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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

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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Employers Encounter Employee Turkey Travel Plans

How should businesses handle employee travel for Thanksgiving? This is a year unlike any other. We have a worldwide pandemic competing with employees swarming airports to be with their families who live in other states despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imploring folks not to travel this year. My #emplaw @FisherBroyles…
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Employee in Quarantine? Or Caring For A Child Whose School Is Closed? Calculating FFCRA Leave Can Be Hard.

The U.S. Department of Labor agreed, and decided to make leave times and payment easier to calculate for employers subject to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) with a handy chart. Wait, Do I Have To Provide FFCRA Leave? Don’t know if you, employer, have to comply with FFCRA? Let’s answer these simple questions:…
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Supervisor: “Being Gay Is A Mental Disorder.” Such Comments Do Not Bode Well For An Employer’s Motion for Summary Judgment

Since June, federal law protects employees from discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This means that an employer, supervisor, or co-worker may not discriminate or harass an employee because he is gay or is gender non-conforming. If an employee appears to be man, but does not identify as one, that’s his…
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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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