Practice Area: Employment Law

Practice Chair: G. Grant Greenwood, CIPP/US

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Overview

Employment Law

James Bates serves as general counsel for a multitude of employers across a wide spectrum of industry. Our attorneys primarily provide advice and training on equal employment opportunity issues, workplace privacy issues, general employment counseling, and the development of personnel and employment policies. In addition, our experienced attorneys can draft, review, interpret, negotiate, and defend employment contracts, employee handbooks, severance packages, and covenants not to compete on behalf of both employees and employers.

Our experience ranges from advising small businesses to large statewide and regional employers. At James Bates, we understand that no two businesses are identical. With that in mind, we strive to offer innovative and unique solutions. Our attorneys establish a personal relationship with each client, and strive to formulate a comprehensive business strategy designed with a view not only toward avoiding litigation, but doing so in a pragmatic, cost-effective manner that promotes a positive and profitable business environment.

Our attorneys are proactive and endeavor to prevent conflict from arising in the workplace. However, should litigation prove unavoidable, our attorneys are experienced in defending claims of discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disability, retaliation and age. Our attorneys have handled the defense of numerous civil litigation matters involving federal statutes including FLSA, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and ERISA as well as state law claims and the defense of restrictive covenants.

Employment Law Attorneys

Name Phone Number Email Practice Areas
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
Lee M. Gillis, Jr.
Partner
478.749.9942 LGillis@jamesbatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Fire/Arson Investigations
  • Special Investigations
  • Corporate
  • Litigation
G. Grant Greenwood, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters
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