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

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 into workplaces of all types, […]

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 […]

April Update: Growing Practice Areas, Links to Videos, and Information on Upcoming Events

Link to ELS April Update Our latest update contains information on our growing practice areas, links to videos, and information on upcoming events. Growing practice areas include: Investigations – both private and public sector work Executive Employment and Severance Agreements Reductions in Force (RIFs) Workforce Composition Audits Workplace Climate Assessments HR Risk Assessments Mediation Training […]

Employment Law Checklist for Start-Ups & Expanding Businesses

Attorneys at The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis assist business clients with various aspects of employment law. We partner with our clients to provide results-oriented employment law services that are aligned with business fundamentals. ELS offers preventative and proactive services to clients in order to equip them with tools for almost any employment law issue. […]

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 […]

Highlights from the 2019 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference

ELS co-founding partner, Chandra C. Davis, shared highlights from the 2019 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference* held in New Orleans, LA February 16 – 19, 2019. (*f/k/a The Business Meeting & Law Firm Development Day) Chandra serves the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) as Labor & Employment PAC’s Outreach Committee Co-chair.  NAMWOLF […]

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 […]

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 […]

How In-House Mediation Works & How It Can Improve Your Workplace

Mediation is a confidential process where a trained and experienced neutral helps parties to resolve a dispute. Often, the end goal of mediation is a settlement agreement where the parties come up with their own settlement terms. That does not mean that only legal claims can be mediated. Whenever there is a dispute, parties can […]