ELS Spring Newsletter

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Chandra Davis to Present Webinar: Employment Law Trends and Developments on March 22 at 3 p.m.(ET)

Employment Law in the 2019 Landscape: Trends, Developments and What Lies Ahead Friday, March 22, 2019  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (ET) Click here to see show preview. Key Topics: U.S. and Canadian Employment Law Then and Now Recent Updates and Case Law Rulings Enforcement Trends Compliance Issues and Mitigating Risks Click here to register […]

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 […]

The Legal Issues Involved in the Les Moonves Saga

There’s So Much to Les: The Legal Issues Involved in the Les Moonves Saga Recently disgraced former CBS CEO Les Moonves demanded to arbitrate whether he is entitled to $120,000,000 in severance pay from CBS. The matter raises a number of employment issues that many employers grapple with, including: How to draft employment contracts, severance agreements, […]

Social Media and Workplace Investigations

You’ve seen social media sites used in criminal investigations, but can they be used in workplace investigations? In most cases, yes. Publicly-posted social media posts can assist in conducting workplace investigations, but employers should proceed with caution. Some states have enacted laws and regulations that limit an employer’s access to their workers’ social media accounts. […]

ELS Attorney Jerico Phillips to Participate in 1L Professional Development Bootcamp: Mercer University School of Law

Jerico Phillips of ELS will participate in the 1L Professional Development Bootcamp – Mercer University School of Law on January 11. Jerico will attend on behalf of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Law School Outreach Committee. Register at: https://law.mercer.edu/career/events/   BEAR BOARD https://law-mercer.12twenty.com/Login 1021 Georgia Avenue, Classroom C, Macon, Georgia 31207 January 11:  9:30 am to Noon Get […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Employment Practices

If one of your resolutions is to improve employment practices, this may be the year to consider an Employment Law Advice & Counsel Hotline Retainer Program. ELS offers an “Employment Advice & Counsel Hotline” retainer program to assist clients with routine HR legal matters. ELS focuses on serving business clients and we understand the demands and often […]

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 […]

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); […]