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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, Be Aware Of Employees’ Mental Health—Moms Especially

Employers, COVID-19 has taken a high toll on employees’ mental health. We’re now a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re still home-schooling our kids while not seeing family or friends and worrying about our elderly parents. We are struggling to do our jobs and do them well. We are on allostatic overload, for…
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A COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit For Employers of Essential Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued a new guidance document yesterday aimed at employers of essential workers—a COVID-19 vaccine communication toolbox. Who is an “essential” worker? Essential workers do the important work. They maintain the country’s daily needed services and functions. Examples include police officers, firefighters, and people working in education, child…
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Reckoning With Race Discrimination In Federal Workplaces

On January 20, 2021, in one of his first acts as the 46th President of the United States, President Biden revoked an executive order (EO) barring government contractors, including subcontractors and grantees of federal funds, from certain types of racial sensitivity training in the workplace. Indeed, the link to the former training ban no longer…
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What Does the EEOC Do Anyway? Oh, And It Issued Its New Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination

Yesterday, January 15, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to EEOC’s Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination (“Manual”). I’ve fielded some questions lately about the EEOC, so I wanted to clarify for employers what the EEOC does and does not do: The EEOC is not a court. The EEOC does not make…
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Employer Decisions—There’s a New Final Rule In Town Governing Independent Contractor/Employee Classification

Independent contractor or employee? That has long been the question under various federal and state laws. Why such a buzz about this issue? Well, properly classifying workers is critical for many reasons, not least of which is that only employees fall under the protection of certain federal laws and entitlements. And for employers, misclassification can…
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ICYMI—Two Lawyers Talk COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns, New DOL Bulletins, And Looking Toward 2021

Yesterday, my esteemed law partner Eric Meyer got together for lunch with about 200 of you, including my Dad, to talk about some employment law things on our mind. Neither of us get out much, clearly. Guest-starring on Eric’s YouTube blog was certainly the highlight of my week! But ICYMI, we started off with the…
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TODAY: Zoom “Office Hour” With Eric and Me—Employment 2021

Join my FisherBroyles‘ partner Eric Meyer and me at noon eastern on Zoom today for a little lunchtime happy hour. There’s still time to register here. We’ll talk about these two new U.S. Department of Labor Field Assistance Bulletins released yesterday supporting remote workplace flexibilities. One addresses electronic posting of workplace notices (FLSA and FMLA), and the…
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Employers May (NOT Must) Continue To Provide FFCRA Leave—IF This Bill Is Signed

As employers know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. This year, employers have worked hard to figure out how to calculate employee pay under the FFCRA and, in some cases, whether or not…
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How Will Your Business Handle Accommodation Requests To Your COVID-19 Vaccine Program?

As the first trucks with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out of the plant, we thought it best to ensure employers were thinking about accommodation requests to their mandatory or recommended COVID-19 vaccine programs. In this FisherBroyles Client Alert, my law partner Eric Meyer and I provide you with our thoughts on this issue— As the…
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NASDAQ Requests Diversity In The Boardroom—Because Leadership Matters

Peanut butter and jelly. Spaghetti and meatballs. Sonny and Cher. Diversity and inclusion. Each goes together, and tends to improve the whole. NASDAQ seems to agree. Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will consider NASDAQ’s request to require all of its listed companies to have at least one woman and one “diverse” director, i.e.,…
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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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