Fisher Phillips in the News
In the article, "Franchisors Should Be Hands-off Concerning Franchisee Compliance Training," featured in HRDive, attorney Randy Coffey discusses how Franchisors can minimize their liability in joint-employer claims.
Five attorneys with Atlanta-based Fisher Phillips LLP are listed in Georgia Super Lawyers 2017, while one of the firm’s attorneys has been listed as a Rising Star.
In the article, "How Might the New Administration and Congress Impact Employers?" featured in Monster.com, attorney David Lichtenberg discusses what the new administration and congress might mean for employers.
In the article, "How Andrew Puzder Could Impact the New York Workforce as Labor Secretary," featured in New York Business Journal, attorney Seth Kaufman discusses the possible impact of Andrew Puzder on the New York workforce.
Jason Keck was quoted in the SHRM article "8 Things to Consider When Updating Employee Handbooks for 2017" on February 15, 2017.
In the article, "Appeals Court Denies President Trump’s Request to Reinstate Immigration Ban," featured in SHRM, attorney Kim Thompson comments on the federal appeals court that unanimously denied the president's appeal to reinstate the immigration ban.
In the article, "San Francisco Is Fighting Trump’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Order," featured in SHRM, attorney Alden Parker comments on President Trump's executive order to withhold funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't comply with immigration-related requests from the federal government.
In the article, "Trump Sued Over ‘One Reg In, Two Out’ Executive Order," featured in SHRM, attorney Rankdy Coffey comments on President Trump's Jan. 30 order that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.
Fisher Phillips partner Thomas Rebel was the exclusive winner of the Georgia employment and benefits category of the Client Choice Awards 2017.
Fisher Phillips attorney Sheila Bias has been named president-elect of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA).
In the article, "Philadelphia Employers Can't Ask About Salary History," featured in SHRM, attorney Benjamin Mann comments on Philadelphia's new law restricting employers from requiring salary history from job applicants.
Jaklyn Wrigley, an attorney with Fisher Phillips, was recently elected as the President of the Board of Trustees for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art . Wrigley also serves on the Collections Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Governance Committee for the Ocean Springs museum.
In the article, "Trump Immigration Orders Could Deprive Local High-Tech Companies of Foreign Workers," featured on KIRO-TV , attorney Davis Bae discusses the impact of Trump's immigration order on local tech companies.
In the article, "When You've Got Cold or Flu, Don't Infect Co-workers," featured on Cleveland.com, attorney Melissa Dials discusses why employees should stay home if they're sick.
In the article, "How These 3 Bills Could Make It Much Harder to Hire Foreign Workers," featured in Fortune, attorney Kim Thompson comments on three bills pending in Congress that are taking aim at the H-1B visa program and how it may effect startups and small businesses that depend on skilled foreign workers.
In the article, "‘Blacklisting’ Rule Threat Alleviated for Federal Contractors," featured in SHRM, attorney Cheryl Behymer discusses the recent ruling on the 'Blacklisting' Rule.
In the article, "Trump’s Immigration Order Sends Ripples of Worry Through Tech Industry Over H-1B visa Program," featured in The Seattle Times, attorney Davis Bae comments on President Trump's executive order and possible concerns.
In the article, "What you should (and shouldn’t!) do when running a Super Bowl office pool in NJ," featured on Jew Jersey 101.5, attorney Phillip Bauknight discusses the do's and don't's of Super Bowl office pools.
In the article, "Law on gender-neutral signage for single-occupant restrooms kicks in March 1," featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal, attorney Karl Lindegren weighs-in on the new state law requiring businesses to make sure their signs for single-occupant restrooms are gender neutral.
In the article, "Calls for ‘sanctuary’ campuses multiply as fears grow over Trump immigration policy," featured in The Washington Post, attorney, Scott Schneider discusses The University of Notre Dame declaring itself a sanctuary campus and offering protections for undocumented students, staff and family members facing the threat of deportation.
