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 […]

Workplace Violence: How to Avoid It!

Twenty percent of all violent crime in U.S. occurs in the workplace, injuring more than two million workers annually. More than 50 million U.S. employees feel they have been bullied on the job. If you have your own privately ran business, or you are just an employee at one, you should know the proper steps […]