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Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just an Ideal, But a Client Demand

By Faith A. Alejandro and Terrence L. Graves Facebook recently announced a new policy: At least 33% of the lawyers hired to represent the social media giant must be a female or minority. Law firms vying to service Facebook’s legal work must demonstrate their active efforts to provide meaningful opportunities for women and ethnic minorities […]

 

Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process

It’s a fair guess that employment lawyers spend a substantial amount of their time advising clients about the legal issues arising out of employment separations. However, these attorneys likely receive far fewer requests for legal advice about the hiring process. Job postings, employment applications, interviews, and background screen processes often do not get the attention […]

 

The Employment Law Horizon – What does 2017 hold for employers?

There has been no shortage of prognostication and opinion as to how the new Trump Administration will alter the legal landscape in numerous areas. Here, we look at five ways employers may be impacted as the new Administration begins to put its stamp on federal regulations and agencies that most impact employment law. The Future […]

 

Employment Law Alert: New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect on December 1

Authors: C. Michael DeCamps, Faith A. Alejandro and Brian G. Muse Yesterday, a Texas federal judge put a halt on the new overtime rules spearheaded by President Obama’s administration that were to take effect on December 1.  Businesses everywhere have gone into overtime to prepare for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) wage & […]

 

Employee Performance and Disability: A Short Course on Evaluation Under the ADA

Act I:  The Problem Jason is a veteran middle school math teacher who has been in the classroom for more than twenty years. He has never been a strong teacher. The principal who worked with him for the bulk of his twenty-year teaching career was aware of Jason’s weaknesses, but failed to document them as […]

 

Employers Head Into Overtime Preparing for New Wage and Hour Rules

  The long awaited final rule updating the regulations relating to overtime exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees was published earlier this week on May 17, 2016. Contrary to all the hoopla that was written about this anticipated final rule, the Obama administration did not wait until Labor Day or the Fourth of July […]