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271 17th Street NW, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30363, United States
Phone: 404-888-3800
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The Department of Labor Changes Course on Tip-Pooling Restrictions

Quite a bit of effort goes into making an enjoyable restaurant experience, such as good food, prompt service and, of course, cleanliness. Want to reward the dishwashers for providing you with spotless silverware, expediters for…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Appellate Court Nixes Employee Arbitration Agreements

By Decision dated July 19, 2017 (the “Decision”), the Appellate Division, First Department (the “First Department”) (which has jurisdiction over Manhattan and Bronx) held that arbitration agreements obligating employees to waive…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Stuntman’s death on ‘The Walking Dead’ set a sad reminder of common workplace hazards

Tragically, stuntman John Bernecker died last week in Atlanta after falling 30 feet to a concrete floor while working on a fight scene for AMC’s zombie-apocalypse series “The Walking Dead.” In response, the show temporarily…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Non-Compete News – Third Circuit Says Tortious Interference with a Non-Compete Requires Actual Knowledge of the Agreement at Issue

An employer hiring an individual known to be subject to a non-compete contract can expect to be accused of tortiously interfering with that contract. On the other hand, the hiring employer should be innocent of wrongdoing if it…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Lawsuits Challenging OSHA Rule Halted as OSHA Reconsiders Rule

In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated the Record Keeping Modernization Rule (the Rule) which required certain employers to submit injury and illness data electronically and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Georgia's New Kin Care Law: Who is Covered and What It Means for Employers

On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 201, now known as Act 203, into law. The law went into effect on July 1, 2017. In short, the new law requires covered employers, who provide paid sick leave to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Eleventh Circuit Sets the Stage for U.S. Supreme Court Certification on Whether Sexual Orientation is Protected by Title VII

On March 10, 2017, in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a split panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that it was bound by prior precedent that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New media rating seeks to bring common sense to gender stereotyping

When my son was five and constantly arguing and negotiating for extra dessert or whatever it was that he wanted at any given time, people would often say, “You should be a lawyer!” His response was always: “I don’t want to be a…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tenth Circuit Rules Employer That Pays More Than Minimum Wage Does Not Have to Share Customers' Tips With Employees

On June 30, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled in Marlow v. The New Food Guy, Inc. d/b/a Relish Catering (Relish) that neither the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) nor a Department of Labor (DOL)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Florida Enacts Law to Implement Provisions of its Medical Marijuana Amendment, but Significant Questions Remain for Employers

Recently, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill intended to implement provisions of the medical marijuana constitutional amendment that was approved by Florida voters last November (Amendment 2). The new law…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

DOL's Revival of Opinion Letters and Request for Input on Overtime Rules Welcome News for Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will return to the practice of issuing Opinion Letters in response to inquiries from businesses regarding federal wage and hour issues, a practice abandoned under the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Calendar Year Plans Need to File Form 5500 by Monday, July 31, 2017

Executive Summary: The Form 5500 is an annual report that must be filed for every employee benefit plan that covers 100 or more participants. For calendar year plans, these forms must be filed by July 31, 2017…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Tesla’s CEO makes personal pledge for employee safety

Tesla, an electric-automobile manufacturer, made headlines last month after Worksafe, a California-based worker advocacy group, released a report in May indicating that the injury rates at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances - A Differential Diagnosis of Implementing Rules

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Major Headaches Coming for Chicago and Cook County Employers When Implementing Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

As most employers in the “Chicagoland” area are hopefully already aware, both Chicago and Cook County have enacted paid sick leave (PSL) ordinances that go into effect July 1, 2017. Although the two ordinances are remarkably…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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