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271 17th Street NW, Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30363, United States
Phone: 404-888-3800
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Class Action
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Florida
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  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
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  • South Carolina
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100+ Attorneys

U.S. DOL Announces Two-Year TRICARE Moratorium Extension

On May 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release announcing an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Directive that extends by two years the enforcement moratorium pertaining to the…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court's Watershed Decision Preserves Arbitration Agreements, for Now - Dissent Encourages Legislature to Attempt to Reverse the Decision

Yesterday, the Supreme Court, in a strongly divided 5-4 ruling, upheld mandatory arbitration agreements prohibiting employees from bringing employment claims on a class or collective basis…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Superstore: America Ferrera Tackles Big-Box Retail

In Superstore, NBC has gifted us The Office-caliber employment law issues in a big-box retail setting. The show focuses on the fictional Cloud 9 Superstore in Missouri and its delightful staff of misfits, led by America…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Ra-Ra-Reckoning of Entertainment‘s Biggest Cheerleaders: Is It Sexist or Just Part of the Job?

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have taken social media and the entertainment industry by storm, one particular subset of entertainers have been notably left out of the conversation … professional cheerleaders…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

First Circuit Finds Termination of Employee for Inability to Work Rotating Schedule Did Not Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Sepulveda-Vargas v. Caribbean Restaurants, LLC, affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of the employer in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

American Idol Back To Work 3 Days After Giving Birth? Can’t Demand or Deny It

American Idol alum Jordin Sparks walked the red carpet just three days after giving birth to her son and has done a slew of interviews discussing this new chapter of her life…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Now Hiring: Avenger Experience Preferred

Just Tuesday, the California Supreme Court, in Dynamex Operations West, Inc., issued a significant decision narrowing the class of individuals who can qualify as independent contractors under California wage and hour law…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Jersey Joins Growing List of States Mandating Paid Sick Leave

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that requires New Jersey businesses to provide covered employees with paid sick leave…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Holds that Hospital's Dress Code Policies Violate the NLRA

In a 2-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) held that a hospital’s policy that required direct patient care providers to wear hospital branded badge reels violated the National Labor Relations…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Fast Food Restaurant Workers at Burgerville Unionized

On April 23, 2018, employees at a Portland, Oregon location of the fast food restaurant chain Burgerville voted to unionize. After a nearly two-year campaign, the Industrial Workers of the World Portland Chapter..…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York State's New Sexual Harassment Laws: What Employers Need to Know

In the fiscal year 2019 budget, the New York State Legislature passed several new laws aimed at preventing workplace sexual harassment, including banning mandatory arbitration and requiring anti-harassment policies and training…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Doctor, Doctor

What if an employee has exhausted her FMLA leave but is not ready to return to work? Most of you have probably faced such a situation and are aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the employer to consider…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Non-Compete News: Is Your Non-Compete Clause Too Broad? An Illinois Court Offers Guidance

When drafting restrictive covenants, employers face a common dilemma about the scope of activities to be restrained. On the one hand, highly focused non-compete language tends to be more enforceable but might not protect the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts and the Ninth Circuit: Recent Ban On Using Prior Salary as Basis for Gender Pay Gap

The federal Equal Pay Act already imposes limitations on employers when it comes to compensating employees of the opposite sex for equal work…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Mariah Carey Won’t Let Bipolar Diagnosis “Define” or “Control” Her

Mariah Carey, known as an iconic singer-songwriter and a dramatic diva, disclosed to People magazine last week that she has bipolar disorder. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, Carey says she finally sought treatment…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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