Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

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230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1557, United States
Phone: 404.525.8622
Fax: 404.525.6955
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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100+ Attorneys

Happy 45th Birthday, Title IX: You’ve Changed A Bit Over The Years

A law was born. On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

What Does The Supreme Court “Travel Ban” Decision Mean For Employers?

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a preliminary ruling yesterday in the Trump Administration’s challenges to lower court decisions on the “travel ban.” The Administration had sought to: stay preliminary injunctions issued against…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

It’s SUMMER! Top 4 Ways Employers Can Get Burned

We officially entered the season of summer this week. What are the most common ways employers can get burned? I can think of four right off the bat. Sexist air conditioning. It seems like a long time since we’ve read anything…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP, Google Awaiting A Decision

The hearing on the lawsuit filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs against Google concluded on Friday, May 26, in San Francisco. As I’ve reported , the OFCCP is seeking historical pay data as well as names…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

In Honor Of Father’s Day, A Look At Paid Parental Leave

Happy Father’s Day to all of our readers who are dads, who have dads, or who love one or more dads. As most of our readers know, there has been a movement — for which most of the credit goes to Ivanka Trump — to get some type…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York City Retailers, Get Ready To Change Your Employee Scheduling Practices

In an apparent effort not to be outdone by the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, the New York City Council has approved a package of bills that are collectively being referred to as the “Fair Work Week” laws. Fairness, like…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Proposed Rule Seeks To Finish Off Obama Administration’s “Persuader Rule” For Good

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the Obama Administration’s version of the “Persuader Rule.” The Obama Rule never actually became applicable because it was enjoined by a federal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Satanic Band Is The Diet Coke Of Evil, Employment Lawsuit Shows

Just one calorie – not evil enough. Satanic heavy-metal band Ghost is at risk of having its “evil mystique” ruined by some mundane employment-related disputes with former members of the band, according to an article in The…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Unconfirmed Complaints May Be Enough To Trigger An Early OFCCP Audit

Can a year-old rumor be enough to bring the OFCCP running? One administrative law judge says it can. Judge Lystra Harris recently ruled that, because of an oral complaint of discrimination, Mega Construction Project…more
 /  Government Contracting

Another Way To Get That “Extreme Vetting”: New Visa Questionnaire Will Make Immigration More Difficult

As President Trump’s travel ban remains on hold in the federal court system, the Administration is seeking to get its “extreme vetting” through a new visa questionnaire that will be used with certain individuals seeking entry…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Can You Fire An Employee For Off-Duty Misconduct? You Betcha!

Every now and then, I am told that it’s unfair for employers to take action against employees misbehave off duty. “No it isn’t,” I reply. Although I wouldn’t recommend firing everybody who gets in trouble away from work…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is The Overtime Rule Still Alive, After All?

On November 23, 2016, we issued a Client Bulletin titled “Employers Can Breathe A Sigh of Relief Come December 1: Court strikes down overtime rule.” But a new lawsuit in federal court in Jersey puts a gulp in that sigh of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Franchisor Not Liable For Franchisee’s Tip Policy That Allegedly Violated Massachusetts Law

The Massachusetts Superior Court has recently issued a favorable opinion to franchisors under the Massachusetts Tips Act. In Yarpah v. Bowden Hospitality Newton, LLC d/b/a Crowne Plaza Hotel, Justice Kenneth W. Salinger held…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department Of Labor Withdraws Obama Guidance On Independent Contractors, Joint Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it has withdrawn informal guidance issued by the Obama Administration related to independent contractors and joint employment. The guidance on independent contractors was issued…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Pros And Cons Of The Proposed EEOC-OFCCP Merger

President Donald Trump has proposed to merge two of the primary government agencies focused on equal employment in the workplace – the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law
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