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1075 Peachtree Street, NE
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Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States
Contact: Kevin L. Sullivan, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (404) 240-4248
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
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  • North Carolina
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100+ Attorneys

Lewis v. Clarke And The Failed Expedition To Secure Tribal Rights: SCOTUS Rules Against Tribal Employee Immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that tribal sovereign immunity does not apply to employees who are sued in their individual capacities, even if the alleged wrongdoing occurs while the employee is acting within…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Big For Gigs: New Florida Law To Eliminate Misclassification Battles

I wrote an article yesterday about the new law that is about to be signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott that will ensure ride-sharing drivers are classified as independent contractors and not employees. You can check out the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Association of Corporate Counsel Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Practices

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recently released a set of guidelines intended to serve as a benchmark for law firm cybersecurity practices. The guidelines include information retention, return, and destruction, data…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gig Economy Game-Changer? New Florida Law Ensures Contractor Status For Drivers

The state of Florida is about to enact first-of-its-kind legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not employees, eliminating costly misclassification battles and providing a massive…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

F-Word Facebook Firing Flipped By Federal Court

In a ruling that could leave employers fuming and possibly cursing, a federal appellate court ruled that an employee who used a public Facebook page to curse out not just his boss, but also his boss’s mother and entire family,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Will Employers Cry Mayday This May 1? What You Need To Know About Planned Protest Activities

May Day has historically been a day marked by workers’ rights protests, with union organizing activities and other employee advocacy actions taking place across the country on what is now known as “International Workers’ Day.”…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/24-4/28

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week... Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week – The…more
 /  Agriculture, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Sexual Harassment In The News Likely To Lead To Uptick In Claims

Whenever the topic of sexual harassment reaches mainstream media outlets, people are bound to take notice. And when sexual harassment allegations involving a prominent public figure like Bill O’Reilly appear in the headlines of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Survey Provides Insight into the “Rise” of Female Gig Workers

As we’ve previously reported, the gig economy is an attractive work model for many women who are looking for flexible work arrangements. Despite some drawbacks to gig work (including a lack of job security, benefits and paid…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Trump Targets Tech Teams (And Others) Through H-1B Crackdown

President Trump signed an executive order this week directing a full review of the H-1B visa program as part of a continued push to clamp down companies that hire foreign labor instead of American workers. The centerpiece of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FY2018 H-1B Lottery Applications Decline for First Time in 5 Years

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that it received 199,000 H-1B petitions for the FY 2018 H-1B cap. As usual, this far exceeds the total allocation of 65,000 general-category…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s April, and New Bills “Spring” Forth in the California Legislature

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise.” – Wallace Stevens - Ah, spring. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Backyard gardens are awaking from their long winter slumber. - But blossoms are…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Tattoo U: What Can Employers Do About Offensive Body Art?

A version of this article originally appeared in the March 2, 2017 edition of the Philadelphia Business Journal. - The Philadelphia Police Department is now enforcing its first-ever tattoo policy forbidding on-duty…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Provides Roadmap For Misclassification Success – Sort Of

Ruling In Favor Of Independent Contractor Status Provides Boost To Gig Economy - A federal appeals court in New York handed a massive victory to a car service enterprise yesterday, ruling that a group of workers seeking…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks

The term “social engineering” used to conjure up images of social scientists with Ph.D’s brainstorming ways to improve race relations or provide lower income groups with greater access to education and employment opportunities…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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