Our attorneys specialize in protecting employees' rights and resolving workplace disputes. We will fight aggressively to protect your interests against any employer, no matter how large. We strive to handle your case in the most cost-efficient and effective manner.Read More
We represent employers of all sizes in the defense of employment-related claims, administrative agency investigations, drafting employment policies and handbooks, and counseling on best practices and litigation avoidance.Read More
Fidlon Legal is a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in labor and employment law. We represent employers and employees in virtually every type of workplace issue or dispute.
Employment law is a diverse practice area. Our Atlanta employment attorneys are experienced at handling cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, wage/hour and overtime pay, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, disability and medical leave, retaliation/whistleblower protection, workplace violence, health and safety regulations, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.
We frequently advise and represent employees who have been offered severance packages. We review the proposed severance agreement, provide our feedback on the fairness and reasonableness of its terms, and handle negotiations with the employer.
Unlike most Atlanta employment law firms, we represent federal government employees in connection with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints and hearings. We also have a niche practice of representing physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in employment matters.
We understand that litigation is a long and costly process that may be unattractive to many. Accordingly, when possible, we utilize efficient, cost-effective alternatives to litigation, such as settlement negotiations, mediation and arbitration. We also represent employees in civil service board appeals and unemployment appeal hearings before the Georgia Department of Labor.
We serve as trusted advisors to corporate clients and business owners on employment law and human resources issues. Our Atlanta employment attorneys regularly assist employers with employee discipline and termination issues, and ensure compliance with laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, and the Equal Pay Act (EPA).
We also routinely negotiate and draft employee handbooks, employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and other restrictive covenants.
We represent and defend employers in litigation matters, contract disputes, and investigations by administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
We are very experienced in the fast-growing area of wage/hour and overtime disputes. These cases are brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is the federal law that guarantees covered, non-exempt employees be paid at least minimum wage, and receive overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week. Many employers do not fully understand their obligations under the FLSA, and as a result, attempt to avoid its requirements by misclassifying their employees as independent contractors, failing to pay them for all hours worked, requiring them to work “off the clock”, adopting pay plans that do not properly calculate overtime pay, and improperly docking employees’ pay. If you are an employee with questions about your FLSA rights, our Atlanta wage/hour and overtime lawyers can help determine if you have a case. If you are an employer, we can help ensure that your wage/hour and overtime pay practices are FLSA-compliant or assist you in defending against an FLSA lawsuit or DOL investigation.Philosophy
Our philosophy is simple—provide the highest quality of legal services at a fair price. The Atlanta employment lawyers at Fidlon Legal bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and practical know-how to the table. We are tireless advocates for our clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. We understand that finding a lawyer is not an easy process. Please take a moment to view our testimonials page, where you can review comments from clients who have worked with our attorneys in the past.Location
Our offices are conveniently located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, right of GA 400 Exit 2 (Lenox Road).
If you have questions about employment law, FLSA compliance, or any other workplace-related issue, we would be happy to discuss your situation. Please complete our request form to schedule an initial case evaluation by phone with one of the Atlanta employment lawyers at Fidlon Legal.