John Thompson is a partner in the Atlanta office. His practice focuses on wage and hour law, emphasizing issues relating to minimum wage, overtime, timekeeping, and wage-payment requirements.
He assists employers in preventive efforts designed to ensure compliance, and he handles both investigations conducted by government agencies and litigation in the wage and hour area.
John has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for wage-hour matters for the State of Georgia.
He has also addressed wage-hour topics in presentations to numerous employer groups and in articles appearing in both human resources publications and industry journals.
John was recognized as an Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in Georgia Super Lawyers.
He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009. John is the editor of the firm's Wage & Hour Laws Blog.
Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015
Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Named to 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers List
February 20, 2015
Labor Dept. Says Again: No More Opinions For Employers on the FLSA
April 7, 2015
FLSA Changes Could Make Many Retail Managers Non-Exempt Employees
February 27, 2015
More Erroneous Nonsense on Tipped Wages, Courtesy of the Labor Dept.
February 18, 2015
Do Employees Have a Legal Right to a Predictable Schedule?
February 2, 2015
Possible Impact of Obama's Immigration Initiative: More FLSA Claims
December 11, 2014
Voter Actions Undercut Federal Push for $10.10 Minimum Wage
November 11, 2014
Timely Payment Of FLSA Wages Is Essential
October 31, 2014
Employers Must Make Timely Payment of FLSA Wages
September 24, 2014
Late Wage Payments Can Violate the FLSA
September 15, 2014
Not Paying Employees On Time? It's Considered An FLSA Violation
August 15, 2014
The Disinformation Surrounding the Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage
April 8, 2014
School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?
April 3, 2014
Opposition Is Growing to Unpaid Internships for College Credit
March 25, 2014
Are You Really Paying More Than You Need To?
October 10, 2013
Are You Ready To Accommodate Nursing Mothers?
March 11, 2013
Misclassification in the Cross Hairs: Independent Contractors Under Fire
May 20, 2010
The Legal Implications of Nontraditional Workweeks
December 14, 2008
Good Intentions, Bad Idea
August 1, 2007
Quotes and Soundbites
WAGES: Retail, Restaurant Benefits to Feel Pain of Wage Hikes; Increase in Minimum Wages Could Have Ripple Effect on Other Benefit Programs
January 7, 2015
John Thompson Climbs into Rarified Air
December 18, 2014
Retail, Restaurant Benefits to Feel Pain of Minimum Wage Hikes
November 14, 2014
FLSA Proposed Rule Delayed
November 3, 2014
The Heat Is Getting Turned Up on Academic-Sponsored Internships
March 3, 2014
Wage And Hour Laws Blog Featured On HR Idiot Blog
January 30, 2014
Three Tips For Preventing Wage And Hour Lawsuits
January 17, 2014
2nd Circ. May Determine Fate Of Internship Programs
December 13, 2013
Bill Has Big Penalties For Misclassifying Employees
December 12, 2013
Conde Nast Might Be 1st Of Many To End Internships
October 23, 2013
Fox Ruling Warns Cos. Of Pitfalls In Hiring Interns
June 14, 2013
Hearst Class Cert. Denial May Dry Up Flood Of Intern Suits
May 9, 2013
May 6, 2013
Employers Can't Ignore Wage Laws In Hurricane Sandy's Wake
November 1, 2012
September 4, 2012
Wave Of Intern Suits Warns Employers To Rethink Policies
August 15, 2012
5th Circ. Ruling Paves The Way For Private FLSA Deals
August 9, 2012
DOL Enforcement of Breastfeeding Law Breeds Uncertainty
January 30, 2012
Supreme Court To Rule On GSK Reps' OT Status
November 28, 2011
Should The White House Be Paying Its Interns?
February 3, 2014
Nursing Mother Break Requirement Spurs Investigations, Lawsuits
August 1, 2013
Let's Hire An Unpaid Intern, Often A Bad Idea
June 1, 2013
Can A Paid Break Become Unpaid?
February 1, 2012
Hurricane Irene Leaves Wage/Hour Questions In Her Wake
October 1, 2011
DOL's New Tip-Credit Interpretations
June 1, 2011
The Start Of Something Big?
December 1, 2010
Kitchen Tryouts Start Today . . . Or Maybe Not
December 1, 2010
Are You Saving On Wage Costs By Rounding Worktime?
August 1, 2010
The Vacation Nobody Wants
March 1, 2009
Kampai! Sushi Chefs Ruled Eligible for Tip Pool
March 1, 2009
Hot HR Topics: What's New in 2015
May 14, 2015
Employment Law Updates and Forecasts
March 10, 2014
HR From The Ground Up - Chicago, IL
October 1, 2011
Avoiding Common Wage-Hour Pitfalls - Atlanta, GA
March 8, 2011
FLSA Overtime Compliance: How to Master the Art of Calculating What's Really Owed -Webinar
February 16, 2011