In the article, "More Than 100 Tech Firms Join Legal Fight Against Trump's Travel Ban," featured in the Los Angeles Times, attorney Davis Bae discusses the friend-of-the-court brief filed by many tech firms, arguing against President Trump’s ban on refugees and travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
In the article, "In Good Hands," featured on Human Resources Executive Online, attorneys Steve Bernstein and Randy Coffey comment on Phil Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic as President Trump's picks for the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
In the article, "Leaders' concerns about immigration are centered on the future," featured in Crain's Cleveland Business, attorney David Jones discusses the concerns of the recent immigration order.
In the article, "Legal Marijuana Requires Reassessing Hospital Drug Policies," featured in AHC Media, attorney Danielle Urban weighs-in on changing state laws regarding marijuana that are forcing healthcare providers to reconsider their policies on drug use by employees.
For the past 18 months, hotels have been adjusting to a landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board that put the future of the hotel franchise model in jeopardy, but with a Republican president now in the White House, the industry is trying to remain compliant while holding out high hopes for a reversal of the decision.
In the article, "Memphis Immigration Attorney Wants Executive Order Put 'Out of its Misery'," featured in Memphis Daily News, attorney David Jones comments on President Trump's Immigration ban.
In an interview with KCTV, attorney Samantha Monsees discuses ways to make sure your Super Bowl pool is legal.
The national right-to-work bill introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives poses an existential crisis for the labor movement. And where past attempts at a national law didn’t get far, experts say this latest push has a real — albeit small — chance of success.
In an interview with KENS5 San Antonio, attorney weighs-in on the concerns of employers following the recent immigration ban.
In the article, "Surveying the Class-Action Landscape," featured on Human Resources Executive, attorney Lori Armstrong Halber discusses key factors in the wage and hour landscape after settlement values skyrocketed in 2016.
In an interview with Capital Tonight, on Time Warner Cable News, attorney Adam Bridgers discusses how President Donald Trump's executive orders are affecting companies and employees who do business overseas.
In the article, "Reintroduced Legislation Focuses on H-1B Visa Reforms," featured on SHRM, attorney Kim Thompson discuses how lawmakers from both parties are reintroducing immigration-related bills to limit the use of H-1B visas for skilled foreign guest workers.
In the article, "Gorsuch Would Bring Conservative Bona Fides to Labor Cases," featured in Bloomberg BNA, attorney Rich Meneghello discusses U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's conservative legal view that he's bringing to the bench and the impact it could have on Labor and Employment questions.
In the article, "Rackspace Urges Immigrant Employees to Postpone Travel Plans," featured in San Antonio Express - News, attorney Stephen Roppolo how President Donald Trump's executive order banning people traveling from seven Muslim-majority nations is effecting San Antonio-based Rackspace and other local and national tech companies that are heavily reliant on foreign talent.
In the article, "Trump’s regulation order may put OSHA rules on chopping block," featured in Business Insurance, attorney Ed Foulke comments on President Trump's executive order on reducing regulation and controlling regulatory cost and how it could significantly limit or even halt the introduction of new regulations over the next several years by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
In the article, "Could protesting cost you your job? California labor lawyers explain," featured in San Francisco Business Times, attorney Alden Parker comments on the protections California has in place for employees that decide to protest.
In the article, "The Morning Risk Report: Companies Scramble To Deal With Trump Travel Ban," featured in the Wall Street Journal, attorney Shanon Stevenson discusses steps many companies are already taking and, what they should do following President Trump's travel ban.
In the interview, "U.S. Businesses Rebuke Trump Over Immigration Ban," with NPR, attorney Kim Thompson discusses President trump's immigration ban and what it means for businesses and travelling employees.
