Varnell Employment Lawyers

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William F. Jourdain
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DALTON, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(706) 259-2586 745 College Drive
Suite B
DALTON, GA 30722
Employment, Business, Health Care and Insurance Claims
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
James Fordham
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DALTON, GA Employment Law Attorney with 51 years of experience
(706) 278-4499 411 West Crawford Street
DALTON, GA 30722
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
DALTON, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(706) 278-4499 411 West Crawford Street
DALTON, GA 30722
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
Dawn Louise Richards
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Ellijay, GA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(706) 502-5375 142 River Terrace
Suite 104
Ellijay, GA 30540
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
Temple University
Dawn Richards has over 25 years experience in business and health care. She graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1991, a Masters in Business Administration in 1995 and a Juris Doctor in 2008.

Her business acumen includes: compliance programs, financial statements, policies and procedures, human resources, employment disputes, contracting, negotiations, business restructuring, taxation and financial operations.

She spent six years with the CapozziAdler firm in Camp Hill, PA practicing employment law, compliance and healthcare reimbursement appeals.

Her previous clients include nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute care hospitals, charter schools, not-for profit...
Joann Brown Williams
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Calhoun, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(706) 383-6185 100 Court Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of South Carolina School of Law
Joann Brown Williams has been litigating for well over a decade. Joann’s “bread-and-butter” is business litigation, including breach of contract, corporate governance, trade secret, non-compete and non-solicit covenants, employment related disputes in the areas of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Her “chocolate,” however, are claims dealing with First Amendment and defamation. Joann has tried cases throughout Northeast Georgia in both State and Federal Courts and has practiced in State and Federal Courts throughout the country. Joann has been involved in several high profile cases that have been written about in The Los Angeles Times, The National Law...
Margaret Betts
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Rome, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(706) 235-7575 201 Broad Street
Suite 400
Rome, GA 30161
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Yale Law School
Jasper, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(706) 235-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Campbell University (NC)
Jasper, GA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(706) 253-2044 288 Lake Forest Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
Employment, Criminal, Elder and Environmental
University of Houston Law Center
La Fayette, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(478) 335-2638 106 Duke St
La Fayette, GA 30728
Employment, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Brandon Hornsby
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(800) 788-7781 1180 W Peachtree St NW
#2220
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Emory University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
For almost two decades, Brandon Hornsby has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights of people. Known as a "fearless advocate" and "champion of the underdog," Atlanta lawyer Brandon Hornsby has extensive experience representing the victims of serious personal injury, civil rights violations, and whistleblowers.

More than anything else, Hornsby is known for getting results.

At the outset of his career, Hornsby served as a state and federal prosecutor. Hornsby quickly developed a reputation for excellence in the courtroom, particularly his examination of witnesses and his moving opening and closing arguments.

During his public service, in which Hornsby handled many of Atlanta's...
Tameka Andrea West
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Morrow, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(678) 216-0305 7179 Jonesboro Road, Suite 202
Morrow, GA 30260
Offers Video ChatEmployment
University of Iowa
Tameka A. West, Esq. graduated summa cum laude from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Political Science and received her law degree from the University of Iowa, College of Law. Ms. West has practiced law since 2000 with over seventeen (17) years of experience in labor and employment law. Ms. West is the President/CEO of The West Legal Group, P.C., a boutique law firm representing clients against private employers, corporations, governmental agencies, and public sector in all types of employment related actions, including discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, labor disputes, grievances, and appeals...
John Mays
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
Emory University School of Law
I provide legal counsel to small businesses, focusing on their employment matters. Our firm specializes in wage and hour litigation, and I have served as defense counsel in both individual and collective overtime actions, but we also have a strong record defending against discrimination suits and representing corporate interests before administrative agencies and tribunals. I also represent employees in individual and collective actions for minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime, unpaid commissions, and other claims arising under federal wage and hour law. I handle the majority of my firm's misclassification cases involving salaried workers and independent contractors.
Lee Hamil Little
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(404) 685-1662 75 14th St NW
#2840-B
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business and Health Care
Georgia State University College of Law
Lee Little is a partner and attorney at Hamil Little, a prestigious and highly rated healthcare law firm. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and has extensive experience representing medical professionals in various legal matters, including contracts, credentialing, and fraud and abuse investigations.

