Brian R. Carnie

Brian R. Carnie

Kean Miller LLP
  • Appeals & Appellate, Employment Law, Business Law
  • Illinois, Louisiana, Texas
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Brian Carnie is a partner in the Shreveport office of Kean Miller and practices in the labor and employment group. He represents employers of all sizes in the private and public sectors. Brian dedicates his practice exclusively to the representation of management's interests in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, including the defense of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace tort, breach of contract, FMLA, and OSHA whistleblower claims in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies. Brian prepares, litigates and defends non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants for his clients. He has extensive experience in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), collective wage and hour cases, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access cases, otherwise known as "drive-by" or "google" lawsuits. In addition to his litigation practice, Brian guides employers through complex disability and leave issues, sexual harassment investigations, workforce reorganizations/layoffs, wage and hour investigations, and worker misclassification and I-9 audits. He routinely represents management in collective bargaining, union grievances, arbitrations, and provides businesses with effective union avoidance strategies.

Brian also helps employers understand and comply with the ever-changing rules and regulations under the Affordable Care Act, including practical guidance on employer responsibilities, compliance and testing, reporting/notice requirements, and representation of employers who challenge the new IRS ACA penalty notices and appeals of demands for payment.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
United States District Court for the Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, Northern and Western Districts of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, and Northern District of Florida
  • English
Professional Experience
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Cook, Yancey, King & Galloway, APLC
Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal
Senior Associate
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
Fox & Grove
Kessler, Smith & Powen
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (1995)
Northern Illinois University
B.S. (1992)
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Shreveport Bar Association
Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court
Northwest Louisiana Society of Human Resource Management
- Current
Articles & Publications
To Be or Not To Be Exempt (the 2019 Proposed OT Rule)
Louisiana Law Blog
Op-Ed: IRS continues efforts to collect ACA penalties from non-compliant employers
New Orleans CityBusiness
IRS Continues to Ramp Up Efforts to Collect ACA Penalties from Non-Compliant Employers
Louisiana Law Blog
Lawsuit Claiming that Employer Sought to Evade Obamacare Costs Leads to $7.4 Million Class Action Settlement
Louisiana Law Blog
ADA Access:
Louisiana Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
Trumpcare and Other Legal Developments in the First 200 Days, Centenary College of Louisiana
August 2017
Social Media
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
333 Texas St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Telephone: (318) 562-2652
Fax: (318) 562-2751