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Fisher & Phillips LLP

1075 Peachtree St Ne # 3500

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

United States

Company Description

( Fisher Phillips attorneys are ready to help you take a stand: in court, with employees and unions, or with competitors. Fisher Phillips has the experience and resolve to back you up. That's why some of the savviest employers come ... more

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B.A. summa cum laude

Columbia University

J.D. cum laude

Harvard Law School

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John Thompson is a partner of Fisher and Phillips LLP 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 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.

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According to an article in Forbes Finance, written by John Thompson of Fisher & Phillips, a national labor law firm.

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John Thompson is an attorney in the Atlanta office of the law firm Fisher & Phillips. Volunteers at Non-Profits: Yes, They Might Still Be Seen as an "Employee"

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The reality, says John Thompson, a partner at Fisher & Phillips, is that as long as workers are exempt, at least under federal law, Urban Outfitters didn't technically even have to make the work voluntary. "They could have required it without additional pay," he notes, adding that such a strategy may have been heavy-handed but not illegal.

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However, physicians are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, so the latest guidance doesn't apply to them, said John Thompson, a partner specializing in wage and hour law at Fisher & Phillips in Atlanta.

Employers that don't heed the Labor Department's guidance could face investigations and lawsuits from the department or their employees.Thompson said recent media attention to the rule could encourage more employees to sue regarding their employment status.
Thompson added, however, that the document does not establish new requirements but rather is intended to remind employers to be aware of their responsibilities for their workers.

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