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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

Department of Transportation Adds Four New Drugs to Testing Panel

On November 13, 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it is amending its drug-testing program to require testing for synthetic opioids. The new DOT regulations now harmonize with the Department of Health…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Non-Compete News: Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Lack of Geographic or Material Contact Limitation Does Not Invalidate Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant

Georgia’s recent Restrictive Covenant Act, enacted in 2011, does not directly address non-solicitation of employees a/k/a non-recruitment covenants, thereby leaving such provisions subject to the principles developed by courts…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

CDPAP Fiscal Intermediaries Must File an Application for Authorization With DOH or Cease Operations

On November 1, 2017, the NYS DOH issued its "Application for Fiscal Intermediary Authorization" and implementation guidelines. Significantly, DOH imposed a very short timeframe, stating: "As of November 1, 2017, all existing FIs…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Can Expect New Problems When Recreational Marijuana Hits New Jersey

A cornerstone of Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s campaign platform was the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey. The proposed bill most likely to become law with the new administration comes as employers are just getting…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

When the floodgates open, expect water at your doorstep

About a month ago, my colleague Kristin Gray wrote about the breaking Harvey Weinstein scandal and best practices for employers to prevent harassment and discrimination from invading the workplace. And while I have no intention…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

D.C. District Court Issues Injunction Against Transgender Military Ban

As previously reported by these authors, on July 26, 2017, President Trump announced via Twitter that transgender individuals will no longer be permitted to serve in the military. President Trump issued an official memorandum…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

Workplace romances: Do they ‘Suit’ your company?

Workplace romances, especially between persons at different levels in a company, can lead to HR nightmares. Notably, some polls reflect that more than 80% of employees have been involved in, or know about co-workers who have…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Education Faces Lawsuit Challenging Recent Guidance Concerning Campus Sexual Misconduct

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its corresponding regulations prohibit sex discrimination in education programs or activities conducted by educational institutions that receive federal financial…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Halloween at work: Don’t get BOOed by your employees!

Halloween can be such a fun holiday for kids of all ages. When October 31st falls on a weekday, as it does this year, ghoulish fun will certainly creep its way into the workplace. How can you, as a human resources professional,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

[Event] Annual Year-End Legal Update: Mental Health, Benefits, Immigration & Cybersecurity - Complimentary Half-Day Program - December 8th, Charlotte, NC

Join us for a complimentary half-day seminar for our Annual Year-End Legal Update: Mental Health, Benefits, Immigration & Cybersecurity. Let us help you meet your year-end CLE requirement!…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Emerging Laws Prohibit Employers from Inquiring About Past Pay Histories

Subject to limited exceptions, federal, state, and local laws already require employers to pay men and women equally for doing similar work under similar working conditions. In another important effort to narrow the gender wage…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Issues 2018 COLAs

In Notice 2017-64, the Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) being made to various limitations applicable to retirement plans for 2018. Some of those limitations have increased, and some…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Methinks thou doth protest too much! FYI, only ‘reasonable’ opposition is protected

It seems that every day the news is full of stories about employees (whether they are NFL players or Hollywood starlets) protesting unfair treatment. Usually, when an employee complains about discrimination, harassment, equal…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New California Laws on the Horizon

California has passed a number of employment laws this year, including the expansion of baby bonding leave to small employers, prohibiting inquiries into an applicant’s salary history, and restricting the use of applicants’…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Think before you joke, so you do not litigate funny

Studies show that laughing boosts immunity, eases anxiety and stress, improves mood, decreases pain, and can even prevent heart disease. Socially, laughing strengthens relationships. In addition to the value of humor in our…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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