As an AV-rated lawyer, she is also a member of the Health Care Compliance Organization and the American Health Lawyers Association. In addition, she collaborated as an affiliate for Georgia Regents University, working closely with University leaders to grow their academic health center.
Justin Michael Scott
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Decatur, GA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(678) 780-4880 160 Clairemont Ave
#610
Decatur, GA 30030
Free ConsultationEmployment
Emory University School of Law
Justin M. Scott is the founder of Scott Employment Law, P.C., a boutique employment litigation firm representing both companies and individuals in employment disputes.

Justin handles a wide-range of employment cases, including wage-and-hour cases involving claims of misclassification, unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wage, off-the-clock claims, and other related allegations. He has substantial experience litigating such matters on a class, collective and individual basis, both on the plaintiff’s and defense side.

He also frequently litigates harassment, discrimination, retaliation and failure-to accommodate claims under all major federal employment statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment...
Anna Christina Dover
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(770) 988-5035 3225 Shallowford Road
Suite 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Offers Video ChatEmployment and Health Care
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Anna Dover devotes her practice to representing whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the government under the federal and state false claims acts as well as related retaliation claims resulting from her clients' fraud reporting. Many of Ms. Dover's clients have exposed Medicare and Medicaid fraud in the health care and pharmaceutical industries (including off-label pharmaceutical marketing schemes, illegal kickback arrangements, and upcoding by healthcare facilities and providers) and her cases have returned over a hundred million dollars to the federal and state governments. Her office is in New York City.
Gregory R. Fidlon
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(844) 529-4967 3355 Lenox Rd NE
#750
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Pennsylvania
I specialize in labor and employment law and serve clients throughout metro Atlanta, Georgia and elsewhere. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1998 and have been practicing exclusively in labor and employment law since. I have practiced with top-notch firms and represented clients of all sizes, from Fortune 100 companies to individual employees. I enjoy helping clients solve their legal issues in the most cost-effective way. I represent and advise clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, including discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment...
Brandon Lee Peak
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(800) 242-2962 2719 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Brandon L. Peak is a partner at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP and handles cases across a wide array of practice areas. Since joining BWP, Brandon has secured over $600 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Brandon has successfully handled wrongful death, product liability, personal injury, whistleblower, professional negligence, trucking and class action cases in state and federal courts throughout the nation. Brandon was an integral member of a team that recently resolved a group of consumer class action cases versus credit insurance companies for cash settlements exceeding $225 million. He is also actively litigating False Claims Act...
Arthur E. Snead
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years of experience
(404) 800-1181 2900 Chamblee Tucker Road
Building 15-100
Atlanta, GA 30341
Free ConsultationEmployment, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Mississippi College School of Law
Arthur began his legal career at the Office of the Public Defender for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. During his time as an APD, Arthur represented hundreds of criminal defendants and tried both misdemeanor and felony cases to jury verdict. After leaving the Office of the Public Defender, Arthur entered private practice and turned his attention to representing the interests of injured workers across the state of Georgia.

Arthur graduated from Augusta State University, after which he went to work in Alaska as a commercial fisherman. Arthur believes that his experience in Alaska was invaluable, not only because it taught him the...
Mitchell Feldman
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ATLANTA, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(877) 946-8293 1201 Peachtree St.
400 COLONY SQUARE, SUITE 200
ATLANTA, GA 30361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
Mitchell Lloyd Feldman Esq. experienced trial lawyer, 23 years litigation experience.

For over 2 decades, MITCHELL LLOYD FELDMAN, ESQ., has been a civil litigator, who has worked on the defense and the plaintiff side of cases. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Feldman has focused his practice representing employees and individuals in personal injury, workers' comp and employment claims. Mr. Feldman’s bench and jury trial experience includes cases involving the following: Wage and hour claims, personal injuries and automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, Employment Contracts and Whistleblower Actions, and one criminal case. Mr. Feldman has handled...
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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(678) 330-2909 1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
#650
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationAtlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
Employment, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Emory University
Mr. Thomas is an experienced criminal defense attorney that handles serious cases involving drugs, assault & battery, firearms, fraud, white collar crime, violence, and sex crimes.

