It May Be Time to Reclassify Some Employees as Non-Exempt or Implement Pay Raises

Under a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on September 24, 2019, employees who make less than $35,568 are eligible for overtime pay effective Jan. 1, 2020. To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold […]

Gender Identity – Creating a Positive and Safe Work Environment

Raquel Crump notes creating a positive and safe work environment is more important than ever and it benefits employers and employees. The right actions assist changing workplace culture to reflect our changing society. Gender identity may cause some employees caution when interacting with other employees, despite years of working relationships. Here are some tips to […]

Tennille Hoover to Present at The Solo & Small Firm Institute CLE

Tennille Hoover will present Don’t Let Your Money Fly Away! Thorny HR Issues for Solo and Small Firms. September 26 and 27, State Bar of Georgia. Limited programming via video conference to Savannah & Tifton State Bar Offices. Tennille will present in the Auditorium on September 26 from 1:30 to 2:35 p.m. The Solo & […]

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 […]

Webinar with Chandra C. Davis – HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Discrimination and Equal Pay – Wed., Aug. 15, 2 pm

Please join Chandra Davis and Sanquinetta Maria Dover for an informative presentation on August 15 at 2 p.m. HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Workplace Discrimination, Equal Pay Register at http://bit.ly/DiscussionswithDoverEpisode1. Discussion Duration:  40 minutes with 15 minutes Q & A.  Join us as we discuss hot topics affecting business owners and HR. Learn about best practices, employees’ well-being […]

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: GA Labor Law Poster Change and EEOC Releases Sample Forms to Help Employers with EEO-1 Survey

Georgia recently released an update for labor law posters to include the Workers’ Compensation Bill of Rights new benefit dollar amounts and a new revision date. Additionally, employers were informed that the EEOC now requires a second component of the EEO-1 Survey for employers with over 100 employees. Component 2 asks for employees’ hours worked […]

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 […]

Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action

by Jamie Thompson, Summer Associate Employers should be aware that bullying may give rise to actionable harassment claims when the bullying is connected to a protected category. Bullying is often thought of as a problem that was outgrown and left behind from days in grade school and on the playground. However, bullying has crossed over […]

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 […]