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 […]

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 […]

#MeToo: Best Practices for Appellate Courts to Address Past and Avoid Future Sexual Harassment Claims,” Appellate Judges Education Institute, 2018 Summit

  The courthouse, like any other workplace, is not immune from issues and incidents of sexual harassment.  The elements that have given rise to dramatic sexual harassment issues in other working environments exist in the judicial arena,  including: power and prestige differentials among members of the judiciary, their law clerks and other court personnel; the […]

The Multi-Bar Leadership Council (MBLC) Recognizes ELS Partner Jamala McFadden

  November 8, 2018–MBLC’S SETH KIRSCHENBAUM DIVERSITY AWARD recipients embody MBLC’s mission of fostering meaningful and positive interaction among diverse members of the Bar. This effort is demonstrated through the individual or entity’s leadership in programs and efforts that support diversity and inclusion. Specifically, the SK Diversity Award is given to an individual who or […]

“Drum Majors for Justice: The Georgia Experience,” Appellate Judges Education Institute, 2018 Summit

  As covered in the Fulton County Daily Report, ELS Partner Jamala McFadden moderated a discussion between retired Court of Appeals Judge Herb Phipps and historian Maurice Daniels providing a historical legal perspective on the lives and legacies of Georgia civil rights lawyers, particularly Donald Hollowell and C.B. King. The discussion was the opening session […]

Jamala McFadden, ELS Partner, receives the Georgia Diversity Council’s “Most Powerful & Influential Woman” Award

October 19, 2018—Jamala was proud to be recognized by the Georgia Diversity Counsel a 2018 Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award recipient.  The award recognizes women who: Provide leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors Sustain a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of her career Have clout within […]

California Takes Steps to Push Gender Equality in the Board Room

Beginning on December 31, 2019, companies with principal executive offices (based on the corporation’s SEC 10-K filing) located in California will be required to have at least one (1) female on their board of directors. See S.B. 826 (Ca. 2018). California is the first state to enact such a measure, although, other countries, such as […]