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 […]

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 […]

Why Mock Trials Are Important

By Raquel H. Crump Many lawyers, while litigators, rarely see the inside of a courtroom. For the few cases that do proceed through trial, preparation is key. Mock trials allow counsel to prepare their best case and receive additional viewpoints that they may not have considered or been aware of. Mock trials unlock the strengths […]

Summer Dress Codes: 5 Tips For Employers

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 7:43 PM EDT) — With summer just on the horizon, many employers will make it easier for workers to beat the heat by relaxing dress codes to allow for more casual attire. And while companies have ample legal leeway to loosen the reins on office garb, attorneys say there are still […]

5 Takeaways From Employers’ Win On Class Waivers

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 9:43 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for employers nationwide to require workers to sign away their right to pursue class actions in a blockbuster ruling that attorneys on both sides of the bar agree will translate to millions more workers being bound by class waivers. […]

Supreme Court Empowers Employers

TheFederal Arbitration Act of 1925(FAA) and the National Labor Relations Act of 1935(NLRA) are decades-old statutes, each playing a major role in the relationship between employers and employees. The FAA broadly encourages private dispute resolution through arbitration, while the NLRA protects employees (not just union members) who engage in “concerted activities” for “mutual aid or […]

Discovery in Employment Discrimination Litigation: What Defendants Can Request and Obtain from Plaintiffs

This practice note provides guidance on the scope of permissible discovery employers may obtain from plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits under statutes including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Additionally, this practice note discusses a list of […]

Sexual Harassment: Best Practices for Employers

Over the past several months there have been countless stories of sexual harassment scandals, but what isn’t the news telling us? The news has left many companies wondering how these allegations against their favorite celebrities arose and if their company is next. Read more ..

TEN MINUTE LAW TIPS! Hiring Summer Interns

TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND! Are you ready for the summer? ELS Presents TEN MINUTE LAW TIPS! Please be on the lookout for our FIRST video series where Raquel Crump will give you the tips you need before hiring summer interns. Videos will be posted on May 2, May 4, and May 7 […]