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Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

“Let’s Just Hire An Intern… .” Employers, It’s Not That Simple

Few unpaid internships comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), yet they seem to be ubiquitous. One study cited one million unpaid internships per year, according to an estimate from the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “First, there’s the baseline expectation of paying your dues, rather than being paid for…
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The OFCCP Reminds Federal Contractors and Subs Of LGBTQI+ Obligations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reminds federal contractors and subcontractors that it strives to ensure that LGBTQI+ workers are not the subject of discrimination and that federal contractors advance equal employment opportunity. The OFCCP is the agency that “protects the rights of employees and job applicants of companies…
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Employers, the EEOC Is Watching How You Treat Pregnant Employees And Applicants

This is not news. Or at least it should not be. And yet. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC“), the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws, announced that it settled a claim with a Louisiana restaurant that admitted it violated federal law when a restaurant manager fired and then later refused to…
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When Employees Request Leave For Mental Health Conditions

HR Pros can breathe a sigh of relief. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) dropped some new mental health resources for employers grappling with providing leave as a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s (or their family member’s) mental health condition. I and every other employment blogger is posting about this today, but…it’s too good…
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Companies Confounded by RTO Conflicts

RTO or “return to work” issues continue to plague employers. Executives tend to want workers to come into the workplace, and employees collectively respond “Meh. We’ll see.” Employers, I implore you to craft your RTO policies with enough flexibility to maintain that workplace culture you think you are cultivating by trying to mandate attendance in…
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A Chat With The EEOC, the NYS Division of Human Rights, and the NYC Commission on Human Rights

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to what representatives of three esteemed agencies had to say: an ADR coordinator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or “EEOC,” the federal agency that enforces the federal anti-discrimination laws; the assistant commissioner for the New York State Division of Human Rights; and the general counsel for…
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USDOL Reminds Employers To Give Nursing Mothers At Work A Break

I nursed all three of my children when they were infants (they are horrified by this, naturally). When I returned to work, I pumped breastmilk at three – yes three – different law firms. Nothing comes as close to the terror of someone banging on your office door while you’re half-dressed and trying to pump…
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Bar None: Retaliation Violates Anti-Discrimination Laws

“Was that on purpose?” a lawyer at the firm where I worked asked me more than twenty years ago when I disclosed that I was pregnant with my first child. Clearly, this resonated with me, and I tell the story often. One female employee now has a similar story. This week, one Oregon bartender filed…
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Time Off Really Pays

Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away. So goes the song by 80’s pop band, The Go-Go’s. Growing up in South Florida, we did not really go on vacation. We had the beach just 15 minutes away. Plus, my mom always sent us outside with instructions not to return until dinner. Now,…
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Siding With Transgender Employee, Iowa Supreme Court Sidesteps Bostock

Last week, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a 2019 jury verdict that found the state discriminated against a transgender state prison employee by denying him the use of men’s restrooms and locker rooms at his workplace. The ruling means former Iowa state prison nurse Jesse Vroegh, a former Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) nurse, won…
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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

Gluck Epstein, Amy BW Gray

RICHARD COHEN
Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

Richard Cohen Fisher Broyles

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