  involved  in  labor  &  employment  issues  since  1968;    mediation  training:    40  hours  of  S.C.  certification.
Rep.  Employees  % none 
Rep.  Employers  % none
Status sel

KEY TO MEDIATOR STATUS: An "a" indicates that the mediator is on the IC appointed list; a "c" indicates that the mediator is not on the IC appointed list but has asked to be included in the published list of mediators interested in mediating IC cases; a "sel" indicates that the mediator is not on either of these lists but has been selected by the parties to mediate IC cases previously; and a number in the status field indicates that number of hours a mediator is generally willing to travel each way to mediate IC cases without charging any additional fee for travel.
Hours  One  Way 2.50
Hrly.  Med.  Fee 150.00
Admin.  Fee 150.00
Canc.  Chg. 150.00
Travel  Exp. .365  per  mile 
Att.  for  party  in  comp  cases