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 […]

California Takes Steps to Push Gender Equality in the Board Room

Beginning on December 31, 2019, companies with principal executive offices (based on the corporation’s SEC 10-K filing) located in California will be required to have at least one (1) female on their board of directors. See S.B. 826 (Ca. 2018). California is the first state to enact such a measure, although, other countries, such as […]

Separation Notices

In Georgia, when the employment relationship ends, employers are required to provide departing employees with a separation notice.  Separation notices must be provided if an employee is fired, laid off, or quits. The notice is a one-page form document, DOL Form 800, available on the Georgia Department of Labor (“DOL”) website (https://dol.georgia.gov/documents/separation-notice-individual-dol-800). The employer must […]

Getting Ahead of the Age Game

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits employers from making employment decisions based on an employee’s age.[1] However, uncertainty remains as to whether applicants can pursue age discrimination claims based on disparate impact in the hiring process. Disparate impact is a type of claim that allows an applicant or employee to sue […]

Free Employment Law Pop-Up Clinic for Small Businesses

Join ELS on September 7, 2018 from 9 am-12 pm for its FREE Employment Law Pop Up Clinic! Small businesses in the surrounding areas can receive complimentary one-on-one consultations, as well as engaging group discussions, regarding topics such as classification of workers (1099 vs. W2), background checks, employee handbooks, small business resources, and many other […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

At times employers must decide whether a worker is an employee (W2) or independent contractor (1099).  In general, most people who work in an employer’s business regularly are employees, not independent contractors.  An example of an independent contractor is a painter.  An employer hires a painter for a project like painting the breakroom in its […]

Helpful Tip for Hiring Summer Interns: Internship Should Not Guarantee Employment

Wondering if your internship program is legally compliant? Want to start an internship program, but do not know where to begin? View this helpful tip for employers when hiring summer interns. This tip discusses how the internship should not guarantee employment to the interns participating in the program. If you have any questions about hiring […]

The Pipeline! ELS Anniversary, Events, Summer HR Law Tips!!!

Have you seen our newsletter? Click the picture to check out all of the great things that ELS has coming up in The Pipeline!