Fisher Phillips in the News
Five attorneys in Fisher Phillips’ Columbia office have been selected for inclusion in this year’s South Carolina Super Lawyers and one attorney has been selected for Rising Stars.
Partner Wendy McGuire Coats and Associate Megan Walker authored the article, “What is sex?: Expanding LGBT rights under Title VII,” which published in the April 25 issue of the Daily Journal and provides analysis on the recent 7th Circuit Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College decision.
There are new laws that have been implemented in California recently that HR professionals should be aware of during their hiring process. In the article, "California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions," featured in SHRM, Benjamin Ebbink discusses ways for employers to adhere to these new regulations.
Fox's departure with Bill O'Reilly has inevitably prompted a conversation about the tolerance of sexual harassment culture within American businesses. In the article, "O'Reilly and Changing a Culture of Sexual Harassment," featured in the Christian Science Monitor, Michael Marra discusses the importance of having a zero-tolerance policy in place.
Recent media coverage of a high-profile matter involving a media star and allegations of sexual harassment offers some valuable lessons to managers. In the article, "3 Lessons Employers Can Learn From Bill O'Reilly's Ouster," featured in Law360, Partner Michael Marra offers employers a lesson in fair treatment.
In the article, "Bill Blocks Federal Contractor ‘Blacklisting Law’," featured in Colorado Real Estate Journal, Partner Sue Schaecher discusses President Barack Obama's "blacklisting order" and the steps taken to overrule it.
The article, "SF Restaurants’ Employees Hungry for Valid Paychecks," featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, depicts the story of the San Francisco restaurant scene where employers have been committing wage theft and violating multiple labor codes.
The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association is pleased to provide free legal consultation to citizens through the annual Ask-A-Lawyer Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Co-chairing this event is Attorney Sidney Minter, who has helped secure 7 locations across the State of North Carolina where volunteer attorneys will be answering legal questions for members of the public.
The April 4 ruling by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was hailed as a monumental moment by many, but perhaps it did not receive enough attention. In the article, "Court Ruling on LGBT Workplace Discrimination a Good Sign of Things to Come," featured in the Chicago Tribune, Attorney Sidney Minter explains what this ruling may mean to workers nationally in the months and years to come.
Old employment law posters should be saved to help prove past compliance, even though retaining old posters isn't required, management attorneys say. Employers also should take pictures of old posters with time-and-date stamps to have a physical record that they were displayed, according to James Hux Jr.
A recent decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago makes it the only court to rule that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In the article, "Local Lawyer: New LGBT Employment Discrimination Ruling Could Affect KC," featured in Kansas City Business Journal, Partner Randy Coffey discusses how this decision could affect employers and other court rulings.
Many Obama-era National Labor Relations Board decisions are expected to be rolled back with Donald Trump in the White House, but experts say congressional Republicans may look to go even further and “punish” the board through dramatic budget cuts that would wreak havoc on the agency.
Attorney Shayna Balch with the Phoenix office of Fisher Phillips has been listed in 2017 Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars.
With ICE raids on the rise, employers are taking steps to better prepare themselves for these raids. In the article, "Illinois Businesses Prepare For Possibility Of Dramatic Immigration Raids," featured in Chicago Tribune, Attorney Scott Fanning advises employers to conduct their own I-9 audits.
In conjunction with the landmark appeals court ruling extending Title VII protections to sexual orientation, Attorney Sidney Minter was interviewed on WBT Radio with Scott Fitzgerlad.
Although it may be some time before we commute to work in flying cars or teleport to our company’s lunar outpost, a concept once thought to be outside the realm of possibility is now on the verge of transforming the modern workplace -- working side-by-side with robotics capable of artificial intelligence (AI).
In a vote Wednesday, New York City Council approved legislature banning employers from asking applicants about their previous salary. In the article, "New York City Just Banned Bosses From Asking This Sensitive Question," featured in The Washington Post, Attorney Melissa Osipoff discusses the potential influence this decision will have on a broader level.
- EEOC Adds Online Portal For Filing Employer Discrimination Claims; Chicago Selected For Pilot Program4.6.17
Employees in the Chicago area and other select metropolitan areas will now be able to initiate employment discrimination claims against their employers through an online portal.
In the article, "Legal Hazards in the Hiring Process," featured in Hospital Recruiting, Attorney Michael Marra discusses the challenges of staying in compliance with local and state laws during the hiring process.
Fisher Phillips announced today its website, www.fisherphillips.com, has won multiple awards for its layout, design, interface and overall functionality.
