Litigation

Mays & Kerr LLC represents clients in a broad range of employment law matters. Our lawyers in Atlanta specialize in resolving employment-related disputes.

We address claims and negotiations related to:

  • Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment
  • EEOC Charges and Position Statements
  • Individual and Collective Actions
  • Overtime
  • Misclassification
  • Commissions
  • Severance Packages
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
Avoiding Workplace Disputes

In the employment world, being proactive is vital. Instead of waiting until an issue arises, creating policies that address these issues can protect you from costly and protracted litigation. Creating clear policies that outline your company's rules and expectations helps a workplace avoid unnecessary conflicts.

The lawyers at Mays & Kerr can evaluate your current policies and provide feedback to help you ensure that you remain compliant with the applicable laws. Not all companies are subject to the federal laws. An experienced lawyer at Mays & Kerr can evaluate your potential business structure and advise if you are exempt from any of the laws. We can also provide feedback related to your business practices.

Resolving Conflicts

Conflicts in the workplace can create a stressful environment and make an employer vulnerable to a costly lawsuit. Most workplace conflicts are avoidable by implementing clear policies and codes of conduct.

As an employee, workplace conflicts can make the workplace unbearable. Employees have the right to make certain complaints against an employer or another employee without fear of retaliation. Employment law protects employee rights to raise complaints regarding violations of federal law and to participate in an investigation without fear of termination, demotion, or other adverse action.

Employees must be compensated in a timely manner. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides legal protections to employees regarding their wages and hours. Wage and hour claims have been increasing dramatically in recent years. Following the economic downturn, competition for available jobs became intense. Many employers used this competition to their advantage and pursued cost-saving measures at the expense of their employees. Some of these behaviors involved unpaid overtime, misclassification of employees and discriminatory practices when conducting layoffs. In response, the United States Department of Labor has increased workplace audits to crack down on illegal wage and hour practices.

Our Attorneys Can Protect You

Whether you have concerns about implementing workplace policies, addressing workplace conflicts or understanding employment law, the attorneys at Mays & Kerr can help. If you are an employee with concerns about discrimination in the workplace or fear that you are being inadequately compensated for your work, an Atlanta discrimination attorney at our firm can address your concerns as well. We offer flexible payment plans, depending on each client's unique situation. In most cases, clients do not need to pay any upfront costs.

Contact Mays & Kerr LLC today to learn more about how we can help.