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William F. Jourdain
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Whitfield County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years 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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Whitfield County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(706) 278-4499 411 West Crawford Street
DALTON, GA 30722
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
Whitfield County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(706) 278-4499 411 West Crawford Street
DALTON, GA 30722
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
University of Georgia
Joann Brown Williams
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Gordon County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years 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...
Walker County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(478) 335-2638 106 Duke St
La Fayette, GA 30728
Employment, Appeals, Business and Criminal
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Dawn Louise Richards
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Gilmer County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years 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...
Pickens County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(706) 235-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Campbell University (NC)
Margaret Betts
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Floyd County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(706) 235-7575 201 Broad Street
Suite 400
Rome, GA 30161
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Yale Law School
Pickens County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(706) 253-2044 288 Lake Forest Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
Employment, Criminal, Elder and Environmental
University of Houston Law Center
Lee Hamil Little
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years 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.
Brandon Alexander Thomas
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(678) 330-2909 1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
#650
Atlanta, GA 30328
Free ConsultationFulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years 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...
John Mays
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years 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.
Gregory R. Fidlon
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years 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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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years 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...
Tameka Andrea West
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Clayton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years 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...
Brandon Hornsby
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years 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...
Duncan H. Adams
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years 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...
Justin Michael Scott
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DeKalb County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years 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...
J. Franklin Burns
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years 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
Beverly Bates
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(404) 262-6272 3151 Maple Drive, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Employment, Administrative and Appeals
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Special Master, State of Georgia, 1987-1995 by annual appointment of Governor. Recipient, Younger Federal Lawyer Award, Atlanta Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1972. President, Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Association, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1976-1977. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1966-1974. Legal counsel of record in over 100 state, federal, and military cases reported by legal publishers. Admitted to practice in U. S. Supreme Court, 1965; U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1966; United District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, 1966; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981; U. S....
Beth Moeller
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years 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...
Mitchell Feldman
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years 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...
Douglas Richard Kertscher
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 953-0995 3350 Riverwood Pkwy SE
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
Employment, Business, IP and Insurance Claims
The University of Georgia School of Law
Anna Christina Dover
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Cobb County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years 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.
Jason Marcus
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Cobb County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(770) 988-5035 3225 Shallowford Rd.
Ste. 1120
Marietta, GA 30062
Offers Video ChatEmployment, Consumer and Health Care
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Jason Marcus represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act and other qui tam actions nationwide. His cases include Medicare and Medicaid fraud (hospital and physician billing, kickbacks, hospice and SNF, off-label pharmaceutical marketing, pharmacies), government contractor fraud, grant fraud, customs fraud, and HUD fraud. He has also represented whistleblowers reporting under the NDAA, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Statutes. His office is in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area.
Richard W. Hendrix
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(800) 228-9159 225 Peachtree St NE
#1700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Emory University
Kirby G. Smith
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Fulton County, 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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Gwinnett County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years 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
Meredith J. Carter
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Cobb County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years 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...
Daniel I. MacIntyre
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(855) 322-2057 2987 Clairmont Rd
#200
Atlanta, GA 30329
Employment, Administrative, Business and Securities
The University of Georgia School of Law
Samuel T. Brannan
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Cobb County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(855) 436-7752 36 Trammell St
#101
Marietta, GA 30064
Free ConsultationEmployment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Securities
Georgia State University College of Law
Dustin Crawford
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment and Civil Rights
Emory University School of Law
As a Georgia employment lawyer, Dustin litigates cases arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as other state and federal employment laws.
Sheri O Oluyemi
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Cobb County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years 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.
Pamela E. Palmer
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 6 years 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.
Matthew Trainor Gomes
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(404) 322-6255 Atlantic Station
201 17th Street, NW / Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
Employment and Business
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Almost every company has employees. As a result, unfortunately, almost every company has employee relations issues. I have spent my entire legal career helping employers avoid labor and employment problems by partnering with my clients to provide preventative counseling and training involving discipline, discharge, reductions-in-force and other personnel matters, employee handbooks, employment agreements, and affirmative action plans. On those occasions when litigation has been unavoidable, I have represented my clients in federal and state courts and before government agencies throughout the United States in all aspects of labor law and employment litigation, including allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage...
Andrew Y. Coffman
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(877) 986-5529 75 14th St NE
26th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employment and Civil Rights
Boston University
Bobby Devadoss
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 351-0424 235 Peachtree Street Northeast
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Free ConsultationEmployment and Administrative
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Bobby Devadoss formerly worked as an attorney for the Federal Labor Relations Authority and later took a position with the Federal Aviation Administration before opening his own law firm.

With offices in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Mr. Devadoss represents federal employees nationwide in disciplinary proceedings ( MSPB), civil rights advocacy ( EEOC) and work injury claims ( OWCP). He also counsels labor unions and governmental agencies.
George Melville Johnson
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(888) 594-0424 2870 Peachtree Rd NW
#915-6086
Atlanta, GA 30305
Employment, Civil Rights and International
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Attorney George Johnson founded his firm's client-centered approach over a quarter century ago, and has been fighting on behalf of federal employees nationwide ever since. He has vigorously defended clients all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and has developed a reputation internationally as adept in all aspects of MSPB and Federal Employment Law.

As a leading advocate for his clients, Mr. Johnson is a sought-after delegate and speaker. He has appeared at legal forums worldwide to address issues surrounding international employment law, including appearances at the Oxford Roundtable in England and the International Employment Law Conference in Austria. Additionally,...
Thomas F. Martin
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Lawyer
(770) 344-7267 1100 Peachtree St NE
#200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Health Care
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Tracey Barbaree
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Fulton County, GA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(404) 748-9122 1175 Peachtree St NE
100 Colony Square, Suite 1850
Atlanta, GA 30361
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEmployment
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
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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.


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