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Employment

While employees are absolutely necessary for most any business, they also bring a host of legal obligations for employers. Strickland Brockington Lewis attorneys advise, counsel and represent employers in all areas of employment law. Our lawyers work with small and large businesses and not-for-profit organizations in a wide array of industries and professions to assure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and to minimize the risk of disruptive and costly employment claims.

SBL has a regular auditing program for businesses to ensure that they are fully compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, and also provides regular training in wage and hour issues, sexual harassment, and other areas of employment law.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
Employment Discrimination
Best Practices for Employers

Americans with Disabilities Act

Updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act have greatly expanded the duties of employers to accommodate employees with disabilities. As a firm that has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in ADA cases, Strickland Brockington Lewis uniquely understands how employers need to design policies to comply with this important federal law and how to defend companies who face litigation from employees and former employees under the ADA.

SBL is ready to assist your company with compliance with the ADA or defend your company against ADA litigation.

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Fair Labor Standards Act

With press coverage of overtime cases, the Fair Labor Standards Act is newly at the forefront for many companies. But Strickland Brockington Lewis attorneys have been assisting with FLSA compliance for years for businesses of all sizes.

SBL is ready to assist your company with compliance with the FLSA or defend your company against FLSA litigation.

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Employment Discrimination and Harassment

Employees can face discrimination under all kinds of circumstances, and employers have to be vigilant to train employees and protect themselves from liability. Strickland Brockington Lewis has a long history of representing individuals in the context of discrimination and harassment cases, whether that is race discrimination, sex discrimination, or sexual harassment. SBL attorneys litigated some of the first pregnancy discrimination cases in Georgia even before the federal acts were passed to protect pregnant employees. Good training can go a long way in avoiding liability for harassment, and SBL provides training for employers and employees on these sensitive areas.

SBL is ready to assist your company with compliance with employment discrimination laws or defend your company against discrimination litigation.

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Best Practices for Employers

The best way to avoid potential liability is for your company to design and follow policies that are based on best practices in the employment law arena. Strickland Brockington Lewis attorneys have designed employee handbooks for organizations from nonprofits to universities to for-profit corporations. SBL regularly assists employers in ensuring their policies fit their organization and their legal duties.

Another key component is effective employment agreements and restrictive covenants. While most of these cases do not involve litigation, SBL assists employers and employees with interpreting employment agreements.

SBL is ready to assist your company with designing policies that are consistent with best practices in the employment law arena.

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