Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC

General Employment Law

Employment law and human resource issues and conflicts often represent major obstacles for employers, large and small. Levy, Thompson, Sibley & Hand, LLC represents and counsels employers of all size in overcoming these obstacles and in avoiding the risks associated with the failure to comply with state and federal employment laws and regulations. Our firm works alongside employers to prevent, avoid, reduce, and manage risks arising from:

  • Employment contracts and agreements;
  • “At-will” employment;
  • Company governance and policies, particularly those related to hiring and termination;
  • Employee leave-related issues under the FMLA and other laws;
  • Wage and benefit-related matters, including disputes with the Wage Hour Division (WHD) of the USDOL;
  • Claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation concerning the treatment of disabled employees;
  • Claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race and gender (including pregnancy);
  • Claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on national origin, ethnicity, and genetic information;
  • Claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on religion;
  • Claims of harassment, including sexual harassment and hostile work environment;
  • Employee privacy rights;
  • Work accidents, including both workers' compensation and OSHA disputes; and
  • Other human resources and employment matters.

Our firm works to aggressively prevent liability and other risks related to the above and other matters by establishing systems that ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws including, but not limited to:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”);
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”);
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”);
  • The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (“COBRA”);
  • The Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”);
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”);
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”);
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”);
  • Anti-Retaliation and whistleblower laws;
  • Title 34 of the Georgia Code; and
  • Other federal and state laws.

We assist clients in this way by utilizing our proven risk prevention/reduction and compliance program, which we refer to as PREVENT:

  • Propose and pursue methods for attacking current or pending risks, claims, and litigation;
  • Review & audit the source of past problems and potential future risks;
  • Evaluate & analyze employer practices to develop easily integrated solutions;
  • Vocalize & communicate solutions to the employer in plain, understandable English;
  • Expedite the integration of solutions adopted by the employer;
  • Notate solutions in the employer’s governing documents, policies, and handbooks;
  • Train managers and HR personnel in new processes and best practices.