Families First Coronavirus Response Act in Effect April 1, 2020

3/26/20 The Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) on March 18th. The President signed the legislation on the evening of March 18, which means the leave provisions will go into effect on April 1 and has a sunset provision of December 31, 2020. The Act creates several significant paid […]

Social Distancing and Impact in the Workplace

Impact of Social Distancing on the Workplace & Employee Mental State During this time of uncertainty as we tread into unprecedented waters, we at ELS think it is important to focus on the impact social distancing has on not just us as individuals, but from an employment perspective as well. Social distancing is defined as […]

A Message From ELS About COVID-19

Dear ELS Client-Partners: The Center for Disease Control recommends that all employers consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace. To that end, we at ELS have told our employees that there is no expectation for them to come to the office to […]

Coronavirus Update

ELS Update 3/18/2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing unprecedented disruptions to business operations on a global scale. If you have not already established a plan regarding your workforce, you are advised to do so now, before the government does it for you. Immediately identify key decision makers and employee communication protocols. Phase 1 – […]

Coronavirus, Travel & Your Employees

ELS Monday evening, March 2, Governor Kemp confirmed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has positively identified two Georgia residents with the coronavirus.  Employers in Georgia and around the nation need to make plans about the possibility of school and other building closures and restrictions on travel in and out of the United […]

ELS Newsletter Fall 2019

The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC includes Tips for Creating an Alliance Culture for Gender Identity, Information on Gender Self-Identification, and a Discussion of Modern Day Workplace Discrimination in their latest newsletter. ELS is proud to be recognized by our client, AT&T, for our efforts to increase the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the […]

Mental Health Issues: ADA, FMLA and Reasonable Accommodation

Employee mental health issues are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act. What that means to you the employer or HR professional is that if an employee of an organization with 15 or more employees has a mental health condition, they are likely eligible for a reasonable accommodation. […]

ELS Honored to Receive AT&T Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Award

ELS is proud to be recognized by our client, AT&T, for our efforts to increase the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the legal profession. In praising our efforts, AT&T’s General Counsel, David McAtee, acknowledged that we are a small firm that punches well above our weight! Check out our video highlighting some of our work. […]

ELS Recruiting Legal Assistant

If you are a Legal Assistant with experience working in employment law, please consider responding to our posting for a Legal Assistant. Please send your resume and cover letter detailing why you would be a great addition to our team to [email protected] Overview of Legal Office Assistant Duties & Tasks Performing general office clerk duties […]

It May Be Time to Reclassify Some Employees as Non-Exempt or Implement Pay Raises

Under a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on September 24, 2019, employees who make less than $35,568 are eligible for overtime pay effective Jan. 1, 2020. To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold […]