No Topic Too High – Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Tennille Hoover will participate in a panel discussion – No Topic Too High – Medical Marijuana and the Workplace at Georgia Power on March 13 at 5:30 p.m. Atlanta Chapter Meeting of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources Event Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Topic: No Topic Too High – Medical Marijuana and the […]

Highlights from the 2019 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference

ELS co-founding partner, Chandra C. Davis, shared highlights from the 2019 NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference* held in New Orleans, LA February 16 – 19, 2019. (*f/k/a The Business Meeting & Law Firm Development Day) Chandra serves the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) as Labor & Employment PAC’s Outreach Committee Co-chair.  NAMWOLF […]

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, […]

Social Media and Workplace Investigations

You’ve seen social media sites used in criminal investigations, but can they be used in workplace investigations? In most cases, yes. Publicly-posted social media posts can assist in conducting workplace investigations, but employers should proceed with caution. Some states have enacted laws and regulations that limit an employer’s access to their workers’ social media accounts. […]

New Year’s Resolution: Improve Employment Practices

If one of your resolutions is to improve employment practices, this may be the year to consider an Employment Law Advice & Counsel Hotline Retainer Program. ELS offers an “Employment Advice & Counsel Hotline” retainer program to assist clients with routine HR legal matters. ELS focuses on serving business clients and we understand the demands and often […]

Expedited Review of Proposed Reduction in Force (RIF)

Reduction in force checklists are plentiful, but what happens if you have some concerns and are under pressure to produce your proposed plan for Board approval with two weeks? While standard checklists are useful, you need to check in with your employment attorney to address your concerns and make sure the RIF you implement will not […]

How In-House Mediation Works & How It Can Improve Your Workplace

Mediation is a confidential process where a trained and experienced neutral helps parties to resolve a dispute. Often, the end goal of mediation is a settlement agreement where the parties come up with their own settlement terms. That does not mean that only legal claims can be mediated. Whenever there is a dispute, parties can […]