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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]