Benjamin D.Briggs

Partner

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Benjamin is a trusted advisor to businesses, seasoned employment litigator and zealous advocate for a wide variety of industries facing occupational safety and health compliance and litigation risks. 


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Benjamin serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety & Environmental practice group. He counsels and represents clients on issues involving federal and state statutes that govern employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, employee leave, and workplace safety and health. In addition, Benjamin assists clients in matters involving the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants.

Benjamin has successfully represented employers from a wide array of industries including staffing, building and consumer products, technology, retail, automotive, distribution, utilities, insurance services, construction and media in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings in jurisdictions across the US. He has defended employers in single and multiplaintiff cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge, failure to accommodate and interference with protected rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and various other local, state and federal statutes. His significant workplace safety and health practice includes contesting, litigating and negotiating favorable resolutions of federal and state OSHA citations, as well as representing employers in federal and state OSHA inspections arising from workplace fatalities and other catastrophes. Benjamin also represents employers in OSHA whistleblower retaliation cases.

In his wage and hour practice, Benjamin has successfully represented employers in matters ranging from complex class and collective actions brought under federal and state wage-hour laws, to wage-hour audits conducted by federal and state agencies. Benjamin has also successfully represented clients in state and federal court litigation involving alleged violations of laws protecting trade secrets, the enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants and related tort claims.

In addition to his representation of employers in litigation and administrative proceedings, Benjamin devotes a considerable portion of his practice to advice and compliance counseling covering the full range of labor and employment, trade secrets and restrictive covenant laws. In this portion of his practice, Benjamin guides employers through issues such as employee discipline and discharge, workforce reductions, workplace investigations, wage and hour compliance, employment policies and handbooks, employee leave issues, OSHA compliance and employment contract matters. When not litigating and counseling clients, Benjamin is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to his practice.

  • JD, Georgia State University College of Law

    With honors
    Georgia State University Law Review
    Business Law Society

  • BBA, University of Miami
  • Georgia
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • US District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Superior Courts