Practices

Compliance Counseling and Training

Clients rely on the Chambliss Labor and Employment Group for advice and counseling in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Chambliss clients benefit from our vast knowledge of, and experience with, federal and state employment laws related to:

  • Affirmative action, including preparing affirmative action plans and handling OFCCP audits
  • Disability, including reasonable accommodations and all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state laws
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Employee leave, including leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employment verification, including I-9 and E-Verify
  • Noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Occupational safety and health, including OSHA and its state counterparts
  • Reductions in force and layoffs
  • Substance abuse testing programs
  • Wage-and-hour compliance and litigation, including all aspects of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Whistleblower protections
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Workplace harassment, including sexual harassment

Chambliss lawyers use this extensive knowledge to routinely provide clients with management training to stay up-to-date on relevant employment law issues, including individual discrimination and harassment claims, union avoidance, leave law compliance, and workers’ compensation. Lawyers also advise clients on issues related to employee benefits, such as group life insurance, health and disability insurance, and severance retirement plans regulated by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

The firm also produces special briefings for clients on more complex employment law issues, including under the FLSA, FMLA, and ADA, and regularly report on “breaking” legal stories, such as new laws, regulations, and court decisions.