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Ariel D. Fenster

Labor and Employment Attorney

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Ariel is a Senior Associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s Atlanta office, concentrating her practice on representing and counseling employers throughout the country in the entire range of employment law matters. Ariel provides extensive advice and strategic guidance to clients on a wide array of Human Resources topics and issues, including policy development and review, auditing the Human Resources functions, leave and absence management, EEO compliance, reductions in force, employee relations, labor relations, performance management, discipline and discharge and various other areas, with an emphasis on instituting best practices and avoiding audits and litigation.

Ariel relieves her clients’ day-to-day pain points related to performance management, discipline, terminations, and reductions in force, with an emphasis on compliance, business needs, and prevention of litigation. When clients have serious employee complaints, she assists with investigations—either advising in-house counsel and HR or conducting the investigation herself. She regularly trains managers, leaders, executives, HR departments, and legal teams on the full suite of labor and employment topics.

Ariel possesses a specialized focus in working with clients in the healthcare industry and understands their day to day employee challenges. Ariel is certified by Seyfarth Shaw’s Healthcare Institute and frequently leverages her deep understanding of the industry to help large healthcare systems, as well as smaller locally owned homecare companies.

Training Sessions by Ariel D. Fenster

  • new I-9 form

    You are required to comply with recently implemented federal employment rules regarding the correct completion of the new I-9 form. The first-time consequences of failing to complete this new federal form correctly are penalties up to $5,404 per violation (if violations occur with multiple employees, you can be fined up to $27,108 each for subsequent offense). The legal process for […]

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  • healthcare HR

    Navigating healthcare HR regulations can present massive challenges for the average medical office – and if you don’t tread carefully, you could cause legal and financial violations that are expensive, time-consuming, and stressful. Violating even one healthcare HR rule can have very serious consequences for your medical practice, including potential steep fines and penalties. But you don’t have to go […]

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  • Onboarding a new employee

    One wrong step when hiring and onboarding a new employee can land you in serious legal and financial hot water. Ever changing federal and state employment regulations mean that what was correct yesterday, now can get you into trouble.  And now that many states are stepping up hiring enforcement efforts, it’s more likely than ever that even an innocent mistake […]

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