Employment and Labor Law
Labor and Employment Law Experts
Wm. Scott Schulten, the firm's founder, began his career with a labor and employment firm, and, in that tradition, Schulten Ward Turner & Weiss, LLP has always maintained labor and employment expertise to assist its corporate clients.
The firm routinely advises clients on issues such as state and federal wage and hour laws (Fair Labor Standards Act), employment practices, and compliance with state and federal laws including those relating to discrimination (Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act) including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the National Labor Relations Act, among others. When necessary, the firm responds on behalf of corporate clients to claims filed by employees with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If a claim proceeds to suit, our lawyers have experience in defending employment claims in both state and federal courts. With the expanding liability exposure of employers in recent decades, we emphasize informed policies and preventive measures to avoid unnecessary business disruption and unanticipated expenses.
The firm also represents employers and employees in a wide variety of employment-related matters including alternative dispute resolution, litigation in state and federal courts, and proceedings before agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. and Georgia Departments of Labor (DOL and GDOL).
These matters frequently involve Civil Rights Act/Title VII discrimination claims (age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, retaliation, sex), as well as sexual harassment, hostile work environment, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) violations, wage and hour/overtime pay claims, employment contracts, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, unemployment insurance claims, I-9 audits, and partnership disputes.