Moeller Barbaree LLP specializes in litigation, legal counseling, and guidance for both businesses and individuals in virtually all types of employment-related matters in Atlanta and around the country.
Moeller Barbaree’s lawyers have decades of experience in employment-related matters and have successfully represented clients in employment litigation in federal and state courts (through trial and on appeal), class and collective actions, arbitrations, and before government agencies.
Moeller Barbaree’s attorneys have litigated hundreds of cases brought under federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (race and color discrimination, gender and gender identity discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, religious discrimination and national origin discrimination), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and in wage and hour cases such as denial of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as additional statues and state and local laws. We represent clients of all sizes, from large corporations to individuals, in employment matters. Our experience helps us understand the unique needs of all of our clients. Moeller Barbaree’s attorneys work to protect the rights of our clients in all types of employment matters, from wrongful termination, to pay issues, to harassment and discrimination.
At Moeller Barbaree, our lawyers understand the complexity and sensitivity of employee relations and workplace issues. Our significant experience results in cost-effective and efficient advice on employment law matters. Prior to starting Moeller Barbaree in Atlanta, both Tracey Barbaree and Beth Moeller represented Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 corporations, as well as small businesses and individuals, in employment matters. Tracey and Beth have handled hundreds of cases in Atlanta and across the country. This experience allows us to provide our clients with a unique and invaluable perspective on each case.
The Atlanta employment lawyers at Moeller Barbaree can assist with employment disputes regarding:
Wage and Hour Cases – Moeller Barbaree’s attorneys have litigated many cases under federal and state wage and hour laws, including individual, class and collective actions, both in Atlanta and in numerous courts across the country. Wage and hour disputes are governed by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as state and local laws. Moeller Barbaree’s Atlanta based lawyers have litigated and favorably resolved wage and hour disputes, including overtime pay, minimum wage, unpaid commissions, misclassification, vacation pay, unauthorized deduction of wages, bonus issues, tip credit issues, and off-the-clock violations.
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims – Moeller Barbaree’s Atlanta employment attorneys have litigated hundreds of cases under federal equal employment opportunity statutes, including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual harassment, racial harassment, pregnancy and hostile work environment (harassment based on protected status) and retaliation. Moeller Barbaree also has extensive experience litigating cases under the Equal Pay Act (EPA) (gender-based wage claims); 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (race, retaliation); EEOC class actions under Title VII; and various state and local anti-discrimination laws.
Civil Rights Litigation – Moeller Barbaree’s lawyers have litigated numerous cases prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and disability by facilities that serve the general public (known as "public accommodations").
Other Federal and State Employment Litigation – Moeller Barbaree’s attorneys have litigated cases under the full spectrum of other federal and state employment laws, including: whistleblower laws; the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (leave and reinstatement rights); military leave law; fair credit and background check laws; fair housing regulations; local regulations prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination; as well as state laws regarding assault, defamation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, malicious prosecution, and workplace privacy.
Workplace Investigations – Moeller Barbaree’s attorneys regularly conduct or provide advice regarding company internal investigations regarding issues such as allegations of discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, harassment, hostile work environment, employee misconduct, employee fraud, and other workplace concerns.
Employment Policy and Practice Review and Audits – Moeller Barbaree helps clients develop and maintain appropriate policy manuals, employee handbooks, and best practices to ensure that expectations are clear in the employment relationship.
Advice and Counseling – Moeller Barbaree advises on the full spectrum of employment issues and employment laws. We assist clients in resolving the most sensitive personnel issues and disputes. Our counseling practice covers the full cycle of employment, from legal issues relating to recruiting and hiring to terminations, reductions in force, and enforcement of post-termination obligations by former employees.