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Mark Fijman represents and advises employers in all aspects of federal and state employment laws dealing with race, age, disability, gender, national origin and religious discrimination and in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He specializes in representing employers seeking to enforce non-compete agreements and taking legal action against former employees for misappropriation and misuse of company trade secrets. He has represented clients from many industries, including manufacturing, engineering, gaming, healthcare and hospitality. He has extensive trial experience in the Federal Court system. Mr. Fijman is also the author of the employment law blog The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo.

He routinely counsels human resource professionals on issues ranging from overtime questions to discipline and termination decisions. He specializes in labor and employment issues relating to the restaurant and hospitality industry, including Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) compliance and representing clients in U.S. Department of Labor investigations.

In addition to his litigation experience in the private sector, he also represents and defends municipalities and law enforcement agencies in civil rights and employment litigation.

Prior to beginning his legal practice, Mr. Fijman worked as a television news producer/reporter for a number of network affiliate stations in the Southeast and Northeast.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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Phelps Dunbar

4270 I-55 N
Jackson, MS, 39211-6394


MSAuthorized to practice law199807/18/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Mississippi BarMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
eLABORateEEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidelines Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination2014
eLABORateEEOC "Spam" Gets a Green Light2014
Health Law AlertDepartment of Labor Delays FLSA Enforcement and Penalties Against Home Healthcare Companies2014
eLABORateU.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidelines on Parents' Rights to FMLA Leave for Adult Children Care2013
eLABORateEEOC Files Suit Over Employer Use of Criminal Background Checks2013
Mississippi Business JournalPirates and Rogues: Employee Theft of Trade Secrets and Proprietary Information2013
eLABORateFederal Warning to Food Service Employers who Pay Employees Using Payroll/ATM Cards2013
eLABORateEmployers Who Solicit Facebook Friend "Snooping" Could Face Liability2013
eLABORateEEOC Lawsuit Over Dreadlocks Sparks Criticism and Highlights Issues with Workplace Grooming Policies2013
The Defender: The North Carolina Association of Defense AttorneysThe Employee with the Dragon Tattoo: Employment Law Tips for Handling a New Generation of Workers2012
Mississippi Civil ProcedureCivil Appeals2005
MDLAAccommodating Diverse Religious Practices and Avoiding Discrimination Claims2005
Libel Defense Resource Center's 50-State SurveyCo-Author of Summary of Mississippi Employment Libel and Privacy LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Emerson CollegeJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1983