Free Employment Law Pop-Up Clinic for Small Businesses

Join ELS on September 7, 2018 from 9 am-12 pm for its FREE Employment Law Pop Up Clinic! Small businesses in the surrounding areas can receive complimentary one-on-one consultations, as well as engaging group discussions, regarding topics such as classification of workers (1099 vs. W2), background checks, employee handbooks, small business resources, and many other […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

At times employers must decide whether a worker is an employee (W2) or independent contractor (1099).  In general, most people who work in an employer’s business regularly are employees, not independent contractors.  An example of an independent contractor is a painter.  An employer hires a painter for a project like painting the breakroom in its […]

Next Generation Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color Initiative

Check out this article where ELS partners Jamala McFadden and Chandra Davis discuss their client development strategies and how they cultivate legal talent. Click the photo to read the article!  

Key Considerations When Drafting a Language Policy

Employers may require workers to speak a specific language while performing certain job duties. While not illegal, this requirement can pose some risks. The practice note provides guidance on key considerations and provides guidance for drafting, implementing, and enforcing effective and legally compliant English-only policies in the workplace. This note addresses the following topics: Introduction to […]

Helpful Tip for Hiring Summer Interns: Internship Should Not Guarantee Employment

Wondering if your internship program is legally compliant? Want to start an internship program, but do not know where to begin? View this helpful tip for employers when hiring summer interns. This tip discusses how the internship should not guarantee employment to the interns participating in the program. If you have any questions about hiring […]

Arbitration v. Mediation: Which Alternative Dispute Resolution is Best for Your Business?

In your business there may be times a dispute arises. Many think the only way to handle disputes with their employees is through the courts, but there are other ways to resolve a dispute. Trials can be extremely costly and time consuming. Thus, employers should consider using an alternative dispute resolution mechanism like arbitration or […]

New Newsletter! ELS Anniversary, Events, Summer HR Law Tips!!!

Have you seen our newsletter? Click the picture to check out all of the great things that ELS has coming up in The Pipeline!

What is Equitable Relief and Why should Employers care?

The concept of equitable relief comes from English common law and is an award of a nonmonetary judgment when monetary damages are not suitable to resolve the harm.[1] Thus, a party in a lawsuit can ask the judge for an award of equitable relief if the party believes monetary damages would not compensate it for […]

3 Tips For Businesses Looking To Root Out Pay Gaps

The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC, conducts FLSA & pay gap audits with privileged legal compliance advice. Our audits provide a comprehensive view of a company’s compliance with employment laws that relate to wage and hour, human resources practices, and employment policies and forms. More than identifying potential problems, we help clients implement solutions […]

Kennedy Ends ‘Masterpiece’ With LGBT Rights Legacy Intact

Law360, Washington (June 5, 2018, 10:59 PM EDT) — The case of a baker who refused custom cake orders for same-sex weddings on religious grounds was perhaps the biggest test yet of Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s robust LGBT rights legacy, but after the dust settled on Monday’s ruling in favor of the baker, that record remained […]