- Fisher Phillips Named Top South Florida Law Firm, Four Firm Attorneys Named in 2017 Edition of South Florida Legal Guide1.30.17
Fisher Phillips, one of the largest national law firms in the field of labor and employment law, has once again been named as one of the “Top Law Firms” in South Florida, and four of its attorneys were recognized in the 2017 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. Each was recognized for his or her work in Labor and Employment.
In the article, "Cleveland Businesses, Universities Cautious in Wake of Trump's Immigration Order," featured in Cleveland.com, attorney David Jones discusses the impact of Trump's immigration order.
In the article, "Start of Trump Era Causes Bewilderment Over Policy Formulation," featured in Financial Times, attorney Kim Thompson weighs-in on President Trump's recent executive order on Immigration.
In the article, "Trump Administration Curbs Implementation Of Overtime, ACA, EEOC Pay Disclosure Rules," featured in Bloomberg BNA, attorney Caroline Brown comments on the White House memo instructing to freeze all pending regulations.
In the article, "Trump Taps Republican Miscimarra to Head Labor Board," featured in the Washington Examiner, attorney Steven Bernstein comments on Philip Miscimarra possible nomination to head the National Labor Relations Board.
In the article "What You Had to Say About K-12 Policy and the Election," featured in Education Week on January 19, 2017, Sarah Moore provides insight on the importance of educational institutions continuing to do what is morally right and legally required to keep education access equal.
In the article, "Questions persist on new mining safety rule," featured in Business Insurance, attorney Travis Vance weighs in on U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s new rule on workplace safety examinations for mines.
In the article, "Political Protests: How Your Biz Can Respect Workers' Rights While Keeping Workplace Civil," featured in Orlando Business Journal, attorney Renata Sobral weighs in on how companies can respect their employee’s constitutional rights to protest while maintaining a positive work environment.
In the article, "11th Circ. May Await High Court Decision On Class Waivers," featured in Law 360, attorney Reyburn Lominack weighs in on the simmering debate about whether employee arbitration agreements can contain collective action waivers that came before the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday.
In the article, "Employment Law: Changing Labor Laws," featured in Columbus CEO, attorney Bob Robenalt discusses regulatory changes affecting post-accident drug testing and incentive programs for workplace safety and anti-retaliation provisions.
- Consero Report Finds That Over 50% of General Counsel Surveyed Do Not Have The Capacity to Manage NLRB Changes1.20.17
Fifty-seven percent of General Counsel respondents stated they do not have the capacity to manage National Labor Relations Board changes relating to joint employment or social media limitations, according to a new report by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. The results were reported as a part of the General Counsel Report, compiled by Consero Group and developed in partnership with Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm.
Fisher Phillips announces Partners James J. McDonald, Jr. in the firm’s Irvine office and Peter Flanderka and Todd B. Scherwin in the Los Angeles office have been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers 2017 Edition®.
Fisher Phillips announces partners Christopher C. Hoffman, David B. Monks and Regina A. Petty of the firm’s San Diego office have been named to the San Diego Super Lawyers 2017Edition®. In addition, Partner James C. Fessenden and Associate David E. Amaya were named as “Rising Stars,” which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the region.
Four attorneys in the Charlotte office of labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips have been rated among the best attorneys in North Carolina. Mason G. Alexander, managing partner, and Kevin J. Dalton, partner, have been named to 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers. In addition Travis W. Vance, of counsel, and Adam Bridgers, an associate, were listed in 2017 North Carolina Rising Stars.
In the article, "Unconscious bias is a problem for employees and employers," featured in The Boston Business Journal, partner Cheryl Pinarchick weighs in on the impact of unconscious bias, prejudicial mental short cuts unwittingly made based on outdated social norms and stereotypes, in the workplace.
In the article "Background Check Best Practices," featured on SecurityInfoWatch, David Roth provides insight regarding background checks in the security industry. Due to the fact that technicians are granted unsupervised access into people's homes and businesses, they are even more important and stringent. It is essential that background checks be conducted within the maze of laws designed primarily to protect job applicants.
