Archives for March 2014

ELS Partners Jamala McFadden, and Chandra Davis selected as 2014 “Rising Stars” and “Super Lawyers”

ELS Partners Jamala McFadden and Chandra Davis were selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2014 “Rising Stars” and “Super Lawyers” in the area of employment defense. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process […]

Employee Misclassification

Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is a huge concern for the Labor Department, and they are getting serious about fixing it. During the past two years, the DOL has collected $18.2 million in back wages for more than 19,000 workers who were misclassified. Now they are teaming up with state agencies to target even more […]

ELS Partner Chandra Davis Lectures at UGA

ELS Partner Chandra C. Davis lectured to a University of Georgia class regarding law and ethics in the workplace on March 25, 2014. Chandra has taught twice a year for the past four years.

ELS Hires First Associate to Start April 2014

ELS is proud to announce the hiring of its first Associate Attorney, Tennille C. Hoover.  Tennille graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Spelman College, earning her B.A. in English Literature. She received her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2012, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Law and Inequality: […]

Two Courts of Appeals to Consider Legality of Paying Incentive Compensation to Fluctuating Workweek Employees

In a pair of appeals that will have significant implications for employers that utilize the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of calculating overtime compensation, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits are considering whether the payment of incentive compensation (in addition to fixed weekly salary) is incompatible with the FWW method. Nothing […]