ELS Newsletter Fall 2019

The Employment Law Solution: McFadden Davis, LLC includes Tips for Creating an Alliance Culture for Gender Identity, Information on Gender Self-Identification, and a Discussion of Modern Day Workplace Discrimination in their latest newsletter. ELS is proud to be recognized by our client, AT&T, for our efforts to increase the pipeline of diverse individuals entering the […]

Mental Health Issues: ADA, FMLA and Reasonable Accommodation

Employee mental health issues are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act. What that means to you the employer or HR professional is that if an employee of an organization with 15 or more employees has a mental health condition, they are likely eligible for a reasonable accommodation. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chandra Davis to Present at Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference in Atlanta, September 10

Management Information Exchange (MIE) Conference for Legal Services Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors in Atlanta, September 9 and 10. Chandra Davis to lead discussion of employment law rules and regulations on September 10. Chandra will update and review the most pressing employment law and compliance issues–FLSA, FMLA, ACA, ADA and reasonable accommodations, harassment in the […]

ELS August Update and Upcoming Events

Link to our latest update. Highlights and quick links: Webinar with Chandra C. Davis – HR Regulations: Disabled Employees, Discrimination and Equal Pay – Wednesday, August 15, 2 pm LINK to RECORDING. Special Employment Law Webinar for Owners & Managers of Small Law Firms, Thursday, August 22 from 11 am to NOON Management Information Exchange […]

NAMWOLF 2019 Annual Meeting & Law Firm Expo Los Angeles Sept. 22-25

ELS is proud to support minority and women-owned law firms by sponsoring the NAMWOLF 2019 Meeting & Law Firm Expo in Los Angeles on September 22 to 25. Chandra C. Davis and Tennille Hoover will be on-site to engage with attendees. Contact Chandra at [email protected] or Tennille at [email protected] to make plans to meet up […]

Chandra Davis and Nzinga Shaw Present Taking Diversity and Inclusion to the Next Level!

Chandra Davis and Nzinga Shaw will present Taking Diversity and Inclusion to the Next Level on August 1 from 1:30 to 3 pm at the EEOC’s EXCEL Training Conference in Atlanta. Attend this session for an interactive panel presentation and discussion on developing a diverse and inclusive culture, along with meaningful metrics you can use […]