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1075 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 3500
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
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Company's Secrets?

A decade ago, I litigated a trade secret/unfair competition dispute between two large plastics manufacturers. The Plaintiff was based in southwest Florida, the Defendant in southern Alabama. The factual dispute is interesting,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Trump’s Third Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Court

For the third time this year, a federal district court has blocked a presidential travel ban from taking effect. Judge Derrick K. Watson, from the District of Hawaii, today granted a motion for a temporary restraining order that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Kentucky's Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Is In Effect!

The December 1 compliance date for federal OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping portion of the new recordkeeping regulation is fast approaching. Known as “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” the new federal…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The Future is Freelance

Yesterday, Upwork and the Freelancers Union published the results of Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive annual measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The report’s findings are wide-ranging, from the number of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Employers Face Significant New Requirements - Banning The Box And Prohibiting Pay History Inquiries Among New State Laws

California employers will soon need to adjust themselves to a new reality once again as a number of new workplace restrictions have been passed by the state legislature and just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. State…more
 /  Civil Rights, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

California Just Banned the Box!

On October 14, Governor Brown signed AB 1008 to prohibit most public and private employers with five or more employees from asking applicants about criminal conviction histories until after a conditional offer of employment has…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Does California Governor Jerry Brown Have Love for the “Innovation” Economy?

It’s difficult to glean much from a veto message. However, in vetoing a recent California bill meant to regulate certain aspects of the “innovation” economy, Governor Jerry Brown used some pointed language that some in the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Honey, I Shrunk the CFRA! - California Extends Job-Protected Parental Leave to Smaller Employers

SB 63 requires employers with between 20 and 49 employees to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected parental leave to bond with a new child. The signing of SB 63 follows previous unsuccessful efforts to extend…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Potential Perils Of "Managing Through The Payroll"

Management's already-daunting, time-consuming responsibilities are further complicated by the need to motivate employees to do desirable things and to deter them from doing unwanted things. It is therefore understandable that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Governor Brown Signs Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries

California joins other states and municipalities in banning inquiries into salary history of applicants. AB 168 prohibits employers from seeking salary history information or relying on the salary history information regarding…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gig Economy Ripples From Across The Pond: An App For Healthcare Workers On Demand?

Roughly 3,500 miles on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the British government is contemplating an idea which will marry the national healthcare industry with the gig economy. Such an idea could send a ripple toward the…more
 /  Health, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Court Presses Pause On Uber Misclassification Cases, Awaiting SCOTUS Ruling On Class Waivers

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently placed a temporary halt on the ongoing misclassification litigation against Uber, pointing out that it would make sense to wait for a key Supreme Court decision before proceeding…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

White House Narrows ACA Contraception Mandate

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just issued new rules which will limit the contraception coverage mandate covering employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new rules, released Friday, expand the range…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health

What American Companies Need to Know about the EU’s New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data privacy and security law in Europe that will go into force on May 25, 2018. Every organization that does business with EU customers, regardless of the home base of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

PAGA Reform for Real? Three Different Versions of PAGA Reform Initiative Filed with California Attorney General

Over the last several years, the level of employer complaints about PAGA has reached a deafening crescendo. For some time now, employers have expressed deep concern about abusive litigation tactics and “extortionate” PAGA claims…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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