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 […]

Mediation of Employment Law Claims Seminar Oct. 23 at Noon

Raquel Crump to Present Mediation of Employment Law Claims with Tanya Tate of Bay Mediation and Arbitration Services. This program will be held at ELS, 3100 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 1480, Atlanta, GA 30339. Please join us on Oct. 23 for an informative one hour luncheon (12 – 1 p.m.) Lunch will be provided and you […]

DOL Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Update Joint Employer Test

On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to clarify when employers are considered joint employers where they share or exercise control over workers. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) came on the heels of two other significant NPRMs from the DOL regarding minimum salary levels for overtime exemptions (March […]

Modern Day Discrimination

by Chandra C. Davis and Jordan Starks, Esq. In 1979, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted, and established the legal standard for discrimination in the workplace. Employees who were members of a protected class (race, national origin, sex, age, or disability) were given protection against discrimination in the workplace. However, these categories […]

Dispute Between EEOC and DOJ: LGBTQ Protections Under Title VII

In 2017, the Trump administration, through the Department of Justice (DOJ), reversed the Obama-era policy which used Title VII to protect transgender employees from discrimination. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to U.S. Attorneys, stating, “Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on […]

Gender Self-Identification

Gender binary is the classification of gender into two distinct, opposite and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine, whether by social or cultural belief. Gender binary is also known as gender binarism, binarism, or genderism. The number of people identifying as “gender-nonbinary”—meaning, as neither male nor female—is on the rise. According to Gender Wiki, people […]

Tips to Create an Alliance Culture for Gender Identity

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 create an alliance […]

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 […]

Chandra C. Davis to Present Best Practices for FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Handling Complaints

Chandra Davis will present Best Practices for FLSA, FMLA, ADA and Handling Complaints at the MIE Conference for Legal Services Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors (MIE Conference) on September 10 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The conference theme is Essential Skills for Stronger Leaders. Link to Conference Program. Employment law is complex. Various laws potentially […]

ELS Summer Employment Law Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available on our LinkedIn page. Articles include: Supreme Court To Decide LGBTQ Workers’ Rights Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action Other informative topics: Employment Law Checklist, Risk Management, and Internships. #ELSFirm […]