ELS Summer Employment Law Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available on our LinkedIn page. Articles include: Supreme Court To Decide LGBTQ Workers’ Rights Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action Other informative topics: Employment Law Checklist, Risk Management, and Internships. #ELSFirm […]

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 […]

Georgia’s Judiciary has Established an Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government

As head of Georgia’s judiciary, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced he has established an “Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.” The Committee is charged with gathering research, examining and evaluating best practices, and encouraging all classes of Georgia courts and court councils to establish policies to prevent […]

#CheersTo5Years-The Pipeline, Vol. 4

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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 […]

State Equal Pay Laws

Most states have laws prohibiting wage discrimination based on sex. Most state equal pay acts grant exceptions for pay based on wage differentials other than gender, such as seniority or merit. Below is a chart of each state’s equal pay law. State Provisions Alabama None. Alaska Employers cannot pay females less than males for comparable work […]

Key Considerations When Drafting a Language Policy

Employers may require workers to speak a specific language while performing certain job duties. While not illegal, this requirement can pose some risks. The practice note provides guidance on key considerations and provides guidance for drafting, implementing, and enforcing effective and legally compliant English-only policies in the workplace. This note addresses the following topics: Introduction to […]

5 Takeaways From Employers’ Win On Class Waivers

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 9:43 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for employers nationwide to require workers to sign away their right to pursue class actions in a blockbuster ruling that attorneys on both sides of the bar agree will translate to millions more workers being bound by class waivers. […]

Supreme Court Empowers Employers

TheFederal Arbitration Act of 1925(FAA) and the National Labor Relations Act of 1935(NLRA) are decades-old statutes, each playing a major role in the relationship between employers and employees. The FAA broadly encourages private dispute resolution through arbitration, while the NLRA protects employees (not just union members) who engage in “concerted activities” for “mutual aid or […]