Labor and Employment Law

In our more than 20 years practicing in the area of labor and employment law, we have defended business clients in employment matters including discrimination or harassment on the basis of membership in a protected class (under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act), and we have handled various matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful termination, covenants not to compete or solicit customers, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").

In addition to our defense of business clients, we represent and provide advice to individuals on issues relating to employment contracts, including breaches of covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions. We also have experience handling cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets in violation of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and breaches of contractual confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Because the defense of employment claims can be very time-consuming and costly, we advise and recommend to our business clients that they compile, disseminate and adhere to employment policies that are consistent with state and federal law. We are available to assist in the preparation of employee handbooks containing such policies.

In addition, it is important for employers to protect their confidential and trade secret information and their customer relationships; that can be accomplished by use of a properly drafted employment agreement. Due to recent changes in the law, it is necessary that such agreements be carefully drafted in such a way that litigation is avoided if disputes arise. We are well-equipped to draft proper agreements that are tailored to a client's particular business needs. And, if you are an employee who has signed an agreement containing restrictions on your right to do business following the termination of your employment, we can provide you with advice and counsel regarding enforceability of your agreement by the courts.

Office Address:

690 S. Ponce Ct., NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1667
Phone: 404-667-0714
Fax: 404-529-4193
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