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271 17th Street NW, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30363, United States
Phone: 404-888-3800
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Class Action
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
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  • New York
  • North Carolina
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  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

California's New Criminal Background Check Regulations to Go Into Effect July 1, 2017

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently enacted regulations that impose additional burdens on employers’ use of criminal background checks in employment decisions. The new regulations are expected…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

"Common Sense Reality": Seventh Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

In a landmark decision overruling decades of precedent, the Seventh Circuit en banc declared that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. This comes as the first decision of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Virginia Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Bowman Doctrine for Wrongful Termination of an At-Will Employee

In Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, the Virginia Supreme Court first recognized an exception to the employment at-will doctrine based upon an employer’s violation of public policy in the discharge of an employee. In…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Unwritten rules cause uncertainty in sports and at work

Anyone who follows sports, even on a casual basis, has heard about “unwritten rules.” But the problem with unwritten rules is that sometimes they can be subject to different interpretations and standards. This is because, well,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Pick me! Pick me! NFL draft lessons for HR

The NFL draft is fast approaching, and with it comes the multiple prognostications and mock drafts that try to divine which teams will try to link up with the which talent coming out of the college ranks…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

24-Hour Home Care Workers Must Be Paid For All 24 Hours (Appellate Division, First Department, New York Supreme Court)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the First Department, Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court held that 24-hour case home care workers must be paid for all 24 hours if they are “nonresidential,” that is, they do not exclusively…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Limits Right to Jury Trial on Health Care Whistleblower Claims

The California Supreme Court recently held that California Health and Safety Code section 1278.5(g), which protects health care workers and medical staff from discrimination and retaliation for reporting unsafe patient care and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Non-Teaching Employees of a Private Religious University

In an April 6, 2017, decision, Saint Xavier University, 365 NLRB No. 64 (2017), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) determined that it was appropriate to exercise jurisdiction over a petitioned-for unit of housekeeping…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Tragedies on and off the silver screen: How to avoid costly workplace injuries

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the title of a science fiction horror film that was recently released worldwide. The horror that occurred behind the scenes in the making of the movie rivaled the fictional onscreen terror…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Escape Private Claims under the Tennessee Tip Statute

In Hardy v. Tournament Players Club Southwind, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that an employee cannot pursue a private right of action under the Tennessee Tip Statute, T.C.A. § 50-2-107. This statute sets forth an employer’s…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Revokes Blacklisting Executive Order, Including Paycheck Disclosure Requirements

President Trump has signed a Joint Resolution (H.J. Res. 37) disapproving federal agency rules implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (EO 13673) (also known as the “Blacklisting” EO) signed by former…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Second and Eleventh Circuits Rule They are Bound by Prior Precedent that Title VII Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination, but Some Judges Suggest It Should

As these authors have previously reported, several cases analyzing whether sexual orientation is protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have been winding their way through the courts…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

“Boss Baby”—an adorable film about leading others to succeed

My kids are begging me to take them to see the new movie “Boss Baby,” an animated film about a baby (who is actually a savvy business leader) who leads other babies in an uprising against puppies, who are encroaching on the…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

California Court Approves $700,000 Settlement for Seating Claim Brought By Retail Employees

The effects of the California Supreme Court’s latest interpretation to provide seating to workers are beginning to show, as the United States District Court for the Central District of California recently approved a $700,000…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Texas' Pending LGBT-Related Legislation: What it Means for Employers

Issues pertaining to LGBT rights have been a focal point of public debate and discourse for several years, but since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, these issues increasingly have also been the focus…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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