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Employees are critical to any successful business. Shepherd Law helps maximize your employee relations while keeping you compliant with all employment regulations.

Employment Law for Employers. Careful attention to employment law can spare many headaches and a great deal of liability exposure for employers of all sizes. For comprehensive advice about any employment law issue for employers, contact an experienced Employment Attorney at Shepherd Law. The best route in navigating workplace liability exposure is to anticipate it and plan to avoid it. A sound understanding of your rights and responsibilities as an employer is a great starting point, but even the best human resources policies will fail to protect you if they are poorly articulated and inconsistently applied.

• Employee contracts and Executive Compensation
• Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
• Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies
• Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification
• Independent Contractor Agreements
• Exempt vs. Non-exempt Classification
• Wage and Hour Laws
• Hiring and Firing

Employee Disputes & Litigation. The Employment Law Attorneys at Shepherd Law aggressively defend companies in all areas of employee disputes and employment-related litigation. Our representation includes serving as legal counsel in contested proceedings, including hearings before administrative agencies, trial litigation, and appeals. We handle the full range of state and federal employment law matters, including:

• Breach of Employment Contract
• Theft of Trade Secrets
• Breach of Non-Compete/Confidentiality Agreement
• Age discrimination claims under ADEA
• Race, sex, color, national origin & religion discrimination claims under Title VII
• Disability related claims under ADA
• Claims made under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• Claims made under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Our Employment Defense Attorneys have the requisite local knowledge and experience to provide skilled and effective legal representation to our clients who face employment related litigation in Georgia. We always handle every case with a practical, result-oriented approach which balances strong representation of our clients with realistic cost containment. Our fees are very competitive, and we work with our clients to develop innovative approaches to billing which can result in significant savings to our clients.

For additional information about our ability to protect your company’s interests from the employer’s perspective, contact the office of Shepherd Law, LLC.