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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

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace—What Employers Want to Know

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck So, a couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Cannabis Law Summit about marijuana in the workplace to a room full of industry experts. I did so for two reasons: First, business owners, CEOs, and HR departments are asking about how they should contend with employees who take medical marijuana…
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Fired Up About Retaliation

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Your Memorial Day post is here! On behalf of two battalion chiefs in one Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Department, the ACLU filed charges of discrimination this week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) alleging that the department retaliated against them after they pushed the Department to discipline an employee…
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Reminder—Destigmatization of Mental Illness In The Workplace

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck There is a lot of talk these days about diversity and inclusion. And about accommodating those with disabilities. Remember: providing accommodations applies to employees with mental impairments too. Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the anti-discrimination laws, has reminded employers about the significance of…
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New York Employers—Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Last month, both New York State (NYS) and New York City (NYC) passed eleven (11!!) bills requiring private employers with more than fifteen (15) employees to provide greater protections against sexual harassment in their workplaces. Back in February, my partner Rich Cohen wrote that New York City may soon require private employers…
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Employee or Independent Contractor? That Is the Question

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Big news from California! Yesterday, the Supreme Court of California issued its long-anticipated ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, S222732. This was breaking news for members of the gig economy (not just a buzzword—the “gig economy” refers to the increased tendency for businesses to hire independent contractors and…
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Happy Equal Pay Day! (and an opportunity to brag on my firm)

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that indicates how far into 2018 American women must work to earn as much as men did the previous year.  Am I going to go on and on about unfairness and inequity? I am not. Instead, I provide you with facts and the results…
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“Work Faster!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Last month, my esteemed partner Rich Cohen wrote here that it had been over a year since he’d seen or written about a new code word or phrase for age discrimination, then blogged about a settlement where the employer stated that it would no longer consider a job applicant for the position…
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All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady. What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé? Not so much. I’m talking about this report that every single one of the…
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Sexual Orientation—Might the 8th Circuit Join the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits’ Party?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Recently, sixteen attorneys general across the country filed an amicus brief (this is Latin for “friend of the court” and brings to a court’s attention other relevant, helpful matters that it may not have already considered) on behalf of their respective states seeking to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation under federal law.…
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How To Slay The Dragon…I Mean, Eradicate Sexual Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck As you can read most recently here and here, Rich Cohen and I advise and encourage employers to invest in interactive sexual harassment training tailored to the workplace. We think it is a crucial tool in slaying the vile beast that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, our friends at…
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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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