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 issues. […]

Jamala McFadden’s Highlights from The National Diversity & Leadership Conference

The National Diversity Council’s conference last week in Dallas did not disappoint!  Keynote speakers President Barack Obama, General Colin Powell and America Ferrera were on point with lessons on leadership, diversity and inclusion and living a good life.  It was an absolute pleasure to be included in a speaker lineup that included such heavyweights.  I […]

Highlights from the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. (LIWOCA) 2019 – 14th Annual Leadership Conference

ELS attorney Raquel Crump shared highlights from the LIWOCA Annual Conference held in Washington, DC March 27-29, 2019.   LIWOCA provides annual scholarships to women of color in law school. LIWOCA’s mission is to educate, mentor, inspire and network with women of color attorneys and businesswomen as well as create a forum for mentoring and networking. Raquel serves on LIWOCA’s Annual Conference Planning Committee […]

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, […]

Public Employers Turn Attention to Addressing Harassment Complaints

No doubt, recent developments and media articles have captured everyone’s attention. Highlights of recent developments in Georgia: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s recent executive order regarding the state’s sexual harassment training program sets up new training requirements for state employees and managers. Governor Kemp made the state’s inspector general’s office the ultimate repository for complaints. The […]

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); […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

Eight years ago, ELS Partner, Chandra C. Davis became a mother to a beautiful daughter. She, like many women, decided to breastfeed; but Davis also worked full time as an attorney. One morning, Davis had a deposition to attend and arranged to have two rooms reserved: one for the deposition and the other to use […]