Lindsay Griffin Smith

Lindsay Griffin Smith

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Is Sexual Orientation Including Gender Identity the Next Universally Protected Class in Employment Law?

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order expanding protection of employees of the federal government provided by Executive Orders 11478 and 11246. Specifically, individuals in federal employment cannot be...more

8/22/2014 - Gender Identity Protected Class Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation 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

Playing Kick the Can with the Affordable Care Act: The Administration Further Delays Employer Deadlines

The Treasury Department has announced further extensions for medium-sized and large-sized employers for compliance with the “employer mandate” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The employer mandate requires employers with a...more

2/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Definition Employer Mandates IRS Pay or Play Shared Responsibility Rule Transition Relief U.S. Treasury

SuperVision Today - February 2014

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - The year 2014 marks Spilman Thomas & Battle's 150th anniversary. While we pause to reflect on our first 150 years, we are also looking forward to how we will create our next...more

2/20/2014 - Compliance Employee Benefits Employee Rights Legislative Agendas

8 Important Things You Should Know About the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) is federal legislation that would prohibit employers from discriminating against potential or actual employees during hiring and employment based on their sexual orientation or...more

11/25/2013 - Discrimination ENDA Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Discrimination

SuperVision Today: 4th Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Federal Contractors Should be Planning Ahead for the New Section 503 and VEVRAA Rules - Putting the Pieces Together: How the ACA Impacts Health Reimbursement and Flexible Spending...more

11/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act Class Action Contractors Discrimination DOL ENDA Flexible Spending Accounts FLSA Healthcare Healthcare Reform Mortgages NLRB Pay or Play Reimbursements Sexual Orientation Discrimination Waivers

The Dos and Don’ts of Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations take up the time of the employer, supervisors, and of course the employee – paid time for supervisors and employees – and for a company, time is money. A performance evaluation can be a confrontation,...more

9/9/2013 - Business Development Performance Reviews

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

Supreme Court Approves Vacating Prior PTD Award

Summary - In Roy Justice v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., No. 11-0113 (W.Va. Nov. 14, 2012), the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a significant decision impacting...more

11/28/2012 - Disability

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