Scott D. Macdonald, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior HR Consultant
Scott Macdonald has been practicing labor relations and employment law since 1987, and human resource management since 1997. The scope of his work includes employee and labor relations, HR compliance audits, employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures, compliance training (sexual harassment, wage and hour, Americans with Disabilities Act, HIPAA), EEO and affirmative action, recruitment and selection, FMLA implementation and administration, job descriptions and workforce analysis, employee benefits administration analysis, and HR information systems/technology. Scott has conducted training on HRIS systems, employment law, and e-FMLA across the U.S. He brings substantive knowledge and expertise in human resource management in both the private and the public sector. Scott has consulted to organizations including Beers Hamerman, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Chelsea Groton Bank, College Street Development, Community Mental Health Affiliates, CT Gastroenterology Group, Eastern Savings Bank, Ensign Bickford Industries, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Kimball Corporation, Litchfield County Dispatch, Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Massey’s Glass & Aluminum, Munger Corporation, Neopost, Inc., New Haven Museum, Oak Hill, Providence College, Sportech plc, Town of Bloomfield CT, Town of Old Saybrook CT, Town of Thomaston CT, Town of Westerly RI and Workers Compensation Trust.
Before joining The Human Resource Consortium, Scott was the Director of Human Resources and In-House Labor/Employment Counsel for two of the largest school districts in Connecticut, Attorney in the Labor/Employment Litigation departments for Shipman & Goodwin and Pepe & Hazard in Connecticut, and an Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in the Appellate Court Branch in Enforcement Litigation as well as the Injunction Litigation Branch. While serving as the Human Resources Director and In-house legal counsel for the New Britain and Stamford School Districts, Scott developed the EEO and affirmative action policies and programs for those public sector employers. He also conducted training sessions on EEO, and handled investigations regarding alleged discrimination, as well as administrative hearings and court cases involving claims of discrimination. Scott’s extensive experience as a labor/employment attorney also included a number of training sessions on equal employment opportunity.
Scott holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was an Articles Editor on the North Carolina Law Review. He obtained a B.A. with Honors in Political Science and Philosophy from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was Phi Beta Kappa. Scott earned his certification as Senior Professional in Human Resource Management and Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Association of School Personnel Administrators and is a member of the Connecticut State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section. Formerly, he served as Co-Chair of Legislative Affairs and Treasurer for the Connecticut State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management.