The attorneys at Fisher Phillips are committed to providing value to our clients. We do one thing – represent employers in labor and employment matters.
Our clients know their legal problems will be treated as business problems and that we strive to help them avoid legal problems. We believe the lawsuit that’s never filed is a better win for a client than a costly defense verdict.
Although skilled and tenacious advocates, our attorneys recognize that the most aggressive and expensive approach may not always be the best solution to a client’s problem. We seek to identify the client’s primary business objective, design a solution to fit the objective, and implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible.
By performing compliance audits, providing the right policies, procedures and training, and offering thoughtful advice and counsel, we assist clients in preventing employee claims and lawsuits, government investigations, and union organizing activity.
We’re in the client service business and know that many labor and employment problems arise without much warning and require an immediate response. We meet deadlines and provide plenty of advance time where client review of documents is needed. And we communicate with our clients in plain English.
Founded in Atlanta, we’re national with 37 offices and more than 500 attorneys. Our attorneys practice before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in virtually every state.
Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance:
As a federal contractor, you often feel caught in the firing line. Staying in compliance with all of the laws governing your employment relationships is a daily challenge. You need lawyers focused on affirmative action and other federal contract compliance requirements.
-Preparation and implementation of affirmative action programs
-Training and compliance
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
An increasing number of labor and employment related disputes are subject to agreements requiring them to be resolved through arbitration or another form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These arrangements are appealing to employers because they help avoid the significant costs, delays, distractions, and uncertainties of a lengthy litigation process. They also can forestall many actions that could otherwise become even more burdensome class or collective actions.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) – technology that replaces or augments aspects of human decision making or simulates human intelligence – is exploding in the workplace. Employers who haven’t started using AI, process automation, or data analytics probably will once they discover their potential to increase efficiency and lower costs. Early adopters are implementing solutions in areas like recruitment, compensation, health and safety, and productivity management, but these technologies will have many applications we can’t yet fathom. Although legal and regulatory frameworks are already expanding to address privacy, discrimination, and accessibility concerns, many companies still don’t have policies governing their use of AI. Whether you’re currently or considering using AI in the workplace, you need savvy and experienced labor and employment counsel to help you understand and maximize its value while reducing legal, ethical, and reputational risks.
-Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
-Integration of AI in the workplace
Counseling and Advice:
The only thing harder than staying on top of all the workplace laws that impact your business is enforcing your personnel policies without getting sued. You need a group of lawyers you can consider your personal hotline for handling all of your workplace concerns.
-Handbooks and policies
-Advice and audits
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain:
Employers are increasingly operating in a world where business and workplace operations are becoming technology driven and data-intensive. You rely on technology to securely collect, store, and process data, to manage your transactions and payments to workers and other businesses, and to traverse a litany of other challenges present in the modern workplace.