John Thompson

John Thompson is a partner in the Fisher & Phillips 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.

Timely Payment Of FLSA Wages Is Essential

It's not enough to pay your employees what you owe them. You've got to do it on time, or you may be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Consequences include owing liquidated damages to employees, interest on any overdue amounts and even penalties violations. And be warned, employers: the federal government isn't the only entity with jurisdiction in this matter.

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