Planning on Using Seasonal and Millennial Workers?

If you plan to use seasonal and millennial workers this summer – please plan to attend our upcoming webinar on Employment Law Issues Employers Need to Understand. Our presentation will address the following: Does the law require you to pay interns? Managing student/seasonal workers Millennial management Legal claims made by seasonal and summer interns Sexual […]

What Employers Need to Know about the Proposed Revised Rule on Overtime 

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a revised rule on white collar exemptions to the overtime requirement of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the proposal is not yet in place, employers should carefully review their employees categorized as exempt and consider the implications of the proposed revised rule (revised rule may become final in 2020).  “Exempt” employees do not […]

“Similarly Situated in All Material Respects” Standard for Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases 

The Eleventh Circuit Just Established the “Similarly Situated in All Material Respects” Standard for Comparators in Employment Discrimination Cases  The Eleventh Circuit recently issued an en banc decision explaining who is “similarly situated” to an employment discrimination plaintiff within the meaning of the prima facie case.  The Court determined that neither the “nearly identical” nor the “same or […]

ELS Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available online. Highlights: Updated website – including new videos! UPCOMING EVENTS RECENT ARTICLES TEAM MEMBER UPDATES

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 […]