Mr. Thomas received his law degree from Emory University School of Law. He also received his bachelors degree, cum laude, in political science from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY).

Mr. Thomas is a former Assistant Federal Defender for the Middle District of Alabama (Montgomery). As a federal defender, Mr. Thomas handled serious felony cases ranging from white collar crime to drug and firearm cases where defendants were facing life sentences. Prior to...
Duncan H. Adams
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(404) 445-7771 1201 W Peachtree St NW
#3220
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Duncan H. Adams practiced as an Atlanta probate attorney for several years and started his own law practice over a decade ago. Having accomplished a prosperous career practicing in business and real estate law, as well as trust and estate law, Mr. Adams retired from his full time practice He continues to play an active role in law as Of Counsel to former business partner, Kasey Libby, who is another top Atlanta probate attorney.

Duncan is a graduate of Emory University School of Law, in Atlanta, Georgia, and a graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. As a...
Beth Moeller
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(404) 748-9122 1175 Peachtree St NE
100 Colony Square, Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Beth Moeller represents both employees and employers in all aspects of employment and civil rights litigation, and has litigated a number of complex wage and hour collective and Rule 23 class actions. Beth has litigated single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class and collective action cases in federal and state courts around the country. Beth advises clients on a variety of compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act and other applicable laws and regulations. She has represented clients in cases involving allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate, breach of contract, and other violations of state...
Jason Ryan Doss
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(855) 436-7752 36 Trammell St
#101
Marietta, GA 30064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Securities
Florida State University College of Law
Christopher John York
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Duluth, GA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(770) 817-4939 1815 Satellite Blvd
Suite 404
Duluth, GA 30097
Employment, Business, IP and Workers' Comp
Emory University and Emory University School of Law
Attorney Chris York is committed to helping clients navigate a complicated legal system. As an experienced attorney, he is always focused on helping clients obtain outcomes that are justified. He focuses on giving them the peace of mind they deserve. At our law firm in Duluth, GA, we genuinely care about every client we work with. His personal interests include running, watching tennis matches, and being a dedicated father to three teenagers, a boy and two girls.
Richard W. Hendrix
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Emory University
Meredith J. Carter
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Smyrna, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(404) 618-3838 2690 Cobb Parkway SE
Suite A5-294
Smyrna, GA 30080
Offers Video ChatEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
For the last ten years, Meredith has concentrated her practice on representation of victims of sexual harassment, and victims of discrimination and retaliation based on race, gender, age, religion, national origin, and disability, as well as those who have claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and under the Georgia Whistleblower Statutes.

In addition, Meredith reviews and negotiates severance agreements, noncompetes and nonsolicitation agreements.

Recently, Meredith has expanded her practice to help those injured due to the negligence of others in auto accidents and those injured on the premises of commercially owned property.

Meredith has the experience to hold...
Shaun Southworth
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(404) 585-8095 1100 Peachtree ST NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment and Civil Rights
Duke University School of Law
SHAUN C. SOUTHWORTH founded Southworth PC. As an employment attorney, his practice focuses on representing employees and former employees in all areas of employment law, nationwide. He carefully selects his clients and aggressively and doggedly represents them. Mr. Southworth is a graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where at graduation he received the "Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment Law," an award not given every year. He was also named the Neill James Blue Scholar. After Duke, Mr. Southworth was a labor and employment associate at an "AmLaw 100" law firm. As an employment...
Paula J. Mcgill
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Marietta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(770) 509-4837 2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Employment, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Pennsylvania

