For Employers

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
  • Mediation/arbitration
  • 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 an initial case evaluation to discuss your concerns.

Testimonials
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Greg is a True Professional - I had a complicated employment agreement and contacted Greg to advise and assist me in negotiating with my former employer. Greg went above and beyond my expectations. He is responsive and has a tremendous work ethic. I recommend him without qualification. Ron G.
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Outstanding! - Don't look anywhere else for an exceptional attorney to represent you in an employment related claim. I had an extremely complex issue to navigate, and Greg took the time and made the effort required to fully understand the circumstances, my position, and all of the underlying details. He was very straightforward with our agreement, billing, and I knew exactly what to expect. Let's face it - none of us want to have to retain an attorney… but if you do, I can't recommend a better one - Greg Fidlon exceeded my expectations in all respects - very well done. Brent F.
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Mr. Fidlon is Simply the Best - He was the best attorney I've ever had the opportunity to work with. I would secure his services with any case in the future. A class act. I would recommend over anyone in the industry. Randy J.
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Strategic Expertise - Fidlon Legal represented me in a workplace appeal, was very thorough, displayed high professionalism, and used strategic expertise in courtroom environment to effectively convey the entire facts to successfully win my appeal. Would highly recommend. Tony W.
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Great Experience! - Greg was the best lawyer I've ever worked with. Responds immediately and is very knowledgeable in his field! Margaret M.