Greg Hare has been an employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins for his entire career, since 1991. He assists companies with human resources and employment-related litigation matters, including wrongful termination claims, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, employment contracts, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements. He advises clients on a wide range of human resources topics, such as employee discipline and discharge, severance planning, independent contractor classifications, wage payment, family and medical leave, disability law, military leave, joint employment issues, affirmative action and reductions in force.
Greg also counsels clients on traditional labor relations matters involving union avoidance, decertification, strike contingency planning, double-breasting, grievance administration and arbitration, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice litigation, and other matters involving the National Labor Relations Board, including “protected concerted activity” cases. Mr. Hare encourages companies to develop proactive human resources strategies that are designed to minimize exposure to costly litigation and disputes. This commonly includes conducting comprehensive employment law compliance audits, employment policy design and review, management training and counseling, and simulated problem solving workshops. Greg’s diverse practice cuts across multiple disciplines within the labor & employment law specialty area, but generally can be subdivided into five broad categories: Human Resources Advice, Employment Litigation, Traditional Labor, Unfair Competition/Business Divorces/Non-Competition Cases and Franchise/Distributor Disputes: representing companies in disputes with franchisees and distributors, where claims commonly include wrongful termination of relationship, breach of contract, and unfair business practices, allegedly in violation of federal and state statutes.
Greg has a B.S., cum laude, Human Resources and Labor Relations from LeMoyne College and a J.D., with honors from the University of North Carolina Law School. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts: Georgia, Florida and Tennessee, U.S. Court of Appeals: Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits and the National Labor Relations Board.