Paula McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes, consumer...
Robert M. Sneed Jr
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years of experience
(404) 220-9997 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 840
One Lakeside Commons
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationEmployment, Animal, Business and Collections
DePaul University
Robert Sneed has more than eleven (11) years' of experience in all aspects of litigation. Robertâs primary focus of practice is in the area of personal injury and wrongful death, products and premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, estates, domestic matters, general tort litigation, and corporate formation and representation. Robert has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials, representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts in Georgia and other jurisdictions. He has appeared before arbitral forums such as the American Arbitration Association, and has successfully mediated hundreds of civil cases in Georgia. Prior to forming McConnell & Sneed, Robert previously served...
J. Franklin Burns
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(866) 328-4978 6100 Lake Forrest Dr NW
#570
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Michelle L Wein
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 7 years of experience
(404) 981-6679 3340 Peachtree Rd. NE
Suite 2500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Florida State University College of Law
Whether counseling business owners on everyday management issues or litigating complex cases, Michelle is passionate about representing employers and employees in Georgia. She has extensive experience assisting individuals and businesses with issues unique to the employment law field, including litigating wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, retaliation, non-compete agreements, and violations of the ADA, FMLA, ADEA, and Title VII in state, federal, and administrative forums. Additionally, Michelle has helped businesses navigate the legal landscape of these complex employment laws via management training and counseling on HR best practices. Having represented both employees and employers, Michelle has unique insight with respect...
Pamela E. Palmer
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(404) 659-6700 229 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30303
Employment
College of William and Mary
Pamela's practice focuses on representing private and government entities in all types of employment-related matters. She has extensive experience in providing advice and counsel to a range of clients on resolving workplace issues and developing a positive and profitable workplace. Pamela provides training to her clients to help prevent workplace disputes and compliance issues. Prior to joining Elarbee Thompson, Pamela worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Atlanta District Office, where she represented the agency in all aspects of litigation.
Kirby G. Smith
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney
(844) 454-7529 4488 North Shallowford Road
Suite 105
Atlanta, GA 30338
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Mr. Kirby G. Smith is the Founding Partner of the Kirby G. Smith Law Firm. Mr. Smith’s passion to work in the employment law field began before he even attended law school, working as an office manager and legal assistant for an employment firm. Over the years, Mr. Smith has accumulated substantial legal experience in the employment field, working for employment law firms for many years. Mr. Smith has seen the inner-workings of many different types of employers, as his past work experience has taken him through both the federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development and the United...
Louise N. Smith
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Dacula, GA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(678) 889-5191 3611 Braselton Hwy.
Suite 200
Dacula, GA 30019
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
William Cleveland
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Mercer University
Sheri O Oluyemi
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Smyrna, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(404) 500-6202 Cranleigh Rdg SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Free ConsultationEmployment
Osgood Hall Law School
Sheri is a labor and employment lawyer licensed to practice law in the states of Georgia and New York. She is also admitted to the bar in Ontario, Canada. Over the past ten years, Sheri has gained the education, experience and expertise in representing both employers and employees in all manner of workplace-related disputes. For instance, she has assisted management in the drafting and implementation of human resource policies, employment contracts, business organization and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements. She has also assisted employees in wrongful termination, whistleblower defense, unpaid wage claims, and discrimination/harassment, among many other complex legal issues.
Larry H. Chesin
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The University of Georgia School of Law
Mitchell Douglas Benjamin
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(470) 443-0524 101 Marietta St NW # 3100
Atlanta, GA 30303
Employment
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Mitchell Benjamin is a partner at DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC with 21 years of experience. Mitchell was born and raised in New York City and began his practice in NYC after attending university and law school there. Mitchell focuses primarily on the practice areas of wage and hour law and commercial litigation He has represented more than a thousand employees in a variety of employment-related disputes involving retaliation, unpaid overtime, minimum wages, sexual harassment and discrimination claims based on race, age, gender, national origin and disability in both the state and federal courts. He is...
Seth Bader
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Rome, GA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(706) 403-0404 1825 Turner McCall Boulevard
Rome, GA 30161
Employment, Administrative, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Florida State University College of Law
Marcus G. Keegan
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Atlanta, GA Employment Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(404) 842-0333 2987 Clairmont Road NE
Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30329
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Emory University
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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