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1075 Peachtree Street, NE
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Atlanta, Georgia 30309, United States
Contact: Kevin L. Sullivan, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (404) 240-4248
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
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Other U.S. Locations
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  • D.C.
  • Florida
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Number of Attorneys
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Lessons You Can Learn From the Chadbourne Litigation and Ensuing Discovery Disputes

When you combine an increased social awareness of pay disparity issues with an influx of new pay equity legislation at the state and local level, it’s no surprise that lawsuits involving large and high-profile employers are…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Electronic Discovery, Labor & Employment Law

New Mandatory Transgender Rights Poster Available

Under legislation recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown, beginning January 1, 2018, all California employers are required to display a workplace poster related to transgender rights. The legislation, Senate Bill 396, requires…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Who’s Really Driving The Gig Train: the Young or the More “Mature”? How About Both?

I couldn’t help but be struck by two recent headlines which appeared to stand diametrically opposed in answering the question of who is driving the gig economy. One headline from World Finance touted the driving force of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Salary-Threshold Autopilot Still Possible

A BloombergBNA report suggests that the U.S. Department of Labor is seriously considering retaining the Obama Administration's procedure (or something like it) for automatic "updates" to the compensation thresholds specified in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

US Employers Hiring In Canada – The Basics Part I: Good Bye Employment At-Will; Hello Entitlements

Fisher Phillips’ International Employment Practice Group routinely counsels employers that are planning to move into the Canadian employment market (or have done so already without the requisite due diligence). In these…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Feds Come Out Against Seattle’s Law to Unionize Rideshare Drivers

The gig economy just got a strong ally in its fight to remain union-free: the federal government. The latest development in the ongoing saga involving an attempt to put into place the nation’s first unionization law that would…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law

Too Good To Be True – Senate Tax Reform Bill No Longer Includes Gig Economy Shield

Bad news out of Washington, D.C. late yesterday. Chris Opfer of Bloomberg BNA reports that the current version of the Senate tax reform bill, released yesterday, no longer includes the protection that had initially been proposed…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Is There Automatic Civil Liability For A Data Breach?

No! It is a common misconception among the general public that someone always has to pay when there is a data breach. It is understandable that individuals affected by a data breach will be upset, distraught, and even angry. In…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are "Draws" Against Commissions Unlawful "Kick-Backs"?

Media reports have mistakenly suggested that a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) found the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit recouping a draw or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Can Gig Businesses Offer Benefits To Their Workers? Recent Developments May Shed Light On Answer

There are obvious “benefits” to participating in the gig economy: Gig companies get to use as little or as much labor as they need. Gig workers are able to work at their chosen capacity. And customers get new products and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Court Confirms That “Perceived Alcoholics” Can’t Bring Workplace Claims In NYC

In a solid win for New York City employers, the New York Court of Appeals held that a worker cannot bring a disability discrimination claim under New York City law based solely on a perception of untreated alcoholism. Through…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gary Vaynerchuk, The Gig Economy, and Saving Time

If you’re not already listening to the GaryVee Audio Experience Podcast, I recommend starting immediately. Former immigrant turned multi-millionaire Gary Vaynerchuk offers some of the best advice I’ve heard in succeeding in…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

New York State to Address Employee Scheduling

New York City’s Fair Workweek Law takes effect on November 26, 2017, thereby limiting the scheduling options and reducing the flexibility of retail and fast food employers. Not to be outdone, New York State is about to add…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Pay Equity Litigation – Even winning can be expensive!

The Third Circuit’s affirmation of summary judgment in a pay equity case after ten years of litigation shows that even non-meritorious claims can be time-consuming and costly. As many who have been involved in lawsuits know,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Could Labor Law Waivers Foster Legislative Change And Spur The Gig Economy?

It is no secret that labor laws have been unable to keep pace with the changing economy. Recently, however, it appears the effort to spur change has been resuscitated, as proposals come in from the left (former SIEU head Andrew…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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