ELS Attorney Raquel H. Crump Serves as Panelist for Project Pinnacle

Project Pinnacle is a one-year intervention program for first time non-violent offenders in DeKalb County. Project Pinnacle was started by Judge Asha Jackson of DeKalb County Superior Court. Raquel H. Crump had the pleasure as serving as a panelist for Project Pinnacle with Stella Ringer, Senior Manager, Entertainment Marketing with The Coca-Cola Company, Keisha Hudson, Paralegal/Legal […]

ELS Partner Chandra Davis Interview with The Physicians Practice S.O.S. Group

Watch Chandra’s interview below!

EEOC’s Year-End Surge Shows Focus On Disability Cases

Law360, New York (October 20, 2017, 8:22 PM EDT) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently closed out its fiscal year with a bang, filing a wave of lawsuits against companies like Lowe’s and Whole Foods that placed a strong emphasis on disability discrimination, and settling existing cases against convenience store giant Allsup’s and […]

Nominees to EEOC Likely to Roll Back Litigation and LGBT Coverage

Two possible EEOC  nominees, if confirmed, are likely to pull back EEOC aggressiveness in litigation and interpretation of Title VII’s coverage of LGBT employment discrimination.  Read more here: Law360-EEOC Noms Stress Negotiation, Guidance At Senate Hearing  

President Trump’s end to DACA

Trumps position to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) effectively starts a wind-down of the Obama approved program. The wind-down effectively sets expiration dates for the work eligibility of DACA recipients, who number just less than 790,000 per the most recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service data. To the extent they are not already […]

LGBT Protections in the Workplace

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.[1] According to the complaint, Kimberly Hively, an openly lesbian, part-time, adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, applied for a full-time position at least six times over […]

ELS presents How to Land and Leverage a Judicial Clerkship in Any Practice Area

ELS is proud to present a panel discussion on the impactful experience of a judicial clerkship and why it may be right for you. This event is on July 11, 2017 and will be held from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse, Auditorium. Please RSVP by July 5, 2017 to Rukiya Davis […]

DOL Tip Pay Rules Create Worker Shortages for Employers

While employers are generally required to pay non-exempt employees minimum wage, federal law allows employers to pay employees who customarily receive a certain amount of tips a reduced minimum wage in expectation that the employee’s tips will make up the difference.[1] Under federal law, that reduced minimum wage, known as the “tip credit rate,” is […]

Personnel Board Upholds Termination of 2 Supervisors for EEO Policy Violation

Attorney Carmen Alexander recently served as a key witness in personnel board hearings held for two terminated employees seeking to have their terminations overturned.  The two employees were first-line supervisors.  Both were terminated after Alexander found that they violated their employer’s EEO Policy by using the “N” word and, in a separate unconnected EEO investigation, […]

Overtime Pay or Comp Time—Employer’s Choice?

On May 2, 2017, the House voted to pass a bill (HR 1180) that would allow employees to exchange overtime pay for “comp time” similar to what the government has been doing for decades.  This bill would extend this option to private-sector employees, making it legal for them to choose between an hour and a […]