Alyesha Asghar Dotson

Alyesha Asghar Dotson

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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EEOC Ratchets Up Focus on Pregnancy Discrimination with Updated Guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent guidance regarding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace heralds that agency’s renewed focus on that topic. After three decades of silence on the issue of...more

8/20/2014 - EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination

SuperVision Today - August 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Developments for Federal Contractors - The Fate of Obamacare Premium Tax Credits - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity the Next Protected Class? - EEOC Ratchets Up Focus on Pregnancy...more

8/18/2014 - Affordable Care Act EEOC Employee Rights Federal Contractors Gender Identity Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination Tax Credits

Tackling Class Actions Before They Start

Courts continue to make it easier for employers to adopt arbitration agreements and class action waivers. In our most recent edition of SuperVision Today, we mentioned recent rulings from National Labor Relations Board...more

12/10/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton NLRA NLRB

Using Class Action Waivers

The United States Supreme Court Gives Employers a Tool to Stave Off the Threat of Class Actions and Class Arbitrations - Earlier this year, in the Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter and American Express Co. v. Italian...more

9/5/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Actions Oxford Health v Sutter SCOTUS

SuperVision Today - 3rd Quarter 2013

Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - Welcome to the third-quarter edition of SuperVision Today, Spilman Thomas & Battle's labor and employment e-newsletter. We are very excited about the recently launched Spilman...more

9/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Compliance HIPAA Oxford Health v Sutter Performance Reviews SCOTUS

The Board Plays On: The NLRB Clarifies Its Position on At-Will Disclaimers

In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set the business community atwitter when an administrative law judge in American Red Cross decided that an at-will disclaimer in an employee handbook violated the National...more

5/21/2013 - At-Will Employment Employee Handbooks Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity

SuperVision Today - 2nd Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - The Board Plays On: The NLRB Clarifies Its Position on At-Will Disclaimers - Interns This Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs...more

5/16/2013 - FLSA Hiring & Firing NLRB Rule 68 Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

EEOC Diversity Luncheon: Discussions of Budget Hurdles and Enforcement Priorities with Hon. Jacqueline Berrien and Hon. Victoria...

When the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Jacqueline A. Berrien, and EEOC Commissioner Victoria A. Lipnic sat down for an informal conversation regarding workplace diversity during the...more

5/10/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Equal Pay Act Federal Budget Gender Discrimination Spending Cuts

NLRB Outlines Employers' Social Media Policy Dos and Don'ts

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has become active in scrutinizing and striking down employers’ social media policies. Three times in the last year, the NLRB issued Operations Management Memoranda providing employers...more

4/30/2013 - NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Social Media Social Media Policy

SuperVision Today - 4th Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - How do you maintain at-will employment if you can't tell anyone? - Update on Class Actions Following Dukes v. Wal-Mart - Important Employer-Related...more

12/26/2012 - Affordable Care Act Age Discrimination At-Will Employment Class Action Discrimination NLRB Wal-Mart

How do you maintain at-will employment if you can’t tell anyone?

While two recent memoranda from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) have helped clarify the Board’s position, employers remain rightfully troubled by the NLRB’s position that having employees...more

11/21/2012 - At-Will Employment NLRB

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