Employees are a great resource for any successful company. Unfortunately, employees may also pose a significant source of liability and risk. The Alpharetta, Georgia, employment law attorneys of Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, protect our client companies from the double threats of trade secret theft and employee lawsuits.
Our firm chiefly represents small to mid-size companies in the Greater Atlanta area, primarily in the growing business sectors along the Georgia 400 corridor. We handle all aspects of business and commercial law.
Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants
Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, drafts employee manuals and employment agreements with executives and workers. We also help companies draft restrictive covenants to protect their trade secrets and inhibit unfair competition by former employees. Additionally, we work with our clients to make certain they are aware of and can comply with federal employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disability Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and various other anti-discrimination statutes.
A noncompete agreement prevents employees from leaving to work for a competing employer. Our noncompete agreements are effective and enforceable because they protect the company without unduly restricting the employees’ right to seek other employment. We also draft nonsolicitation agreements, preventing former employees or partners from unfairly luring away workers, disclosing confidential information or siphoning customers.
Our experienced trial lawyers have litigated many restrictive covenant, nondisclosure and trade secret cases. In litigation, Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, may represent the company, the employee, partners, buyers or sellers. We seek to resolve these issues through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or trial.
Employment Discrimination Defense
Briskin, Cross & Sanford, LLC, defends companies against employee discrimination claims of unfair hiring, promotions, job assignments or termination:
- Alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion or ethnic origin (including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination)
- Section 1981 claims
- Actions by disabled workers per the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Claims under the Age Discrimination Act
- Wrongful termination under “whistleblower” laws
Our attorneys offer more than 20 years of experience in employment law and other litigation. We will vigorously defend against the allegations and take the case to trial, or negotiate a fair settlement, depending on the facts of the case and our client’s wishes.
We also counsel businesses about disciplining or firing employees when the employer is concerned that the disgruntled worker will file a discrimination lawsuit.