Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

230 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1557, United States
Phone: 404.525.8622
Fax: 404.525.6955
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Worker’s Compensation
Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Trump Nominates General Counsel To EEOC

It's the attorney who won the ground-breaking "pregnancy accommodation" case. President Trump has nominated Sharon Fast Gustafson to be General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. That position has been…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

E-Verify And Related Services Will Be Down This Weekend

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last Thursday that, due to system enhancements, E-Verify will be unavailable this weekend, from midnight EDT Friday, March 23, until 8 a.m. EDT Monday, March 26. During…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Fiduciary Rule Struck Down! What's Next?

We now have a split in the circuits. Last week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated in its entirety the U.S. Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule, only two days after the Tenth Circuit had…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

The Breakdown On That "Transgender Funeral Home" Decision

The Sixth Circuit decision seems overall correct, although it contains some "woke dicta," too. Last week, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued its decision in the EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Again Extends Time For Comment On "Quickie Election" Rule

More leisure time to talk about quickie elections. The National Labor Relations Board announced today that it is again extending the time for interested parties to respond to its December 14, 2017, Request for Information…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is Wage And Hour’s New PAID Program A “Win-Win”? That Remains To Be Seen.

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has recently announced that it will soon be implementing the “Payroll Audit Independent Determination,” or “PAID,” program. The purpose of the new program is to present…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

March Madness At Work! Fool Your Boss!

Watching basketball when you should be working? The March Madness website is here to help you. The First Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament starts this evening, and all of the tournament games will be available for…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Austin Sick Leave Law Brings Local Regulation Of Employers Deep In[To] The Heart Of Texas (And Why You Should Care Even If You’re In Lubbock Or El Paso – Or Tallahassee)

Although many employers voluntarily offer some form of paid sick leave as a benefit, there is no federal law that requires it unless the employer is a government contractor. Connecticut was the first state to require sick leave…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts AG Issues Guidance On New Pay Equity Law

In August 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed into law amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, M.G.L. c. 149, s. 105A, which were passed in April 2016 by unanimous votes in the state House and Senate…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

"This Week In Employment Law" Quiz!

Are you in the know? Yeah, I'm sorry. I should have an in-depth, incisive legal analysis of the Sixth Circuit panel decision in EEOC v. R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. That was my plan, and I promise that I will --…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Will Drug Testing Become A Thing Of The Past?

Incremental "tweaks" might be the best course for employers. According to an article in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor Report (paid subscription required to access), employers are beginning to scale back their drug testing…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

"Diversity Trade Secrets" Lawsuit Is Over, Almost Before It Began.

According to March 5 press reports, IBM and its former Chief Diversity Officer, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, have agreed to a settlement of their dispute. As I reported last week, IBM sued Ms. McIntyre, who had resigned from IBM to go…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Another Court Says Title VII Bans Sexual Orientation Bias: Debating The Issues

Let's look at the arguments, pro and con, that the Supreme Court is likely to hear someday. As I reported briefly on Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has decided in Zarda v. Altitude Express (aka "the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Is HR/Diversity Information A Trade Secret?

Why not? On February 12, IBM filed suit against its former Chief Diversity Officer, Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, for breach of her one-year noncompete provision. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York, claims that Ms…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Executive Labor Summary - January / February 2018

NEWS & ANALYSIS- NLRB’s Emanuel under fire, and “joint employment” standard is in doubt. After a brief window of time in late 2017 when Republican Members outnumbered Democratic Members on the National Labor Relations Board,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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