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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

Employers, Don’t Throw Away Your Shot To Prevent And Remedy Antisemitism

As most have heard by now, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Brooklyn Nets suspended star player Kyrie Irving for espousing, and then not disavowing, antisemitism. Irving promoted a well-known antisemitic documentary on Twitter. Unlike when I tweet about some case or new workplace law, when Irving tweets, more than 4.6 million people may…
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Providing An Accommodation Is Not “A Shield From Criticism”

In yesterday’s “Work Friend” column in The New York Times, “Anonymous” writes to columnist (and acclaimed author) Roxane Gay complaining that a direct report’s chronic health condition causes unpredictability in attendance and inconsistent performance. Anonymous writes that HR supports and works with this employee. (Yay HR!) But Anonymous is frustrated because when trying to provide…
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Prioritizing Mental Health At Work With A Different Kind of “Happy” Hour

Have an Employee Assistance Program? Check. Have a policy explaining to employees that they can request reasonable accommodations for a physical or mental health disability and how to go about that? Check. Trained your managers to recognize requests for accommodations? Check. Talking with your teams about mental health? Communicating authentically about mental health in your…
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Independent Contractor or Employee? A New Test Might Be Right Around the Corner

Independent contractor or employee? That has long been the question under various federal and state laws. Courtesy of my employment partner Gordon Berger, I’m here to tell you that the United State Department Of Labor (DOL) just released a new proposed rule (“Rule”) that would update the requirements for whether a worker is an independent contractor…
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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch When It Comes to Sexual Harassment

Ignoring a female employee’s complaints that a male co-worker referred to her as “lunch” and simulated sex acts can draw scrutiny from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC reported that Lowe’s would pay $700,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit that the EEOC filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona just a few…
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Employers, Managers, I Implore You…Document Performance and/or Conduct Issues Before Terminating That Employee

The cost of not doing so is waayyyy higher than the time it takes to document a problem with an employee. This particular topic is a favorite of mine. In fact, I have a deck I use to train managers and supervisors called “The Power of Documentation,” and in my head, when I say the…
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Employers Shouldn’t Monkey Around When It Comes To MonkeyPox

What do employers need to think about when it comes to monkeypox? Declared as a public health emergency earlier this month, I can see the collective thought bubble in the minds of employers when they contact employment counsel to discuss a plan of action when it comes to monkeypox: “here we go again.” In the…
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New York Sexual Harassment Prevention Measures Mean Business

Hey New York employers! It’s been a minute since we’ve discussed the extensive sexual harassment prevention measures that New York State has implemented. I have updates. Earlier this year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law an amendment to the New York State Human Rights Law requiring that the New York State Division of…
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Employers, Here’s New EEOC Pandemic Guidance About COVID-19 Testing

They say two heads are better than one. Thankfully, I have the benefit of multiple excellent brains within the employment group at FisherBroyles, including my law partner Gordon Berger. Gordon not only informed me that yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 pandemic guidance, but he sent a summary of the new guidance…
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Explaining Some Employment Implications of Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 poses countless legal questions and presents serious challenges for stakeholders, including employers. What does employment law have to do with abortion rights, you might ask. Well, I’ll tell you, and I’ll tell you something else: the ramifications…
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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.

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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.

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