Bennet Alsher has more than three decades of experience representing employers in labor and employment law.

He advises employers in federal and state court litigation in wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, wage and hour collective and individual actions, and employment torts. He has also represented companies in arbitrations, and matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Georgia Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and various state and local fair employment practice agencies throughout the United States. His work encompasses a wide variety of industries including retail, entertainment, airline, manufacturing and health care.

He created and leads a firm practice group devoted exclusively to representing clients in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) matters. Bennet frequently provides advice and counsel to companies regarding labor and employment matters, including drafting separation agreements, advising on plant closures and reductions in force, conducting internal investigations, responding to employee complaints such as sexual harassment, handling employee discipline and discharge matters, and maintaining positive employee relations.  He also prepares and defends clients in OFCCP on-site audits and advises clients regarding OFCCP regulations, EEO-1 and VETS-100 reporting requirements, and jurisdictional and compliance issues that arise under applicable Executive Orders such as E.O. 11246 and 13496. 

Bennet has written and produced management training programs concerning compliance with discrimination laws, the impact of social media on labor and employment laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, employee privacy rights, sexual harassment in the workplace, positive employee relations practices,  health and safety issues, the WARN Act, and other employment-related topics.

Bennet serves on the Anti-Defamation League's National Commission and the Board of Directors of the ADL's Southeast Regional Office. 

At Emory University, he was a member of the editorial board of the Emory Law Journal

Honors & Awards
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021-2024)

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  • Successfully defended an employer that terminated a long-term employee who filed a race age and retaliation lawsuit in federal court.
  • Successfully defended a unionized manufacturer in an arbitration case in which the grievant alleged he was terminated without just cause after a drug test.
  • Assisted a company undergoing a nationwide reduction in force by providing advice on WARN Act and discrimination issues.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturing company in a lengthy OFCCP investigation and on-site audit.
  • Successfully defeated a motion for class certification in an FLSA collective action.
  • Successfully appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit a district court's denial of a motion to compel arbitration.
  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., 1978
  • University of Rochester
    B.A., cum laude, 1973
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Georgia State Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Superior Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia