Philip J. Pence


Philip J. (“PJ”) Pence is an attorney at Roberts & Stevens with experience handling complex matters in employment law, litigation, health law, and medical malpractice.

PJ represents and counsels employers in a wide range of federal, state, and local employment matters, including claims arising under the FLSA, Title VII, FMLA, and the ADA.

He also advises clients on day-to-day employment issues, including personnel policies and procedures, independent contractor arrangements, employee misclassification risks, accommodations, and restrictive covenants.

Litigation is at the center of PJ’s practice, handling complex litigation matters from the prelitigation stage all the way through appeal.

Prior to joining Roberts & Stevens in 2021, PJ practiced employment law at the Chicago office of an international law firm.


  • Won summary judgment for clients on a range of employment matters
  • Represented national food manufacturer in multiple wage-and-hour class and collective actions and mass arbitrations


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Buncombe County Bar

New OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

On November 4, 2021, OSHA published its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standards regarding COVID-19.  The new ETS requires private employers with 100 or more employees to: By December 5, 2021: Provide up to four hours of paid time off for em … Read More >