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Rick Warren handles all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor law, employment litigation, wage and hour matters and workplace safety.

He litigates cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He defends both individual and class action cases and has substantial jury trial experience. Rick also handles numerous mediations and arbitrations.

He devotes a significant part of his practice to preventive law and advising clients how to avoid/resolve labor and employment disputes and litigation. He has written numerous articles on labor and employment issues and frequently conducts management training and seminars.

Representative Experience
  • Assisted numerous clients with reductions in force and compliance with the WARN Act.
  • Negotiated plant closing agreement at unionized facility.
  • Conducted seminars on wage and hour law, the ADA and FMLA, social media, independent contractors, and joint employers.
  • Advised clients on the issues related to unionization and/or efforts to organize their employees.
  • Negotiated withdrawals from multi-employer pension plans.
  • Defended clients in lawsuits alleging race, sex, pregnancy, national origin, and disability discrimination, retaliation, FMLA interference, violations of wage and hour laws, and retaliation for asserting a worker's compensation claim.
Honors & Awards
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • "BTI Client Service All-Star Team"
  • "Georgia Super Lawyers - Employment and Labor" Super Lawyers magazine
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Labor & Employment Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Atlanta Labor Law – Management "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • "Georgia's Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend Magazine
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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