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); […]

Chandra C. Davis and Raquel Crump of McFadden Davis LLC to discuss the latest in holiday pay and other employment law matters on December 10.

Save the Date: December 10, 2018 12:00 – 1:00 PM ‘Tis the Season: For Paid Time Off?  The Fair Labor Standards Act and Holiday Pay Attorneys Chandra C. Davis and Raquel Crump of The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC will discuss the latest in holiday pay and other employment law matters. This course is approved for one hour of general continuing […]

The Importance of Environmental Scans: Ensuring Compliance with Compensation Laws

Environmental scans can help you ensure that your company’s pay structure complies with federal and state compensation laws. Key federal compensation laws include the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”). The FLSA is a broad compensation statute establishing minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards for full-time and […]

The Importance of Environmental Scans: Avoiding Claims of Systemic Discrimination

Environmental scans can help companies anticipate potential systemic discrimination claims before a lawsuit is filed. While most employment discrimination suits involve individual plaintiffs, this is not always the case. An alternate form of liability to which companies may be subjected is a systemic discrimination claim. See 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-6. Systemic discrimination claims argue that […]

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The Importance of Environmental Scans: What is an Environmental Scan?

Environmental scans are a great way to maximize your company’s potential. An environmental scan is the gathering, use, and monitoring of the company’s environment, internal and external, to detect potential threats. Environmental scans cover everything from casual discussions to formal programs of market research and organizational planning. Environmental scans maximize a company’s potential by allowing […]