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Mr. Brannen

Albert Brannen

Partner, Atlanta Office, Fisher & Phillips LLP

D. Albert ('Bert') Brannen is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP where he has practiced law for more than 35 years.

Mr. Brannen represents employers exclusively in solving their labor and employment law problems and  counsels them on how to comply with applicable laws, avoid or deal with workplace crises and prevent litigation. He advises employers about increasing employee engagement and, when necessary, assists them with the negotiation, administration and arbitration of collective bargaining agreements. He is admitted to all state and federal courts in Georgia and the Supreme Court of the United States and has successfully represented employers in proceedings before various government agencies.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers elected Mr. Brannen as a Fellow in 2015. He is active in the State Bar of Georgia and served as Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia's Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a founding Board member of that Section's Mentorship Academy and the Fulton County Daily Report named him Best Mentor in 2018. 

Mr. Brannen served as past Chairman of Associated General Contractors' national Labor & Employment Law Council. He is a member of the Electric Cooperative Bar Association (ECBA), the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Human Resources Leadership Foundation (HRLF) and other professional groups.

Mr. Brannen is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been annually named a Super Lawyer for Labor & Employment Law for the State of Georgia since 2005.

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Mr. Brannen can be contacted at +1 404-240-4235 or dabrannen@laborlawyers.com

Coming up in April 2021...

Guest Service: Health and Safety First

Though expectations are that hotels will return to some semblance of normalcy in 2021, their highest priority must continue to be the health and safety of guests and employees. To that end, hotels are training their guest service personnel in enhanced cleaning routines, which include the following practices - bathrooms, elevator buttons, remote controls and other high-touch items, are disinfected and cleaned with a higher frequency; all tables, chairs and menus in restaurants are cleaned at a much higher frequency, and after each seating; floor markers in public areas to remind guests and team members to maintain physical distance; hand alcohol stations and disposable gloves in lobbies and restaurants; loose items such as pens, note pads and information material removed from rooms and meeting rooms; limiting the number of seats in restaurants and public areas; and revised food & beverage offerings. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will review how guest service personnel are being trained to maintain health and safety protocols in their operations.