Fidlon Legal serves as general corporate counsel to businesses of all sizes, providing advice and counseling on virtually any issue concerning employers and employees in the workplace. We can assist your business in adopting and enforcing legally-compliant employee policies and procedures, handling employee discipline and termination issues, managing day-to-day human resources concerns, avoiding litigation, and defending against investigations by administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
We offer comprehensive and reliable support in the following areas:
- Wage/hour and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance
- Proper classification of employees vs. independent contractors
- Employee relations
- Employment discrimination
- Defense of employment litigation
- Sexual harassment/hostile work environment
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities
- Employee separations and severance agreements
- Non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secret disputes
- Drafting and reviewing employee handbooks and related policies
- Unemployment appeal hearings
- Workplace investigations
Mr. Fidlon and the Atlanta employment lawyers at Fidlon Legal have represented companies of all sizes, from Fortune 100 corporations to “mom and pop” businesses. We handle individual cases, as well as large, nationwide class and collective actions.
We also act as general corporate counsel to businesses affected by the myriad of employee rights laws. This typically becomes more important when a company has fifteen or more employees, which is the minimum threshold for coverage under most of the federal anti-discrimination laws. It is critical to adopt and consistently enforce good human resources policies and practices to ensure that legitimate business decisions are properly documented, and reduce the risk that employees may claim they were treated differently due to their age, race/color, gender, disability, national origin, or religion.
Wage and hour claims are on the rise. More and more businesses have been sued by employees claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors, or otherwise denied minimum wage and overtime pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a complex law with a detailed set of regulations that are often misunderstood. The risk of a mistake in this area is great, given the potential for a collective action, which multiplies liability, and the availability of liquidated (i.e., double) damages and attorneys’ fees to the successful plaintiff. The Atlanta wage/hour and overtime lawyers at Fidlon Legal have extensive experience with FLSA compliance and can help your business avoid these risks. If your business has been hit with a wage/hour or FLSA lawsuit, we will defend you in the most cost-efficient and effective manner.
In addition to litigation work, we routinely draft, negotiate and advise employers with respect to employment agreements, executive compensation and stock award agreements, corporate policy handbooks, severance agreements, non-competes, non-solicitation agreements and other types of restrictive covenants.
We take the time to understand your business and its unique challenges. At Fidlon Legal, we value our longstanding relationships with our corporate clients and act as their trusted advisors.
Please contact our Atlanta employment lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns.