Chandra Davis to Present at Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference in Atlanta, September 10

Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference for Legal Services Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors in Atlanta, September 9 and 10. Chandra Davis to lead discussion of employment law rules and regulations on September 10. Chandra will update and review the most pressing employment law and compliance issues–FLSA, FMLA, ACA, ADA and reasonable accommodations, harassment in the […]

ELS August Update and Upcoming Events

Link to our latest update. Highlights and quick links: Webinar with Chandra C. Davis – HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Discrimination and Equal Pay – Wednesday, August 15, 2 pm LINK to RECORDING. Special Employment Law Webinar for Owners & Managers of Small Law Firms, Thursday, August 22 from 11 am to NOON Management Information Exchange […]

Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Claims

On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States released its opinion in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis leading to a very valuable lesson for employers – raise your defenses and raise them early. The employee in this case filed an EEOC charge against her employer for sexual harassment and retaliation for […]

Attorney Tennille Hoover Returns to ELS

Tennille Hoover is an attorney with ELS. Using her former experience as an HR director for an employer with over 6000 employees, Tennille provides strategic employment law representation and counseling to complement organizational management and minimize legal liability. Tennille is highly skilled in managing, analyzing, and problem-solving a wide array of HR matters, including employee […]

Jamala McFadden to Present on Employment Discrimination at National Diversity & Leadership Conference

Jamala McFadden to participate in a panel discussion regarding the Current State of Employment Discrimination at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference on April 11 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Join Jamala in Dallas, Texas for the Diversity & Leadership Conference. On April 11th President Barack Obama will have an intimate Q&A session. #NOWNOTLATER #DLCONFERENCE2019 #NDC #NATIONALDIVERSITYCOUNCIL #DIVERSITY […]

Public Employers Turn Attention to Addressing Harassment Complaints

No doubt, recent developments and media articles have captured everyone’s attention. Highlights of recent developments in Georgia: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s recent executive order regarding the state’s sexual harassment training program sets up new training requirements for state employees and managers. Governor Kemp made the state’s inspector general’s office the ultimate repository for complaints. The […]

Climate Assessment for Public Entity – Confidential and Rush Project Completed in One Month

A public entity contacted The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis requesting a proposal for the firm to conduct a Workplace Climate Assessment. ELS proposed a team of two lawyers skilled in workplace investigations to complete the project within an aggressive timeline.  Jamala McFadden and Raquel Crump managed the workplace climate assessment to “identify areas of […]

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 […]

Getting Ahead of the Age Game

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits employers from making employment decisions based on an employee’s age.[1] However, uncertainty remains as to whether applicants can pursue age discrimination claims based on disparate impact in the hiring process. Disparate impact is a type of claim that allows an applicant or employee to sue […]

Avoiding Legal Liability In An Interview

Avoiding Legal Liability In An Interview[1] Federal and state laws have been created to protect, not only employees, but applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national original, age and disability or genetic information. Many employers believe explicitly and directly asking questions in interviews concerning these inherent characteristics only subjects them […]