Archives for November 2013

ELS Becomes a WBENC Certified Employment Law Firm

We are proud to be certified as a women’s business enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The WBENC is dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified WBEs, and government entities in partnership with its Regional […]

ELS Partner Chandra Davis Provides Dinner for Families

On Wednesday, November 13th, ELS Partner Chandra Davis provided dinner for the families at Nicholas House in Grant Park, a long-term homeless shelter for families. The firm partnered with two Emory Law students to serve dinner to those in need. “ELS is just as committed to giving back to the community as we are to meeting our […]

Can An Indefinite Leave Of Absence Be A Reasonable Accommodation?

One of the most difficult issues an HR professional or in-house employment counsel faces is how to deal with an employee who cannot return to work after FMLA leave expires. Is additional leave required?  What law applies and what are the obligations for an employer in this situation? Despite the uncertainty of what additional leave […]

ELS Partner Jamala McFadden teaches Legal Education Course

ELS Partner, Jamala McFadden, co-taught a Continuing Legal Education course on “Hanging Your Own Shingle” for the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorney’s Professional Development Academy on October 23, 2013.  The course focused on whether starting a practice is the right choice at the right time, strategic considerations, and the business of law. GABWA PDA […]

ELS becomes a GMSDC Certified Employment Law Firm

We are proud to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (“GMSDC”), a non-profit organization established in 1976 as a regional office of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.  The mission of the GMSDC is to foster and expand mutually beneficial economic opportunities between certified minority business enterprises (MBEs), […]

ELS Partners “Run for Justice” with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society

ELS participated in The Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s 22nd Run for Justice in Oakhurst on Saturday, November 9th. We would like to thank everyone who was a part of the ELS team! Benefits from the event go to the general operating fund of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.

Top 5 Strategies To Minimize Risk of Wage Discrimination Claims Based On Gender

It’s rather easy for employers to create situations that seem to foster gender discrimination. To minimize the risk of discrimination claims based on gender, employers should conduct periodic audits of their compensation practices to determine if gender groups are treated differently, and if they are, to clarify that such disparities are based on legitimate non-gender-based […]