Fisher & Phillips LLP

1075 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 3500
Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States

Contact: Kevin L. Sullivan

  • (404) 240-4248

Illinois Embraces "Ban The Box"

On July 19, 2014, Illinois joined a growing number of states prohibiting employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories early in the hiring process…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Executive Order Protects Federal Contractor LGBT Workers

Yesterday President Obama issued an Executive Order extending antidiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as including these categories in affirmative action requirements…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

USDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views

We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court's determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were "employees" for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

FLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise

A recent U.S. Labor Department press release highlights a growing area of scrutiny under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act: Paying "per diem" amounts to non-exempt employees…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Independent Contractors for Global Organizations

As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees overseas, while others hire locally, or even utilize local independent…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Quick Quiz Answer: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions (Driving)

The best answer to our July 3, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "This is true under some circumstances." In declining percentage order, the responses were: - "This is never true.": (60.7%) - "This is true under some…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Can You Link Insurance Premiums To Smoking?

Rocked by soaring costs, including skyrocketing increases in health insurance premiums, employers are desperate to manage, and hopefully limit, whatever costs they can. Many employers have begun to look to the lifestyle choices…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Are Further Increases In California Minimum Wage Laws On The Horizon?

Existing law requires that California’s minimum wage for all industries be no less than $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014 and $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Even before the second-tier increase goes into effect, new…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?

An administrator’s nightmare is receiving a phone call that an individual on the sex offender’s list has harmed a child within the school. To avoid this horrible situation, schools now regularly check the criminal backgrounds…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Severance Agreements: The New Lightning Rod

Remember 2010? Not that long ago, yet as of that year, employers could rest pretty comfortably at night knowing that their garden-variety workplace rules would instill peace and control at the plant, store, or office, not…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Quick Quiz: FLSA Child-Labor Restrictions (Driving)

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, may 17-year-old employees drive vehicles on public roads in performing work for their employers, provided that they do not drive..…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Duran v. U.S. Bank: When Class Certification Goes Wrong

The California Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision on class actions. The trial judge lost control of the certification and evidentiary presentation of the case resulting in a $15 million verdict against U.S…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired – But Can't Be Fired Illegally"

On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

If You Didn't Write It Down, It Didn't Happen

As education and employment lawyers, we experience schools’ collective challenges at a far greater rate than any individual institution. This year, the issue that schools have struggled with most is the failure to document…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Keep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer

Last year, some parts of the country experienced the hottest summer on record. This year may well be record breaking as well, at least in some parts of the country. Keeping employees safe and cool during the next four months…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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