Amy Combs Bender

Amy Combs Bender

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 | 100 Galleria Parkway SE, Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 770-818-1421
Fax: 770-937-9960
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor
    Attorney Profile

    Amy Combs Bender is Of Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law National Practice Section and Data Security, Privacy, & Cyber Liability practice team of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.  Ms. Bender received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Business Administration, from the University of Florida. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. Ms. Bender is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Florida.

    Ms. Bender’s practice in labor and employment law includes representation of private and public employers in federal and state litigation and administrative proceedings, including defense of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and family and medical leave claims. She also frequently defends clients in garnishment actions and unemployment benefits proceedings. In addition, Ms. Bender regularly advises clients on day-to-day personnel issues and prepares and reviews employee handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements. She frequently presents on employment law issues to human resources organizations.

    Ms. Bender also represents clients in emerging data and cyber liability issues, including advising on and assisting clients with the investigation of data breaches and related notification and compliance obligations.

    Ms. Bender represents clients in various industries including healthcare, construction, food and beverage, manufacturing, distribution, accounting, service, hospitality, education, transportation, logistics, non-profit, and insurance, as well as numerous local government bodies.

    About Amy Combs Bender

    Admitted: 2003, Georgia

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    • Ms. Bender has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" as published by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors Is High on Agenda;” DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Voice (September 2010); “EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Proposed ADAAA Regulations;” DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Voice(December 2009); “Genetic Information: A New Protected Category;” DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar – The Job Description (October 2008)
    • “The Impact of Cyber Threats on You and Your Business;” Bank of America Merrill Lynch (September 2018); “DOL’s Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations;” Greater Pensacola, Florida SHRM Meeting (January 2016); “DOL’s Proposed Changes to FLSA Overtime Regulations;” Pensacola, Florida Chamber of Commerce HR Roundtable (September 2015); “Dos and Don’ts of Investigating Employee Complaints;” Greater Pensacola, Florida SHRM Legal Conference (May 2014); "Dos and Don'ts of Investigating Employee Complaints;" Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Seminar (September 2011); "Understanding and Appreciating Diversity in the Workplace;" Newton County, Georgia (October-November 2008); "Putting It In Writing - Important Employment Documents;" Legal Advisory, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP (May 2007); "Advanced Employee Discharge and Documentation;" Lorman Education Services (August 2006); "Avoiding The FMLA's Landmines: Top 10 FMLA Traps And How To Avoid Them;" Lorman Education Services (June 2006); "Family and Medical Leave Act;" Lorman Education Services (April 2006); "Employment Law from A to Z in Georgia;" Lorman Education Services (July 2005); "Public Sector Employment Law Update;" Council on Education in Management (April 2005); "Discipline and Discharge;" Lorman Education Services (January 2005); "Employment Related Records;" Lorman Education Services (December 2004); "Georgia Employment Law From A to Z;" Lorman Education Services (July 2004); "Human Resources Audits in Georgia;" Lorman Education Services (May 2004)
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    Office Location for Amy Combs Bender

    100 Galleria Parkway SE
    Suite 1600
    Atlanta, GA 30339

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