Todd Fredrickson, partner in the Denver office of Fisher Phillips LLP, has been named to 5280 magazine’s list of Top Lawyers 2017. This is the third year in succession that Fredrickson has been listed as a Top Lawyer by 5280, Denver’s leading lifestyle publication and the state’s highest circulation magazine. He was recognized in the category of “Labor and Employment: Defense.”
The article "A Look at Possible Labor Policy Changes Under Trump," featured in Akron Legal News examines what labor policy changes might occur if President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor Andrew Puzder is confirmed.
In the web article, "K-12 Policy and the Election," featured in Education Week, attorneys Sarah Moore and Jim Patrick comment on what will a Trump administration mean for K-12 education.
In the article, "Background Check Best Practices," featured on Security InfoWatch, attorney David Roth discusses the growing importance of background checks in the security industry.
In the article, "Supreme Court to Rule on Class-Action Waivers," featured on SHRM.com, attorney Steve Bernstein comments on the court announcement that it will review to determine whether class-action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful.
Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin M. Ebbink as Of Counsel in Sacramento.
In the article, "Do Ban-the-Box Laws Work?" featured on SHRM.com, attorney Jay Hux comments on whether or not ban-the-box laws actually accomplish their objectives.
In the article, "Kentucky Right-to-Work Law Gets Green Light," featured on SHRM Online, attorney Tom Birchfield weighs in on what Kentucky's right-to-work law means for businesses.
In the article, "Right-To-Work Battle Heating Up Early In 2017," featured on Law360, attorney Steve Bernstein comments on Kentucky's right-to-work law.
In the article, "Fisher Phillips Names Greco New Head of Denver Office," featured on Law Week Colorado, attorney Mike Greco discusses priorities for the Denver office in his new role of regional managing partner.
In the article, "Texas Judge Bars ACA Transgender Protections," featured on SHRM, attorney Jaklyn Wrigley discusses a federal judge in Texas that has blocked enforcement of Affordable Care Act (ACA) protections aimed at preventing health care providers from discriminating based on gender identity and its impact.
In the article, "MBJ 2017 Predictions: Legal," featured in Memphis Daily News, attorney Martin Thompson discusses the legal sector and the anticipated business growth under the Trump administration.
A term once used by few now takes the national stage on a regular basis. “Implicit bias” has made headlines in the past year; most recently when Hillary Clinton tied it to the shooting of an unarmed black man. The topic continues to be relevant, including in workplace matters. Even when employers are committed to diversity in the workplace, some social scientists claim that implicit bias and stereotypes may negatively influence employment decisions.
In the article, "Cop Says Female Boss Sexually Harassed Him, Sues County," featured in USA Today, attorney Scott Schneider comments on a case where a male officer files a lawsuit against a female boss that was allegedly sexually harassing him.
Jeffrey A. Fritz has become partner in the Boston office of the national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips, the firm announced today. An employment law litigator, Fritz joined Fisher Phillips in 2013 Of Counsel.
Fisher Phillips announced that Ted Boehm has been elected to partner. He is one of 13 attorneys in eight offices around the country who received equivalent promotions, all of which went into effect January 1, 2017.
Fisher Phillips announces associates Collin D. Cook, John A. Mavros, Tyler T. Rasmussen and Boris Sorsher in the Irvine office, associates Shaun J. Voigt and Raul E. Zermeno in the Los Angeles office and Of Counsel Aaron Olsen in the San Diego office have all been promoted to partner, effective January 1. Cook and Voigt will relocate from the Irvine office to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively.
- Fisher Phillips Welcomes Eighth Partner to New Orleans Office1.3.17
Today, Fisher Phillips announced Michelle Anderson will be named partner in the New Orleans office. Recently honored as a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers, Anderson represents employers in all aspects of employment law in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Anderson is admitted to practice in Louisiana and Florida.
