EMPLOYMENT

Employers today are faced with a myriad of legal issues related to the employer-employee relationship, and running a business requires the ability to navigate minefields created by both state and federal laws. Today’s economy brings additional challenges in the form of increasing layoffs and reductions-in-force. With over 30 years of combined employment law experience, including in-house experience and large law firm experience, FisherBroyles’ employment attorneys are equipped to provide employers with sound legal advice in all areas of employment law.

The areas in which we are able to assist employers include:

LAYOFFS:

  • WARN Act requirements
  • Adverse Impact Analyses
  • Separation Agreements
  • Severance Packages

WAGE & HOUR

  • Department of Labor Complaints
  • Proper Classification of Employees as Exempt/Non-Exempt
  • Overtime Issues

DOMESTIC EMPLOYMENT LAWS:

  • Title VII
  • Section 1981
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Older Workers Protection Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • State Laws & Regulations

INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT, LABOR & BENEFITS:

  • Employee Investigations & Disciplinary Procedures
  • Employment Terminations
  • Reductions in Force
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements & Negotiations
  • Work Rules & Personnel Handbooks
  • Employment Agreements
  • Compensation & Benefits Plans
  • Foreign Hiring Practices

Mediations – Registered Mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Discrimination:

  • General Investigations
  • Coordinating Responses to EEOC Charges, including:
  • EEOC On-Site Investigations
  • EEOC Subpoenas
  • Lawsuits
  • Risk Assessments of Employment
  • Claims
  • Mediations

ON-SITE CLIENT TRAINING

  • Layoffs & Reductions in Force
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Investigations
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • FMLA

ADVISING THE CLIENT’S HR FUNCTION:

  • Human Resources Audits
  • Policy Drafting
  • Termination/Discipline Decisions
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Employment Agreements