Kennedy Ends ‘Masterpiece’ With LGBT Rights Legacy Intact

Law360, Washington (June 5, 2018, 10:59 PM EDT) — The case of a baker who refused custom cake orders for same-sex weddings on religious grounds was perhaps the biggest test yet of Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s robust LGBT rights legacy, but after the dust settled on Monday’s ruling in favor of the baker, that record remained […]

Why Mock Trials Are Important

By Raquel H. Crump Many lawyers, while litigators, rarely see the inside of a courtroom. For the few cases that do proceed through trial, preparation is key. Mock trials allow counsel to prepare their best case and receive additional viewpoints that they may not have considered or been aware of. Mock trials unlock the strengths […]

5 Takeaways From Employers’ Win On Class Waivers

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 9:43 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for employers nationwide to require workers to sign away their right to pursue class actions in a blockbuster ruling that attorneys on both sides of the bar agree will translate to millions more workers being bound by class waivers. […]

Supreme Court Empowers Employers

TheFederal Arbitration Act of 1925(FAA) and the National Labor Relations Act of 1935(NLRA) are decades-old statutes, each playing a major role in the relationship between employers and employees. The FAA broadly encourages private dispute resolution through arbitration, while the NLRA protects employees (not just union members) who engage in “concerted activities” for “mutual aid or […]

Supreme Court Empowers Employer Arbitration Agreements

The Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 (FAA) and the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA) are decades-old statutes, each playing a major role in the relationship between employers and employees. The FAA broadly encourages private dispute resolution through arbitration, while the NLRA protects employees (not just union members) who engage in “concerted activities” for […]

Watch our Sexual Harassment Workshop Live Tomorrow!

Can’t attend our workshop tomorrow? Watch it live on Facebook or YouTube. We’ll be starting at 11:30 am!

ELS Partner Jamala S. McFadden Appointed to Judicial Qualifications Commission

  Jamala McFadden has been appointed to a one-year term as the attorney member of the hearing panel for the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Members of the JQC are appointed by the Supreme Court, the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the House of Representatives. Jamala’s term begins July 1. Congratulations Jamala!

Pres. Obama’s Supreme Court Justice Nomination is a YES for Employees

On Wednesday, March 16, President Obama announced The Honorable Merrick B. Garland, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.  Judge Garland has almost two decades of federal judiciary experience.  He oversaw the prosecutions of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols for the […]

Supreme Court Tightens Standard In Retaliation Cases

As the U.S. Supreme Court ended its most recent term with a number of cases that will have broad societal implications, one employment law case decided by the Court seems to have taken somewhat of a back seat, despite the significant effect it will have on retaliation claims arising out of workplace discrimination complaints. In […]