Archives for December 2018

Expedited Review of Proposed Reduction in Force (RIF)

Reduction in force checklists are plentiful, but what happens if you have some concerns and are under pressure to produce your proposed plan for Board approval with two weeks? While standard checklists are useful, you need to check in with your employment attorney to address your concerns and make sure the RIF you implement will not […]

How In-House Mediation Works & How It Can Improve Your Workplace

Mediation is a confidential process where a trained and experienced neutral helps parties to resolve a dispute. Often, the end goal of mediation is a settlement agreement where the parties come up with their own settlement terms. That does not mean that only legal claims can be mediated. Whenever there is a dispute, parties can […]

Inclement Weather: Employee Safety, Business Closings, Employee Pay, and FLSA

As the HBO hit series Game of Thrones has warned for many years: Winter is Coming. Businesses need to be prepared for the possibility of inclement weather interrupting the workday. Employee safety is always the top consideration during inclement weather and is often the basis for closing a business for a day or two. However, […]

Jerico Phillips and Raquel Crump of The Employment Law Solution McFadden Davis to Coach Therrell High School Mock Trial Team

Jerico Phillips and Raquel Crump of The Employment Law Solution McFadden Davis to Coach Therrell High School Mock Trial Team The Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition is a project of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Jerico and Raquel will join other attorney coaches and provide assistance with cross/direct examination […]

The Employment Law Solution McFadden Davis will Participate in Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s (ALA) Adopt-A-Family Project

The Employment Law Solution McFadden Davis will participate in Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s (ALA) Adopt-A-Family Project again this year. ELS is pleased to join the Atlanta Legal Aid Society’s program and provide holiday gifts to a family of four children. ELS Partner, Jamala McFadden will serve as President of the Board of Atlanta Legal Aid […]

Gender Transitions in the Workplace

Employer obligations to employees that are considering and undergoing gender transition surgery are unclear. No federal employment law explicitly prohibits discrimination against transgender employees, but, some courts, including the Eleventh Circuit, have interpreted Title VII to prohibit such discrimination. See E.E.O.C. v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. 884 F.3d 560 (6th Cir. 2018); […]

Diversity and Next Level Inclusion is a Hallmark of a Great Workplace!

Diversity and next level inclusion is a hallmark of a great workplace! As we enter in to the various religious and cultural winter holidays, we recognize that being respectful and inclusive can be difficult and costly. However, Title VII covered employers are obligated to provide reasonable accommodations for employees to observe religious holidays if it […]