Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine P.C. is a national law firm exclusively representing and advising management clients in all practice areas related to labor and employment law. The firm's clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized companies. Clients include food processors, manufacturers, associations, educational institutions, retailers, transportation companies, hotels/motels, restaurants, amusement groups and other hospitality enterprises, public employers (including county and city governments) and construction companies. The firm maintains its main office in Atlanta, Georgia. It also has branch offices in Athens, Georgia and the Savannah area. The firm is an affiliate member of the Wimberly & Lawson Network. Other members include Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones PLLC, based in Tennessee (with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Morristown, Cookeville and Chattanooga), Wimberly, Lawson & Daniels based in South Carolina (with offices in Greenville) and Wimberly, Lawson and Avakian, based in Washington, D.C.
The firm's attorneys strive to prevent clients from experiencing legal problems. It conducts audits of clients' human resources policies and practices, employee handbooks, written forms and notices, employment applications, performance appraisals, orientation programs, harassment policies and complaint procedures, affirmative action plans, recruitment and hiring procedures, standards of conduct, leave of absence procedures, and discharge and discipline policies.
The firm also conducts many types of management training programs, including union avoidance, lobbying efforts, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action obligations; maintaining work environments free of harassment, violence, and substance abuse; investigating and remedying claims of harassment or discrimination; alternative dispute resolution and internal mediation to avoid litigation; equal pay and wage reviews; reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities; handling corrective action and discharge issues; and executive/management development.
The firm also offers sophisticated litigation services to clients. It defends employers against all types of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, administrative law matters, including EEOC, NLRB, DOL and Davis-Bacon issues, as well as more complex litigation involving class actions, trade secrets, tax, pension and benefit issues. The firm also successfully represents clients in union organizing campaigns.
The firm strives to deliver the highest quality legal service in a timely, cost effective and ethical manner. Its attorneys keep abreast of the latest developments in labor and employment law by writing legal texts and articles geared to human resources executives, attending legal education courses, and delivering seminars before numerous national, regional and local organizations. They share their legal knowledge with clients through our periodic "Alerts", the monthly newsletter and the annual Labor Relations & Employment Law Update Conference.
The firm invites you to explore this website and hopes it will be useful to you. For the latest developments in labor and employment law, check out the monthly newsletter page. For articles written by firm attorneys concerning substantive areas of labor and employment law, access the publications page. To see attorney biographies view the biography page, complete with attorney photos.
The firm invites you to contact any of its attorneys concerning any labor and employment law questions or issues. You can email any firm attorney by clicking on his or her email address listed in the how to contact us page. Find useful links to other websites on the links page. Finally, check out the location page for directions to the firm's Atlanta offices.