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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

Howard Stern’s Day Off : The Danger of Digging for Details When Employees Call-In Sick

Shock Jock Howard Stern took an unexpected day off from his radio show last week which prompted a firestorm of speculation on social media as to the underlying reason for his absence. Although Stern’s absence was initially…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

NYC's "Freelance Isn't Free" Act Effective May 15, 2017

A new law regulating the hiring and payment of freelancers in New York City took effect May 15, 2017. The “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act impacts a large range of industries that routinely rely on independent contractors, including…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

10-step plan for fair and balanced approach to preventing workplace harassment

In less than a year, Fox News has lost its founder and one of its most well-known anchors due to widespread sexual harassment allegations. Fox News recently reported that 20th Century Fox paid $10 million in sexual harassment…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

ACA Repeal Effort Moves to Senate - Employers Should Continue Compliance for Now

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would effectively eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) employer mandate, open the door for simplified employer coverage reporting, provide greater flexibility…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Full Second Circuit Asked to Revisit Prior Precedent that Title VII Does Not Protect Sexual Orientation

On April 3, 2017, in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, Inc., the Second Circuit held that it was bound by prior precedent in ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit sexual orientation discrimination…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Standing ovation for Adam Jones at Fenway

Last Monday, the Orioles made headlines for more than just their 5-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Orioles player Adam Jones reported that Red Sox fans called him a racial slur several times and threw a bag of peanuts at…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fox News & Bill O’Reilly – Best Practices for Conducting Internal Workplace Investigations

Bill O’Reilly’s reign as a Fox News favorite came to an abrupt end amid a series of allegations of sexual harassment against him. After the most recent allegations, Fox News hired large law firm, Paul Weiss, to conduct its…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

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
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