The Las Vegas office of Fisher Phillips LLP announced that David Dornak and Whit Selert were each elected as partners for the prominent labor law firm. Their promotions took effect Jan. 1. Across the firm nationally, an additional 11 new partners were named.
Fisher Phillips LLP announced today that Michael R. Greco has been named Regional Managing Partner of the firm’s Denver office.
Fisher Phillips announces Of Counsel Wendy McGuire Coats and Associate Collin D. Cook have been promoted to partner, effective January 1. Cook is currently in the firm’s Irvine office and will relocate to San Francisco in January.
In the article, "Recording Conversations at Work: Can You Record Remote Workers?" featured on Flexjobs, attorney Michael Marra provides details on recording rules in each state as well as federal vs. state rules.
In the article, "Are Doctors’ Notes Advisable for California Disability Accommodations?" featured on SHRM Online, attorney Christine Baran discusses the topic of whether or not doctor's notes are needed when an employee asks for a disability accommodation.
Attorneys Kathleen McLeod Caminiti, Cheryl Behymer and Cheryl Pinarchick discuss the firm's new Pay Equity Practice Group in an interview with Akron Legal News.
In the article, "After a Major Year of Scrutiny, Sharing Economy Will Continue to Raise Questions in 2017," featured in the Daily Journal, attorney Todd Scherwin comments on employee classifications for startups and technology companies like Uber technologies.
In her guest article “How Mental Health Testimony Revictimizes Plaintiffs” in the Dec. 14, 2016, edition of Law360 Expert Analysis, Chloe J. Roberts criticizes the defendant’s use of forensic psychiatric testimony in the recent sexual harassment trial involving SpaceX in Los Angeles.
In the article, "Defend Trade Secrets Act: Considerations for the Year Ahead," featured on Law.com, attorney Christopher Stief discusses issues that may emerge in 2017 as courts begin to interpret the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) that was enacted in May 2016.
In the article "OSHA Rule Stresses Maintaining Injury and Illness Records," featured Business Insurance, attorney Edwin Foulke discusses the new U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule and what it could mean for employers.
In the article, "Trump's Crackdown on Illegal Immigration Worries Businesses," featured in the Washington Examiner, attorney Kim Thompson weighs-in on President-elect Trump's promise of vastly stepped-up immigration enforcement and how employers might adjust.
In the article, "Pieces of Blacklisting Law on Hold," featured in Colorado Real Estate Journal, attorney Susan Schaecher discusses the law often referred to as the "blacklisting" law and how it effects prospective and existing federal contractors.
Fisher Phillips Philadelphia Partners Lori Armstrong Halber and Rick Grimaldi presented Temple University's Executive Vice President and Provost JoAnne Epps with the Business Leadership in Diversity Award.
In the artcile, "Bias Under Immigration Law Needn't Rest on Hostility," featured on Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, attorney Kim Thompson weighs in on a final rule on enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act's anti-discrimination provision.
In the article, "Use the Holiday Office Party to Help, Not Harm, Your Career," featured on Cleveland.com, attorney Melissa Dials counsels employers to hold training in advance of the holiday office party.
In the article, "The Pay Equity Law Firm," featured on the Boston Globe announced the new Pay Equity practice group. Cheryl Pinarchick, one of the three national chairpersons was quoted.
In the article, "Is Tech Sinking Your Business? Here's How You Can Protect Your Company," featured on AZBIGMedia, Partner Pavneet Uppal discusses how companies can protect trade secrets and confidential information.
In the article, "Louisville Law Firm Quadruples in Size, Will Move to Bigger Space," attorney Tom Birchfield talks about the Louisville office of Fisher Phillips and how its grown since its inception in 2009. They will be moving to a new space after the holidays.
In the article, "Overtime Regulation Strike-down will Affect Hundreds of Coast Workers," featured in SunHerald, attorney Steve Cupp discusses how the strike-down of an overtime regulation by a Texas judge will affect hundreds of workers along the Coast just in time for the holidays.
