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Securities & FINRA Arbitration Law

HKW lawyers regularly handle matters involving employment discrimination (including EEOC filings and responses). This includes Title VII race, sex and national origin discrimination matters, sex harassment matters, retaliation discrimination matters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) matters, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters, and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) matters, which include overtime violations and practices.

Employment Agreements and Noncompetition / Nonsolicitation / Nondisclosure Restrictive Covenants

We also regularly handle employee contracts, including non-compete contracts, and, as is sometimes necessary in this area, file for temporary restraining orders or preliminary injunctions. Our experience is very valuable in the areas of non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements, all of which are subject to complex and sometimes not well known Georgia laws. We both write and review and advise on such agreements.

Pre- and Post-Employment Issues; Employee Handbooks; Individual Complaints

We often counsel both employees and employers on pre-employment and post employment issues, including help with basic corporate needs like employee handbooks, severance packages, employee complaint reporting and response procedures, and individual complaint investigation and advice.

Stock Option Plans and Agreements; Deferred Compensation

HKW’s lawyers are well-versed in the quickly changing world of equity compensation, including newly revised tax rules governing valuation of options and deferred compensation arrangements.