Fisher Phillips in the News
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Fisher Phillips in its 2020 “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” highlighting the city’s top law firms ranked for their company culture, employee compensation and benefits, diversity and women’s initiatives, and work-life balance.
In an interview with The American Lawyer, Jeff Smith discusses the impact that COVID-19 has had on law firms’ costs tied to health care claims.
- The Wall Street Journal Talks to Workplace Safety Co-Chair About What Actions Employers Can – and Cannot – Take to Monitor Employees’ Thanksgiving Plans11.19.20
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Todd Logsdon discusses how employers should handle their employees’ Thanksgiving plans amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.
- Global Immigration Co-Chair Discusses Immigration Developments that Employers Should Expect Under the Biden Administration11.18.20
In an interview with SHRM, Davis Bae weighs-in on the developments that employers can expect in immigration law under President Biden.
- The Wall Street Journal Talks to Workplace Safety Co-Chair About White-Collar Workplaces Reopening Amid COVID-1911.16.20
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Travis Vance weighs-in on the workplace safety issues that white-collar workplaces are facing as they decide whether to reopen their offices amid the pandemic.
- HR Dive Quotes Wage and Hour and Pay Equity Co-Chairs on Workplace Changes Under Biden Administration11.12.20
Employee compensation and pay-data reporting requirements could see changes under a Biden administration, according to a new article by HR Dive. In the piece, Cheryl Pinarchick, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Pay Equity practice, and Kathleen Caminiti, co-chair of the firm’s Wage and Hour practice, are tapped to explain what employers might expect with the new administration
In an interview with New Jersey 101.5, Alyssa Musmanno explains how the state’s new legalization of marijuana may impact workplace policies.
EHS Today recapped some of Travis Vance’s insights from his presentation at the 2020 Safety Leadership Conference.
In an interview with HR Dive, Cheryl Behymer, chair of Fisher Phillips’ Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance practice, explains federal contracts should expect very significant developments under the new presidential administration.
- Attorneys Expand Firm’s Education and California Litigation Teams11.9.20
IRVINE, CA (November 9, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Kristina Noel Buan and Matthew Burris as associates in the firm’s Irvine office.
ATLANTA (November 5, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as the 2021 “Law Firm Of The Year” in the category of Labor Law – Management.
In an interview with SHRM, Brett Wendt provides his reaction to the fact that voters in five states approved new laws allowing medical and recreational marijuana.
In an interview with SHRM, Travis Vance discusses some of the most important steps employers can take when following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) guidance on contract tracing.
In interviews with Law360 and The Recorder, Rich Meneghello shares his thoughts on the passage of Proposition 22, legislation that carves gig economy companies in California out of the landmark AB 5 law and extends some basic job protections for employees
Patrick Dennison spoke with the Charlotte Business Journal regarding recent changes to the Main Street Lending Program that may attract more businesses to participate in the program.
In two separate interviews with the Denver Business Journal, Kristin White explains what employers need to know about recent changes in Colorado's employment laws.
In an interview with SHRM, Kristin White reacts to the passage of Colorado’s ballot initiative establishing a statewide program for paid family and medical leave.
In recent interviews with the Denver Business Journal and Law Week Colorado, LaLonnie Gray provides insight on how employers are preparing for the state’s new Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
ATLANTA (November 2, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, welcomes 15 attorneys in its Fall 2020 associate class. The attorneys join in nine offices across the country to expand Fisher Phillips’ teams working on employers’ most pressing workplace issues now and preparing them for the workplace of the future.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Myra Creighton, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Employee Leaves and Accommodations practice, provides details on Colorado’s ballot measure that would allow the state to set up a paid family leave program, with the cost shared by companies and employees.
In an interview with SHRM, Kristin White explains that voters in Colorado are facing a ballot measure that would establish a statewide program for paid family and medical leave.
In an interview with Business Insurance, Todd Logsdon discussed what the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might look like under a Joe Biden administration or four more years under President Donald Trump.
- Firm Welcomes Two New Attorneys Who Diversify Client Service Offerings in Western Pennsylvania10.27.20
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Raeann Burgo as of counsel and Erica Wilson as an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. They join on the heels of James Glunt, a seasoned employment litigation and counseling partner, who joined Fisher Phillips last month.
In an interview with SHRM, Tim Weatherholt explains what employers should know about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
In an interview with SHRM, Travis Vance describes how new CDC guidelines might impact employers’ COVID-19 related safety policies and practices.
In an interview with Law Week Colorado, Ray Perez explains the impact the President's executive order might have on diversity training at companies with federal government contracts.
Danielle Urban recently spoke with Bloomberg Law about why businesses are still revamping their workplace dating policies in light of the #MeToo movement, the current coronavirus pandemic and changing privacy laws.
In a recent interview with SHRM, David Monks explains what employers need to know about the significantly expanded California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
CHARLOTTE, NC (October 23, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Benjamin Morrell and Kyle Watson as associates in the firm’s Charlotte office.
DENVER (October 19, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Ronald Pierce as Of Counsel in the firm’s Denver office. Ron will establish Fisher Phillips’ local presence in the benefits space as the first dedicated member of the Employee Benefits Practice Group to be based out of the firm’s Denver office.
In a recent press statement, The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it has fined 85 businesses a grand total of $1.2 million for coronavirus-related violations since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. However, management-side attorneys like Ed Foulke told Bloomberg Law that there is a high bar for workers to prove they caught the virus at work.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Richard Meneghello examines Amy Coney Barrett’s record on labor and employment cases to see how she might approach cases at the Supreme Court. After
In an interview with SHRM, Brett Wendt discusses the impact on employers as voters in certain states decide whether to approve medical or recreational marijuana use.
