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Childcare: The Working Mom and Employer’s Conundrum  As primary caregivers, many working women have been disproportionately affected by increased personal responsibilities resulting from the pandemic. As a result, they have scaled back or totally left the workforce in staggering numbers.  While not yet a widely litigated issue, the potential employment hotspots created by this issue...

As President-elect Joe Biden and his administration prepare to take office, they seek to expand worker protections and increase agency enforcement of existing laws and regulations. In addition, the incoming Biden administration expressed support for several pieces of federal legislation that passed the House in 2019 and 2020 but failed in the Republican-controlled Senate. Employers...

You’ve gotten a subpoena, now what? Subpoenas and Non-Party Discovery A subpoena is the legal mechanism that commands (1) the production of documents, electronically stored information, or other information, (2) the inspection of premises, (3) testimony at a deposition, hearing, or trial, OR a combination of all three. The applicability and legal force of a...

Thank you to the 350+ attendees of our webinar! Our attorneys discussed the COVID-19 outbreak and related emergency legislation, major business changes, like remote working, layoffs, closings, and leaves of absence, and a host of new laws. Missed it? Click below for multiple webinar viewing options. Click here to view on YouTube. Or click below...

The COVID-19 outbreak, and related emergency legislation, are causing a wide variety of workplace challenges. Employers and employees are trying to deal with major business changes, like remote working, layoffs, closings, and leaves of absence, and a host of new laws. Join employment law attorneys from Barrett & Farahany (plaintiff) and Stanton Law (defense) as...

What Employers Need to Consider with Coronavirus Join Stanton Law this Friday as our attorneys discuss the latest updates on proposed paid sick, family, and medical leave, best practices for dealing with the ongoing crisis, and all the latest breaking CV19 news. Date: Friday, March 20, 2020 Time: 11:30 a.m. Click here to register today! Topics include:...

by Elizabeth Sigler. With the coronavirus still raging on and spreading across the U.S., employers need to be ever more vigilant. Now that COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, employers should take reasonable measures to avoid contributing to the disease’s spread worldwide. In a recent post, we discussed employers’ potential...

by Elizabeth Sigler. The coronavirus and other illnesses may pose complications for employers that require their employees to travel. International travel can complicate whether the illness constitutes a workplace injury under workers’ compensation law. If for some reason it’s not covered by workers’ compensation insurance, employers could face direct liability for the harm, which could...

If you have questions about your rights as an employer (and what your employees’ rights are), you’re not alone! Employment law can be confusing, and there are often many details and exceptions. The Atlanta attorneys at Stanton Law are well-versed in the intricacies of employment law and can help you understand your company’s situation and how to select the best option. To get started, we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions and answers below.

Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock the past month, you’ve heard about the now infamous Roseanne Barr tweet and the ensuing fallout. Just in case you missed it, Barr, whose career was recently revived after the reboot of her eponymous TV show, tweeted out a racist declaration about a former political advisor. Although she...

I recently had lunch with a friend who is happily expecting her first child. While this is certainly an exciting time for her and her husband, she couldn’t help but be anxious about her company’s attitude concerning her pregnancy and the new arrival. Specifically, when she asked the company’s HR Manager about her options for...

I frequently get calls from entrepreneurs and existing business owners looking to establish a business entity, such as an LLC or corporation. Their chief concern? Limiting liability for their new venture. While formalizing the business organization is part of the process for most new business ideas, it’s not necessarily the first place to start when looking to “limit liability.” Creating a business entity is of course important and a priority for any business set-up. I am a business attorney, after all. Set-ups, contracts, deals, and operations are all offerings of my practice. But it’s important to first understand one’s actual liability exposure before taking actions and making investments to limit it. Some tools and techniques may be overkill or completely ineffective. Or, depending on the capital available for start-up and operating costs, they may fall lower on the priority list. To make educated decisions, a little homework is in order.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule that will increase the salary requirements for “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The time for complying with the new rule is just around the corner – the regulation goes into effect on December 1, 2016 regardless of the pending new...

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) of 2016 that became effective May 11, 2016 creates a federal private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and provides remedies including injunction, damages, exemplary damages up to two times the amount of damages for willful and malicious appropriation, and reasonable attorney’s fees for the prevailing party under...

Manori de Silva is taking on the International Sector at Stanton Law. Qualified as an attorney in England (solicitor) and the United States, she uses her understanding of cultural differences to help European companies to do business in the United States. She also helps American companies navigate the complex web of worker protections in Europe. Click here to check out...

What do you see as you look around a typical office?   Once you get past the coffee cups, computer monitors, and creatively designed (or not so creatively designed) desks, it’s about the people.   Diversity in the workplace has increased substantially within the last 10-15 years. There is a wealth of information out there about diversity...

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has recently released decisions and guidance with potentially significant implications for employee handbooks. These new developments are of mixed weight, and some we expect may eventually be more critical to incorporate than others. Regular review of your handbook by an employment attorney helps ensure that your company is up...

Employers offering employee benefits to their employees are required to meet virtually innumerable legal requirements under the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the Internal Revenue Code, as well as dozens of other federal and state laws related to benefits.  These requirements fall into three categories...

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations which provided sweeping changes to the rules under privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), the Health Information Technology for Economic Health (“HITECH”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). “Covered entities”,...

Tips for Choosing the Right Business Attorney by Mitesh J. Patel, Principal, MJ Patel Law Group How much time and effort do you put into hiring a new employee? Between writing the job description, reviewing resumes, interviewing candidates and discussing your options internally, it adds up to quite a bit of time, right? So how...