Labor and employment attorneys are urging business and property owners to review their employee handgun policies to ensure they comply with a new law expanding the rights of those who have concealed carry licenses. In the article, "New Law Changes Rules For Employee Handgun Possession," featured in Akron Legal News, Attorney Melissa Dials
In the article, "H-1B Visas for Computer Programmers May Be Harder to Come By," featured in SHRM, Partner Shanon Stevenson addresses the uncertainty employers may be feeling over the recent H-1B visa memo.
Employers in the U.S. and the foreign IT outsourcing firms they contract with for H-1B visa workers are the primary targets of new enforcement measures announced by the Trump administration. In the article, "USCIS to Target Perceived H-1B Abusers with Focused Site Visits," featured in SHRM, Partner Shanon Stevenson comments on the effects of the random H-1B site visits.
In the article, "Some Swedish Workers Are Getting Microchips Implanted In Their Hands," featured in The Washington Post, Partner C.R. Wright comments on the likelihood of employers implementing the implantation of microchips into employees, as they have done in Sweden.
The Seventh Circuit overruled its own precedent and broke from the federal courts’ traditional view that Title VII's sex discrimination ban isn't intended to protect workers against sexual orientation bias. In the article, "Landmark Gay Bias Ruling May Move Issue Closer to High Court," featured in Bloomberg BNA, Partner J. Randall Coffey discusses the implications of this decision.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, has introduced legislation to address what she says is the “troubling growth” of part-time workers in California. But federal and state labor data show that the number of involuntary part-time workers has been declining in recent years. If that’s the case, it is unclear why such a law is needed.
Ban-the-box laws are aimed at delaying the point in time during the hiring process when an employer can ask applicants about their criminal history. The "box" being banned is the one an applicant must check on the initial application disclosing prior criminal history (Have you ever been evicted of a crime?)
President Trump recently nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) bench. If he’s confirmed by the Senate, Gorsuch would likely align with the more conservative bloc of justices to form a slim majority in tight cases. The question on the mind of employers across northeast Ohio and the nation is: How would Gorsuch rule on workplace law cases that come before the SCOTUS?
- Changing Landscape of Recreational Use of Cannabis – A Look into California’s Proposition 64 and Similar Statutes Coming to a State Near You4.1.17
Last November, California, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and their respective measures passed in all but Arizona. In addition, Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota joined 28 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico in legalizing the medical use of marijuana, with Montana expanding the scope of its medical marijuana statute to reduce certain limitations on prescriptions and increase the number of conditions for which marijuana can be prescribed.
Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of local labor and employment ordinances throughout California, traditionally an area reserved for the state Legislature. Cities like San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles have created new workplace obligations on topics such as wage theft, local minimum and living wages, health care coverage, paid sick leave and countless other policy areas. Although some of the more creative - and onerous - proposals often start at the local level, they frequently work their way to the state capitol in the form of statewide legislation.
California lawmakers are seeking to offer legislative protection to immigrant workers to challenge potential Trump administration worksite raids. In the article, "California Lawmakers Seek Protections In Case Of Worksite Raids," featured in Nation's Restaurant News, Benjamin Ebbink comments on Assembly Bill 450 that was recently unveiled.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 would cut $2.5 billion from the Department of Labor, and funding for certain workplace safety initiatives would be on the chopping block. In the article, "OSHA Programs May Be Hit by Budget Cuts," featured in SHRM, Partner Edwin Foulke explains how the budget cuts may affect OSHA.
The National Labor Relations Board's August decision giving graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University the right to organize, if it survives possible appeals, would lead to “years and years of unnecessary litigation” over grievances spilling over into matters of academic freedom, an attorney for the “Ivy-plus” universities said March 27.
According to SHRM and CUPA-HR, the EEOC's proposed guidance on preventing harassment should be changed in multiple ways to bring it in line with federal law. In the article, "EEOC Harassment Guidance Is off the Mark in 8 Ways," featured in SHRM, Franklin Wolf explains why the guidance should not suggest that an indication that conduct is unwelcome shows that the conduct is objectively offensive.
- Supreme Court Ushers in New Age of Education for Students with Disabilities Unable to Achieve Grade Level in a Regular Classroom3.24.17
Since 1982, determining whether a federally funded school met its obligation to provide a “free appropriate public education” to a child protected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act rested on whether the student’s Individualized Education Plan was “reasonably calculated to enable the child to receive educational benefits.”
With Obama's presidency at a close, so are his regulations. On Thursday, the Senate voted 50 to 48 (two Republican senators abstained) to eliminate an Obama-administration rule that required companies to retain their records of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths for five years after an incident occurs.
