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1075 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 3500
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
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100+ Attorneys

Who Poked Whom First: Does a Friend Request or Social Media Invite Count as Solicitation?

When Gregory Gelineau quit his job at an Illinois-based insurance company to work for a competitor, he sent LinkedIn invitations to a group of his former co-workers. In response, Gelineau’s former company sued him. The company,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Temporarily Shuts Down OSHA Injury Reporting Portal Because of Possible Data Breach

According to Bloomberg BNA, the Labor Department temporarily shut down OSHA’s (ITA) “Injury Tracking Application” portal for employers to report injuries and illnesses so that OSHA can investigate a “potential compromise” of a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

California Employers May Sue For Online Defamation

The situation is a familiar one. Disgruntled current or former employees leave negative and harmful comments about their employer on online workplace review websites such as glassdoor.com or vault.com, or on customer review…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Oregon Employers Face Significant New Workplace Laws

There’s good news for Oregon employers about the recently concluded 2017 legislative session: unlike years past, there were only a very small number of workplace laws passed. In fact, the Oregon Legislature only passed four…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Cutting Through The Half-Time Murk In "Failed Exemption" Cases

How does one calculate overtime pay due to plaintiffs who were erroneously treated as "white collar" employees exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements? Court decisions continue…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Could A Proposed Federal Law Solve The Misclassification Riddle?

For years, businesses have struggled with properly identifying workers as either independent contractors or W-2 employees. The hundreds of thousands of jobs created by the gig economy have complicated matters even further. Over…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

D.C. Circuit Concludes Heightened Risk of Future Identity Theft Enough for Standing in Data Breach Class Action

Much to the dismay of companies, on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit made it easier for plaintiffs, and their attorneys, to bring class action data breach cases. In Attias v. CareFirst, Inc., Case…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Total Eclipse At The Job: You Need This Advice More Than Ever

Next week, many Americans will witness a truly astronomical phenomenon: a total solar eclipse will sweep across the country on Monday, August 21. This is the first time a total eclipse will be visible in the U.S. since February…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Supreme Court Review: Mixed Bag For Employers

The 2016-17 Supreme Court term was truly a mixed bag for employers. The Court limited presidential power, reined in the appellate courts’ authority to review and overturn trial court decisions regarding EEOC subpoenas, increased…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Indigenous Peoples, Labor & Employment Law

2 Essentials For Dealing With Employees Attempting To Game the System

Today’s workplace is fraught with legal traps for well-intentioned but unwary managers. But one issue stands out far above the rest as perhaps the single biggest employee challenge in today’s workplace: malingering employees…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Even More At Stake Than Meets The Eye With Potential HIPAA Violations

A federal court in New Mexico recently declined to dismiss tort claims asserted by a registered nurse against her employer, a government-run hospital, where she sought and obtained treatment for a brutal sexual assault. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Privacy

India Makes Significant Changes to Maternity Benefit Entitlements

This year, India became one of the most generous providers of maternity benefits in the world when it extended the period of maternity leave available to eligible working mothers from twelve (12) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks –…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Hear No Unreported Time, See No Unreported Time - Examining The Role Of Employer Policies In Off-The-Clock Claims

Some courts have read a safeguard into federal wage and hour law that can protect employers from liability for working-off-the-clock claims, believing you should not be responsible for unpaid overtime or minimum wage if you…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Top Ten List – Track These 10 Important Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Comes to a Close

When the Legislature reconvenes from its summer recess on August 21, it will have only a few short weeks to finish work on legislation for this year. All bills must be passed and sent to Governor Brown by September 15, who will…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Is My Noncompete With an Independent Contractor Enforceable?

The Eight Circuit recently addressed this question in Ag Spectrum Co. v. Elder, Case No. 16-3113 (8th Cir. August 2, 2017). In that case, Ag Spectrum contracted with Vaughn Elder to work as an independent contractor. Elder also…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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