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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

NLRB Reverses Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has reversed the controversial joint employer standard created by the Obama Board in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. ("BFI") decision, restoring the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Employer Finding That Required Mental-Health Examinations Did Not Violate the ADA

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Painter v. Illinois Department of Transportation affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the employer in a lawsuit alleging a violation…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What now? 5 steps to take if your probe doesn’t corroborate harassment allegations

The avalanche of complaints emboldened by the #metoo movement shows no sign of relenting, and many caught in its cross-hairs have been unceremoniously fired or forced to resign based on allegations of harassment. Of course, when…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Trump Board Signals Changes to Come

In the past two weeks, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made three important announcements that signal likely changes to come under the Trump administration…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

EEO-1 Pay Data Disclosure Requirement on Hold, Being Reconsidered by EEOC

Title VII requires employers to make and keep records relevant to the determination of whether unlawful employment practices have occurred or are occurring, and to produce those records to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Watch out for IRS letters: IRS Begins Enforcing Employer Mandate

The IRS has recently begun enforcing the “employer shared responsibility” (ESR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the "Act"), which require employers having 50 or more full-time employees (or full-time equivalent employees)…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

DOL's Proposed Rule Change to Give Employers Increased Flexibility to Distribute or Retain Tips from Employees Earning the Full Minimum Wage

On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to reverse the Obama Administration’s tip rule prohibiting the distribution of tips to anyone other than the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Coaching reVOL-UTion: Schiano, Currie, and what school’s lawyers are analyzing right now

The Tennessee coaching search has produced high drama over the past two weeks. For Vol fans like myself, it has felt at times like absolute torture and at other times like just a little bit of torture. While things seem to have…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

DOH Extends Deadline for Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Application to Dec. 15

Notice of Extension. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the deadline from November 30 to close of business on December 15, 2017 for currently operating Fiscal Intermediaries under the Consumer Directed…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Daddy’s Home 2 – fisticuffs in the workplace

While the holiday season can be a time of great joy and celebration, it can also be a time of great stress. Indeed, the pressure of holiday preparations and spending an inordinate amount of time in close quarters with friends…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Extends Date for Electronically Submitting Injury and Illness Reports

On November 21, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA)…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

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
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