In the article, "Supreme Court: NLRB Official Couldn’t Be Acting General Counsel and Nominee Simultaneously," featured in SHRM, Attorney Corey Goerdt uses Solomon's revocation of counsel to highlight the importance of having good legal representation.
- Rich Meneghello is recognized by JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards3.22.17
Fisher Phillips announced that Rich Meneghello, a partner in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office, is being recognized as a JD Supra Top Author by the JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Rich was selected from among thousands of authors the journal published during 2016. Specifically, Rich was given the award due to the high level of visibility and engagement he attained with readers on the subject of Employer Liability Issues.
As much as employers might try to dissociate themselves from their employees private social media lives, there are times when they must get involved. In the article, "Damage Control for Employees’ Online Posts Can Prove Risky," featured in Law Week Colorado, Attorneys Todd Fredrickson and Danielle Urban contribute their thoughts on the matter.
Featured in Law360, Attorneys Collin Warren and Travis Vance address the debate regarding what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may look like during the next few months under the Trump administration.
In the article, "What to Expect When You're Expecting Acosta as Labor Secretary," featured in Bloomberg, Ed Foulke makes a statement on the expected approach labor enforcement agencies will take under Acosta.
In the article, "IBM, Remote-Work Pioneer, Is Calling Thousands Of Employees Back To The Office," featured in Quartz Media, Michael Marra comments on the theory of IBM using co-location as a downsizing effort.
In the article, "Truning Lives Around," featured in Super Lawyers Magazine, Attorney Jeff Barnes was recognized for the work he does outside of the office. As one who believes in giving back, he utilizes his time, skills, and knowledge to help others. He works with the YMCA International helping refugees, and offers pro bono counsel to Houston's Center for Success and Independence supporting teens facing addiction and mental health issues.
New state rules will take effect for concealed carry permit holders on Tuesday, giving them the right to tote handguns and ammunition onto workplace property. This game-changer will affect employers who, until this time, could ban firearms from workplace property, but "now, if you have some sort of a blanket policy like that, you'll be in violation of the law as of the 21st," explains Steve Loewengart.
The office pool for March Madness is as much a staple of corporate culture as the holiday party. However, bracketology poses some potential concerns for the health of your workforce.
With Trump's OSHA intentions still unclear, it is unknown if the agency's interpretation of current rules will survive or be amended. One popular discussion is over the safety incentives and blanket post-accident drug tests and their potential to deter reporting.
Although Trump ran on a platform of creating a more business-friendly environment, many are still unclear how his administration will deal with the regulation-heavy Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In the article, "Regulation Reboot: What Is OSHA's Fate Under A Trump Administration?," featured in Construction DIVE, Partner Edwin G. Foulke Jr. addresses what he believes will be the change in approach from the Obama administration.
With March Madness right around the corner, employers may view this tournament as a potential distraction for their employees. In the article, "Will You Be Glued To March Madness At Work? Maybe That's A Good Thing," featured on New Jersey 101.5, Attorney Phillip Bauknight explains that March Madness may actually have a team-building effect in the office.
Denver, CO. March 15, 2017 – Fisher Phillips has announced that four attorneys in the firm’s Denver office have been named to the 2017 list of Colorado Super Lawyers and Colorado Rising Stars.
- Two Named to 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers List of Rising Stars3.14.17
Due to their outstanding practice in labor and employment law, five attorneys from the Murray Hill, N.J. office of Fisher Phillips have been named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Additionally, two attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list.
- Use common sense and take action to keep your data secure3.14.17
In the article, "Protect Your Company From a Data Breach," featured in Colorado Biz, Partner Danielle Urban discusses the need for companies to take cybersecurity seriously, devoting personnel and money to the issue. It is no longer enough to wait until something happens to take data security seriously.
Attorneys Lauren Claycomb and Todd Logsdon were both quoted in the article, "Federal Agency Curbs Move In House But May Stall In Senate," featured in Business Insurance. They spoke on the Midnight Rules relief Act that has been stalled since Jan 5.
Uber's recent victory in the ongoing battle over whether its drivers are properly classified should prove to be a lesson to other businesses that use the same shared economy business model. In the article, "Uber’s Court Victory Serves as a Reminder of the Importance of Proper Classification," featured in midlands biz, Stephen Mitchell and Sheila Bias give an account of the case and a key tip to ensure employers avoid costly classification mistakes.
In recent years, the number of data breaches has been increasing at an alarming rate, posing a significant threat to businesses of all sizes. On average, a total of 80-90 million cybersecurity incidents is reported annually. In 2015 alone, we saw a 35% increase in cyberattacks from the prior year, and that number is continuing to climb.
