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 […]

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 […]

Raise Your Defenses and Raise Them Early: A Good Reminder from the Supreme Court for Employment Counsel Defending Title VII Claims

On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States released its opinion in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis leading to a very valuable lesson for employers – raise your defenses and raise them early. The employee in this case filed an EEOC charge against her employer for sexual harassment and retaliation for […]

Workplace Bullying: States are Taking Action

by Jamie Thompson, Summer Associate Employers should be aware that bullying may give rise to actionable harassment claims when the bullying is connected to a protected category. Bullying is often thought of as a problem that was outgrown and left behind from days in grade school and on the playground. However, bullying has crossed over […]

Attorney Tennille Hoover Returns to ELS

Tennille Hoover is an attorney with ELS. Using her former experience as an HR director for an employer with over 6000 employees, Tennille provides strategic employment law representation and counseling to complement organizational management and minimize legal liability. Tennille is highly skilled in managing, analyzing, and problem-solving a wide array of HR matters, including employee […]

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 […]

What Employers Need to Know about the Proposed Revised Rule on Overtime 

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a revised rule on white collar exemptions to the overtime requirement of Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the proposal is not yet in place, employers should carefully review their employees categorized as exempt and consider the implications of the proposed revised rule (revised rule may become final in 2020).  “Exempt” employees do not […]

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 […]