MATTHEW R. SIMPSON is an attorney in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. He represents companies in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Simpson also counsels companies and their managers on "preventive" employee relations. This includes advice on employee screening and selection, drug and alcohol testing, wage and hour compliance, harassment investigations, disciplinary strategies and terminations. Simpson drafts employment applications, employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements and non-compete, non-solicitation and severance agreements. He conducts regular on-site employment and wage-hour audits for his clients to ensure that they continue to be in compliance with changing laws and regulations.