Attorney Cheryl Pinarchick appeared in a segment on New England Cable News on December 8, 2016. In the segment, Cheryl discusses the Do's and Don'ts of office holiday parties.
In the article, "Giving Gifts To Your Coworkers? NJ Experts Say Follow These Rules," featured on NJ 101.5, attorney Chris Capone gives his advice on the best approach to holiday gift-giving while on the job.
In the article, "5 Seasonal Worker Hiring Blunders Employers Should Avoid," attorney Ed Harold weighs in on what employers should do during the holidays when hiring temporary and seasonal employees.
Sidney Minter was featured on WBTV on December 4, 2016. In the segment, Sidney provides tips for surviving your office holiday party.
The article, "National Labor and Employment Firm Starts Pay Equity Practice," featured in American Lawyer, announces the formation of the new Pay Equity group that seeks to assist clients in what some experts predict could be an active area of litigation in 2017.
In the article, "Uber Driver Fight Helps to Shape Sharing Economy," featured in Bloomberg BNA, attorney Rich Meneghello weighs in on Uber Technologies Inc. and its legal fights over whether it should treat its drivers as full-fledged employees instead of less expensive independent contractors.
- Attorneys address employer concerns over pay equity issues12.5.16
Fisher Phillips announced today the formation of its Pay Equity Practice Group, launched in response to recent legislative and regulatory initiatives and subsequent employer concerns over pay equity issues.
Just as employers were scrambling to comply with new U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) overtime wage regulations that were set to go into effect on December 1, a federal court in Texas blocked its implementation.
In the article, "Will Trump's Immigration Audits Help U.S. Workers?," featured in Bloomberg BNA, Partner David Jones provided insight into Trump's immigration plans and the impact on U.S. workers.
In the article, "Texas Labor Union Files For Bankruptcy," featured in The Wall Street Journal, attorney Kevin Troutman comments on the Texas arm of the Service Employees International Union filing for bankruptcy after a jury found it responsible for a campaign to bully a holdout janitorial firm into accepting the union’s organizing terms.
In the article, "Overtime Rule on Pause," featured in Law Week Colorado, attorney Todd Fredrickson, comments on the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule after a Texas federal judge blocked it.
In the article, "Triple Play: Dealing with Sexual Harassment Issues," featured featured in NJBiz, attorney Rosemary Gousman gives advice to employers for dealing with sexual harassment issues.
- Six Others Listed as Rising Stars12.2.16
Six attorneys from the Cleveland and Columbus offices have been listed in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers.
In the article, “Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Now,” featured in SHRM, Attorney Corey Goerdt discussed what HR professionals need to be aware of with emerging technology. These technologies such as machine learning may unlawfully discriminate a protected category, like race, gender or age.
In the article, "Employer Alert: OSHA free to enforce anti-retaliation rule," featured on Safety.BLR.com, attorney Howard Mavity discusses a judge's decision on OSHA's anti-retaliation provisions. The rules are now on the books and enforceable.
In the article, "How To Keep Trade Secrets Safe," featured in Law360, Partner Bob Yonowitz provided tips on how companies in any industry can keep their trade secrets safe and what to do if theft occurs.
In the article, "How Will Education Be Shaped Under Trump," featured in Akron Legal News, attorneys Sarah Moore and Jim Patrick discuss how the education system will be shaped under a Trump presidency.
In the article, "New Overtime Wage Rules Could Face Long Delay," featured on Memphis Daily News, attorney Rob Ratton discusses the decision of a federal court judge in Texas to to block the new U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) overtime wage regulations that were set to go into effect on December 1.
In the article, "Labor Department's Persuader Rule 'a dead duck,' Attorney Says," featured on Legal NewsLine, attorney David Hiller discusses the permanent injunction issued by a federal judge against a rule that would have made attorney and client talks on union issues on the record.