Labor & Employment Litigation

Work isn’t what it used to be. During the last twenty-five years, government regulations, an ever-changing economy, the computer revolution and a new entrepreneurial spirit have transformed our whole idea of what a job means. What used to be a simple contract for hire has become a universe of choices – with both risks and opportunities.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka understands this era of new choices in the workplace and we are ready with an integrated approach to help you deal with them. From executive stock and bonus plans, to hourly dispute resolution plans, our broad experience helps companies answer questions in these areas of the law. Our background in tax matters is the foundation for us to unravel the maze of government regulations and develop effective employee benefits programs for our clients. Similarly, our experience in litigation serves as the base for our results-oriented labor relations practice.

A common theme runs through our work in these areas: we specialize in representing employers in protecting their interests. We understand the work that goes into creating and maintaining a productive workplace, and we have the skills to help keep a company operating at peak efficiency.

Making Your Labor Relations Work

Who owns the workplace? At Chamberlain Hrdlicka, we stand with business owners as they seek to provide a stable, productive and profitable environment not just for themselves, but also for their workers. We represent the full range of employers. Our labor experts handle state and federal administrative and court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels. We have a strong background in employment discrimination, benefits, and wrongful discharge litigation. A growing area of our practice involves “preventive medicine.” We carefully review a client’s employment policies – and identify ways to ward off potential problems under the labor and discrimination laws.

Areas of Expertise


  • Representation before governmental agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB and the Department of Labor
     
  • Review of employee handbooks and establishing personnel policies and procedures
     
  • ERISA and benefits litigation
     
  • Advice to employers on:
    • Employment discrimination
       
    • Sexual harassment
       
    • Termination of employees
       
    • Civil rightsADA
       
    • ADEA
       
    • FMLA
       
    • Negligence in the workplace
       
    • Worker’s compensation
       
    • ERISA
       
    • Wages and overtime
       
    • Safety compliance
       
    • Covenants not to compete

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 57 reviews
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    4.9/5.0
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    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 3 reviews
  • 67% client recommended 2 recommendations
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.7/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.7/5.0
  • Herbert Odell Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 02/15/13

    I was the top tax professional at a large corporation and Herb provided tax services to the company. I worked with Herb for at least 20 years and he d... Read more

    I was the top tax professional at a large corporation and Herb provided tax services to the company. I worked with Herb for at least 20 years and he did an outstanding job for us. You will not find anyone better!

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  • Mr. Ajmal A. Rahim Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 10/30/14

    EXCELLENT

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      5.0/5.0
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  • Mr. Peter Andrew Lowy Read 1 review

    3.8/5.0 on 04/16/15

    I had very unfortunate experience with this lawyer and as a result of my experience I do not recommend Mr. Lowy to any individual clients. Mr. Lowy ac... Read more

    I had very unfortunate experience with this lawyer and as a result of my experience I do not recommend Mr. Lowy to any individual clients. Mr. Lowy actively solicited my case only to drop it midway when he was needed the most. He cares more about his business than about his clients. He caused me a lot of inconvenience but did not offer apology or compensation for dropping my matter.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
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Diversity

 Chamberlain Hrdlicka instituted the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee, a cross section of our attorneys, in an effort to foster an inclusive environment among its attorneys and staff.  The Firm has long embraced the enduring values of opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and a community of all.  We further believe that the Firm, and more importantly, our clients will benefit from the many perspectives and talents of attorneys and staff from different backgrounds.

What does diversity mean to Chamberlain Hrdlicka?

Diversity is absolutely integral to Chamberlain Hrdlicka's vision, strategy, and continued success. It is part of the foundation of our law firm culture.  Diversity makes Chamberlain Hrdlicka a better, stronger law firm and a better place to work.  It enables us to better serve our diverse clients' needs and provide outstanding service to our clients and communities. And as a result, it makes it possible for us to deliver more value to our clients and the communities in which we live and practice.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka recognizes that by making diversity a competitive advantage, we can:

  • Increase the inclusiveness of the Firm's work environment
  • Better understand our diverse clients' needs
  • Give clients and communities outstanding service
  • Deliver more value to our clients

The Firm has set diversity policies and objectives, and measures success with:

  • Hiring, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys and staff
  • Serving diverse clients
  • Partnering with diverse communities

Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Diversity Objectives

We have identified four strategic steps for becoming a more diverse law firm:

1.   Executive management team takes responsibility for diversity.

We hold ourselves and others accountable.  The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in:

  • Diversity education
  • Recruiting and placement efforts of diverse attorneys and staff members
  • Building a management team inclusive of people of color, women, and other diverse groups

2.   Our associates participate in the Development and Mentoring Program in an effort to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds are in all levels of the Firm.

The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee in partnership with the Executive Committee and Recruiting Committee are accountable for attracting diverse candidates and for developing and retaining a diverse leadership pipeline. We want management to consider diverse candidates for every open position at the Firm.  Chamberlain Hrdlicka has a plan for increasing diversity at the management level.

The American Bar Association has recognized that many female and ethnically diverse attorneys cite the lack of training, client interaction, and opportunities to work on meaningful projects as bases for leaving private law firm practice.  As such, the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee has developed and instituted a comprehensive mentoring program to ensure that all associates benefit from equal opportunities to develop their legal skills, and that our clients, in turn, benefit from working with highly skilled associates.

Our diversity objectives will be achieved, in part, by instituting and acting upon policies to ensure that all of our team members have meaningful opportunities and resources for developing their skills and talents.

3.   We have long-term relationships with diverse communities.

We use targeted marketing to build awareness of client services we tailor to respond to their needs.  Some examples of our Firm's relationships with diverse communities include active participation at all levels in the following organizations:

  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia
  • Houston Minority Owned Businesses
  • Houston Women Owned Businesses

4.   We contribute to the diverse communities in which we live and work.

The Firm's charitable giving benefits diverse communities and we partner with many community-based groups.  For example, our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:

 

  • 11Alive Community Service
  • Agape Center
  • AIDS Atlanta
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Atlanta Women's and Children's Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Buckhead Lion's Club
  • ClubBlue (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta)
  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
  • Georgia Equality
  • Georgia Justice Project
  • Green Law
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
  • Helping Elder Hands (Houston Young Lawyers Association)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Law Day (Houston Bar Association)
  • LegalLines (Houston Bar Association)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Restoring Hope In New Orleans
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • The Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning
  • The Shepherd Center
  • Tomorrow's Attorney Pipeline Program
  • Truancy Intervention Project 
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church Task Force on Poverty
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:

  • 11Alive Community Service
  • Agape Center
  • AID Atlanta
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Atlanta Women's and Children's Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston
  • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Buckhead Lion's Club
  • ClubBlue (Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta)
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials 
  • Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
  • Georgia Equality
  • Georgia Justice Project
  • Green Law
  • Helping Elder Hands (Houston Young Lawyers Association)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia 
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 
  • Law Day (Houston Bar Association)
  • LegalLines (Houston Bar Association)
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Houston
  • Mexican American Bar Association of Texas
  • Oceans for Youth
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta 
  • Restoring Hope In New Orleans
  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program
  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • The Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning
  • The Shepherd Center
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church Task Force on Poverty
  • Tomorrow's Attorney Pipeline Program
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in:

  • Diversity education
  • Recruiting and placement efforts of diverse attorneys and staff members
  • Building a management team inclusive of people of color, women, and other diverse groups