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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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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Magnum, SMH

Who could possibly sully the sainted memory of Thomas Magnum, fictional private investigator and iconic 1980s bon vivant? All 45 of these guys, apparently…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Takes Effect April 1, 2018

A new Massachusetts law, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, will expand existing legal protections for pregnant employees beginning April 1, 2018. Most notably, employers will be required to provide reasonable accommodations for…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

What Employers Need to Know About Employee Verification Requirements: Recent Changes to Form I-9 and Challenges Posed by a Natural Disaster

Although immigration has been a hot political topic lately, employers’ obligations to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (“IRCA”), 8 U.S.C. § 1324a, have remained consistent for the last few years. As…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Non-Compete News - Florida Supreme Court Holds Referral Sources Are Legitimate Business Interests Under Florida's Non-Compete Statute

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court held that referral sources can be valid legitimate business interests under Florida’s non-compete statute, potentially warranting enforcement of a restrictive…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The 2nd Department Rejects NYSDOL's "13 Hours Rule" For 24-Hour Shift Workers

Last week, in two long-awaited decisions, the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department ruled that home care workers who worked 24-hour shifts, commonly referred to as “live-in” shifts, were required to be paid for…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Beginning September 18, 2017

Starting September 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9 with the revision date “7/17/17” to verify the identity and work eligibility of every new hire…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Train ‘em up

If you’re a poor soul who’s followed enough of my posts to spot patterns, you’ll spot one here. Maybe I’m a broken record, maybe I’m simple-minded, or maybe I really like baseball…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EU GDPR Takes Effect on May 25, 2018: Is Your Company Prepared

Does your company control or process personal data of employees residing in the European Union? If so, be aware of the upcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The deadline for complying with…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Ninth Circuit Affords No Deference to the DOL's 80/20 Tip-Credit Guidance—Creating a Circuit Split and Potentially Setting Up a Supreme Court Fight

On September 6, in Marsh v. J. Alexander’s LLC, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to give deference to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) tip-credit guidance under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

What Issues May Employers Be Required to Address as Hurricane Irma Threatens?

As Florida and the East Coast of the U.S. brace for Hurricane Irma, the approaching storm serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared to address storm-related issues if they are required to close their businesses and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Expansion of Interview Requirement for Green Card Applicants, and Rumors of Change in Travel Authorization for Green Card Applicants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the expansion of mandatory in-person interviewing of applicants for lawful permanent residence. In its public announcement, USCIS notes that this change complies…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

In honor of Labor Day, some time sheet tips to beat FLSA off-the-clock claims

Ah, Labor Day. Family barbecues, a trip to the beach, your last chance to wear white, time spent napping and binging on Netflix, or just a simple day of relaxation. However you spent the long weekend, I hope you enjoyed some…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Declares DOL Overtime Rules Invalid

Yesterday, a federal District Court in Texas issued a decision declaring the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rules invalid and, therefore, permanently enjoining the implementation of these rules nationwide. This…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Be Prepared to Deal with the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, many employers are faced with questions as they prepare to resume normal operations. Some of the most common questions, such as those arising under the Fair Labor…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

HR issues that arise when natural disasters hit

Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, raise a host of issues for employers, regardless of whether these employers have a direct presence in the affected areas or whether they have employees residing in or telecommuting from…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law
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