PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ray Stanford specializes in the integration of workplace law and information law. His practice combines 30+ years of traditional employment and labor law experience with the developing IT world to create a unique blend of workplace counsel and representation. In short, Ray and his colleagues provide legal services to “transition law, information, and work.”
Ray began his practice with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C. In 1981, he moved to Atlanta where he represented business and management in work-related legal matters. As a trial attorney, Ray has since appeared in numerous local, state, and federal courts in cases involving predatory and unfair competition, fiduciary duty, federal and state racketeering, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, privacy invasion, wrongful discharge, wage and hour compensation, health and safety, pension and welfare benefits, workplace torts and contracts.
Ray also has participated extensively in the development of e-law and its application to information technology. Ranging from early privacy and confidentiality issues to e-discovery and data management, Ray has provided legal-friendly explanation and strategy to a variety of businesses to navigate the growing interdependence between work and IT. Ray’s diverse client list includes large and small financial institutions, national and international staffing companies, food operations, manufacturers, healthcare providers, utilities, retailers, contractors, e-systems and related services, and state and local governments.
Ray is a regular speaker before bar associations, chambers of commerce, and other business organizations, and is the author of numerous legal publications such as “Now What? Employer Strategy under Enjoined No-Match Regs and Stepped-Up Government Enforcement of Illegal Immigrant Laws,” (Concrete Products, January 2008), and “Workplace Data Requirements: Pressures of New Litigation Rules and Lawsuit Costs,” (HR Advisor, March/April 2006).
He is currently co-director of SHRM-Georgia State Council Legislative Affairs Committee and coordinates the SE Financial Workplace Law & Compliance Program.

PUBLICATIONS

  • How to Prepare Your Employee Handbook, Business Council of Georgia (participating author) (1987)
  • “Privacy in the Workplace”Personnel Law Desk Manual, Georgia Chamber of Commerce (1994)
  • “Workplace Data Requirements: Pressures of New Litigation Rules and Lawsuit Costs”, HR Advisor-PWI Workplace Systems (Feb. 2006)
  • “Thinking Through Workplace Problems”, Worklaw Alert (April 2006)
  • “Just When We Started To Get It — New and Higher Lawsuit Costs”, ViewPoint Gallagher (Sept. 2005)
  • “Now What? Employer Strategy Under Enjoined No-Match Regs and Stepped-up Government Enforcement of Illegal Immigrant Laws”, Concrete Products (2007)
  • “Davis-Bacon Act, Wage Laws May Affect Precasters”, PCI Journal (2008)
  • “Overtime Under Obama Administration”, Taylor English (2010)
  • “Undocumented Workers and the Law”, UAC Magazine (July 2011)
  • “Legal Compliance Made Harder – New Workplace Regulations”, UAC Magazine (Jan. 2012)
  • “Impact of Social Media on the Scope of a Lawyer’s Responsibility for the Ethical Conduct of Others”, Taylor English (Apr 2011)
  • “Discrimination Definition Broadened – Title VII expands, USCIS defines, NC votes, Obama declares”, UAC Magazine (July 2012)
  • “Self Police State, Part I – The Administrations’ Workplace Regulatory Strategy?”, UAC Magazine (Nov 2012)
  • “Self Police State, Part II – Compliance”, UAC Magazine (January 2013)
  • “Risk Reward Analysis – Employing Undocumented Landscape Workers in Georgia”, UAC Magazine (Nov 2013)
  • Workplace Data Law and Litigation, BNA (Associate Editor)(2013)

Ray Stanford

ATTORNEY

CONTACT

Phone: 404.991.7301
Email Ray

PRACTICE AREAS

  • EMPLOYMENT 
  • INFORMATION 
  • WORKPLACE 
  • ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

EDUCATION

  • L.L.M., GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 
  • J.D., WAKE FOREST
  • B.S., UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • GEORGIA
  •  ALABAMA
  •  NORTH CAROLINA
  •  U.S. SUPREME COURT AND VARIOUS COURTS OF APPEALS

CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT SECTION, TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
  •  FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION
  •  ATLANTA BAR ASSOCIATION
  •  STATE BARS OF GEORGIA, ALABAMA, & NORTH CAROLINA