In a recent case, Evans v. Ga. Reg'l Hosp., a federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that the federal civil rights law doesn't prohibit discrimination against gay and lesbian workers. This decision was made on the argument that bias based on sexual orientation is discrimination under Title VII. There is, however, those that question if Title VII's ban on sex bias necessarily prohibits discrimination against lesbian and gay workers.
On the subject of labor law shifts under the Trump administration, Attorney Steve Bernstein was quoted in the article, "Business Groups Enlist States To Undo A Hated Obama Pro-Union Regulation," featured in the Washington Examiner.
While conflict ensues in Kentucky over the right-to-work laws that were adopted by the state in January 2017, unions have asked the Sixth Circuit to vacate its judgment in anticipation of escalating this matter to the U.S Supreme Court. In the article, "Unions Hope To Take Local Right-To-Work Ruling To SCOTUS," featured in Law360, Steve Bernstein issues a statement about these laws.
Attorney James J. McDonald's article, "Employment at Will: What It Really Means in California," featured in Society for Human Resource Management," gives an overview of the policies, expectations, and best practices following the implementation of this new law.
In an effort to overcome workforce pay inequality, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia both passed a ban prohibiting employers from asking job applicants their salary history. Through this legislation, states are working to address gender-pay inequality. In the article, "Salary-History Bans Expanding," featured in Human Resource Executive Online, Attorney Benjamin Mann was quoted, commenting on the effects that this ban will have on HR leaders.
In a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, a disabled child's parents will be allowed to sue their school district for not allowing her to bring her service dog to school, even though they had not exhausted the school's administrative recourse. This ruling has some worried that this will lead to an increase in lawsuits against school districts.
In the article, "Could Dramatic Immigration Workplace Raids Make A Comeback Under Trump?," featured in the Chicago Tribune, Attorney Scott Fanning advises employers on how to protect themselves in accordance to the new legislation on immigration.
In light of the 'Day Without a Woman' strike, many are wondering what the consequences are for those who decide to participate and skip a day of work. In the article, "Women's March Continues, but Strikers May Lack Labor Law Protections," featured in Bloomberg BNA, Robert Kilgore gives his take on the matter.
Memphis Business Journal's 2017 Best of the Bar awards, held on March 7, 2017, honored attorneys from private firms, public service and private companies. During this event, Attorney Courtney Leyes was honored with the Ace Associate award.
- Fisher Phillips Announces Jeff Barnes And Mauro Ramirez Have Been Named To The 2017 List Of Texas Rising Stars3.8.17
The Houston office of Fisher Phillips, a management-side labor and employment law firm, announced today that Jeff Barnes and Mauro Ramirez have been named to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list. This exclusive list recognizes less than 3 percent of Texas lawyers. Additionally, attorneys must be under 40 years of age or have been practicing less than 10 years.
Often times, employers struggle with the Family and Medical Leave Act when it comes to employees who require intermittent leave. While most employees take their allotted time all at once, there are some who need to take shorter, less predictable time off.
On Monday, Donald Trump signed a reworked version of his travel ban in efforts to withstand court challenges. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson believes that the new Trump executive order on immigration represents a victory for our state, but he still has some concerns. In an interview on KOMO Radio, Davis Bae addresses some of his own concerns with this new order.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is temporarily suspending premium processing for all H-1B petitions, which will delay adjudication of all H-1B cap-subject cases filed for fiscal year 2018. In the article,"USCIS Suspends H-1B Visa Premium Processing," featured on Society for Human Resource Management, Partner Kim Thompson addresses the pending backlog.
In the article,"Wash. AG ‘Carefully Reviewing' President Trump's Revised Travel Ban," featured on KIRO 7, Davis Bae comments on the likelihood of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson having favorable outcomes should he decide to take legal action against the executive order.
In the article, "Senate Strikes Down Reporting Requirement for Federal Contractors," featured in Society For Human Resource Management, Susan Schaecher gives her take on the blacklisting rule.
Republican lawmakers in Washington have long called for repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replacing it with what they would consider to be a better, more affordable alternative.
On February 16, 2017 Fisher Phillips Memphis Attorney Rob Ratton presented the strategies and legal tools needed to protect your business when the star employee decides to play for the other team.
In the article, "OSHA Penalties Keep Changing, But the OSH Act Remains the Same," published in EHS Today, Travis Vance speaks to the validity of OSHA’s recent penalty increases and whether employers can legally challenge the increase.
In the article, "A Crash Course in “Ban the Box”: Crucial Information on this New Legislative Movement," featured in WCR, Wendy McGuire Coats, Laurie A. Koscielak, and Katherine P. Sandberg provide an overview of the "Ban the Box" ordinances and what it means for employers.
The Philadelphia Police Department is now enforcing its first-ever tattoo policy forbidding on-duty officers from having “offensive, extremist, indecent, racist or sexist” tattoos. The policy, titled Directive 6.7, forbids head, face, neck and scalp tattoos and became effective March 1, 2017.
In the article, "Eye on Hospitality: Path to Citizenship – What Employers Need to Know," featured in Washington Hospitality Association, Davis Bae advises employers on how they can legally hire a foreign national through Form I-140.
In the article,"U.S. News Best Lawyers – Fisher Phillips Louisville," featured in HR Professionals Magazine, five Louisville attorneys were highlighted in the Best Lawyers section of this publication.
Some of the most talented and experienced attorneys come to Fisher Phillips to handle challenging cases involving workplace issues faced by employers and HR professionals.
For many employees, completing the I-9 for process is an exciting time because it means they have landed that job and have arrived for their first day of work. For employers, however, the I-9 form can be a process that is confusing, especially when it comes to determining whether certain identity and employment eligibility documents presented by employees are acceptable.
In light of the recent strikes protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Steve Miller gave his views on employers asking their employees why they participated, in an interview featured in the Society of Human Resource Management.
Last week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring every federal agency to establish a “Regulatory Reform Task Force” to eliminate what he considers to be unnecessary and burdensome regulations hampering the American economy.
Prior to Donald Trump's election, the restaurant industry tended to have a negative outlook on business conditions. However, with Trump now in office, restaurant industry insiders have a more favorable perspective of the future.
In the article, "Restaurants Should Prepare for an Increase in Immigration Enforcement," published in Restaurant Hospitality, Jessica Cook addresses the impact that the restaurant industry will have due to the stricter enforcement of I-9 documentation.
In the article, "Women to Watch 2017," featured in Philly Biz, Partner Lori Armstrong Halber is recognized as a woman who is making an impact in local business and achieving success in her field.
Holly N. Mancl has joined the Charlotte office of labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips, as an associate.
In the article, "Acosta's Record Supporting Minorities at Justice Raises Questions About Immigration Enforcement," featured in the Washington Examiner, Richard Meneghello speaks to the mystery of Acosta and his navigation of labor laws.
In a recent article published on Boston.com, Jeff Dretler answers the question, "Can You File for Unemployment Benefits After Signing a Release?"
In the article, "On Title IX, Obama Civil Rights Leader Has No Regrets," featured in the Daily Journal, Jason Brown gave his input on the Gloucester County School Board v. G.G case.
In the article, "Franchisors Should Be Hands-off Concerning Franchisee Compliance Training," featured in HRDive, Randy Coffey discusses how Franchisors can minimize their liability in joint-employer claims.
In the article, "OSHA Transgender Restroom Guidance in Doubt," featured in Bloomberg BNA, Lariza Hebert speaks on the topic of OSHA being overturned by the Trump administration.
- International SOS Foundation and Fisher Phillips, Publish White Paper on Legal Duty of Care Framework in the US2.23.17
The International SOS Foundation and Fisher Phillips, in partnership with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), have published a white paper advising United States organizations of the "Legal Perspective on the Health, Safety & Security Responsibilities for a Mobile Workforce."
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.
Federal contractors awarded contracts involving access to personally identifiable information need to comply with a new rule intended to ensure that their workforces protect that information.
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.
In the article, "Immigration Attorney Cites Anxiety Over Next Steps in Federal Immigration Rules," featured in Memphis Daily News, Attorney David Jones talks about the uncertainty felt in light of the travel ban and gives advice to those who may be effected by it.
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.
On Jan. 30, President Trump signed a controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues. Titled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals,” the order placed an immediate freeze on all entry for individuals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan for at least 90 days.
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, "Trump Travel Ban Leaves Some Employers in Limbo," featured in Law Week Colorado, Jocelyn Campanaro commented on the global immigration practice that employers are taking, which involves identifying personnel who might be subject to the ban.
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, "Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch Could Please Risk Managers," featured in Business Insurance, Richard Meneghello discusses President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the vacant ninth seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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.
In the article, "Travel Ban Poses Risks to Employers," featured in Business Insurance, Scott Fanning speaks on the risk that employers face due to the executive order signed by President Donald Trump shutting the borders to refugees and others from several largely Muslim countries.
- 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.