In an interview with SHRM, Greg Grisham discusses how employers can and should respond in situations where employees damage their property.
In interviews with the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Daily Report, Jennifer Sandberg shares her goals as she takes on the Regional Managing Partner role of the Atlanta office, explains how the firm has responded to serve clients during the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of developing the next generation of leaders.
In an interview with Law360, Howard Mavity explains that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been justified in closing at least some of the complaints it's received from workers alleging they were punished for raising COVID-19 safety concerns.
In an interview with Business Insurance, Bob Robenalt discusses some of the insurance and tax implications that employers face with their newly remote workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sacramento Bee Turns to Fisher Phillips for Insight on Supreme Court Nominee’s Potential Impact on Labor Law10.6.20
In an article focused on how Amy Coney Barrett could reshape California’s gig economy law and labor unions, The Sacramento Bee turned to Todd Lyon, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Labor Relations practice, for insight into what employers might expect.
- Firm Welcomes Theanna Bezney to the Dallas Office10.5.20
DALLAS (October 5, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, is pleased to announce that Theanna Bezney has joined the firm as an associate in the Dallas office.
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Joel Moon as an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Economic and social justice issues have been top of mind for employers as the COVID-19 pandemic and protests over racial inequities continue—and these issues may prompt employers to review their pay practices for fairness. Cheryl Pinarchick, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Pay Equity practice, recently spoke with SHRM on the recent uptick in requests for pay equity audits has been fueled by a tumultuous year.
California Gov. Gavin Newsome recently signed a law that requires employers to report their pay information to the state. The legislation authorizes a collection of wage data, broken down by race, sex, ethnicity and job category, and authorizes the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing to prosecute complaints alleging unfair pay practices. In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Cheryl Pinarchick explains the similarities and differences to the EEOC’s annual workforce demographic survey.
on how Fisher Phillips has adapted to the COVID-19 era when legal proceedings and client meetings have moved to Zoom and employers across Florida are facing new workplace challenges.
- Over 70% of Firm’s Practice Group and Industry Teams Led by Women10.1.20
ATLANTA (October 1, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces several recent changes to the firm’s office and practice group leadership, effective today.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Randy Coffey helps to preview the 2020 US Supreme Court term.
Letitia Silas was interviewed in the Fall 2020 edition of HR Magazine for a feature on how employers can address and resolve labor conflicts related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In a recent interview with Asia IP, Chris Stief, co-chair of the firm’s Employee Defection and Trade Secrets practice group, provides insight on a rather unusual legal case involving Kanye West.
In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, John Polson explains the DOL’s proposed rule that would make it easier for workers to be classified as independent contractors.
Charles Caulkins was recently recognized in the Florida Trend’s Florida 500 which highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state.
In recent interviews with Bloomberg Law, Business Insurance and Law360, Ben Ebbink breaks down the details employers need to know about new workplace laws on worker classification, workers’ compensation, COVID-19 and family leave.
As the flu season approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers’ vaccination policies may soon become more important than ever. Kevin Troutman talked to SHRM, Business Insurance, Law360, Cheddar, and Scripps National News about employers mandating vaccines for their employees to help prevent the spread of viruses in the workplace.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 18, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the Country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Raymond Duer and Kevin Quan as associates in the Firm’s San Francisco office.
- Workplace Safety Co-Chair Discusses How OSHA Might Encourage Employers to Offer Inoculations to Workers9.18.20
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, partner Travis Vance discusses how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might encourage employers to offer inoculations to workers when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available.
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 17, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of Ben Carney and Phillip Simpler as associates in the firm’s San Diego office.
- Fisher Phillips Expands Pittsburgh Presence and Grows Pennsylvania Practice with Seasoned Employment Litigation and Counseling PartnerJay Glunt Expands Firm’s Employment Litigation Defense and Preventive Counseling Services in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania9.16.20
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 16, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s leading labor and employment law firms representing employers, announces the addition of James “Jay” F. Glunt as a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
In an interview with SHRM, Cleveland lawyer Tony Dick discusses the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC’s) opinion letter describing the steps they must follow before a systemic bias suit can be filed.
In a recent interview with Law360, Kathleen Caminiti, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Wage and Hour practice, breaks down some of the key takeaways from the DOL’s new guidance allowing employers that reimburse workers' business expenses to choose the IRS mileage rate or any other method. The guidance is aimed at pizza delivery drivers and other food deliver businesses.
- Raymond Perez Brings Decades of In-House Compliance Experience and a Proactive Approach to Employment Issues9.8.20
COLUMBUS, OHIO (September 8, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Raymond Perez as Of Counsel in the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office.
In an interview with Law Week Colorado, Kristin White discusses the paid family leave initiative that will be on the State’s November ballot.
Samuel Lillard explains to SHRM that some lawmakers are trying to shield businesses from COVID-19-related lawsuits in an effort to protect companies from a rise in litigation stemming from the pandemic.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Kristen Nesbit explains that the hastily crafted pandemic legislation leaves companies vulnerable to workplace-related class or collective actions. While such suits have arisen over the summer, sources in the article predict there could be a larger uptick in the fall.
The Los Angeles Business Journal recently hosted a roundtable discussion focused on the top labor and employment trends in California and across the country. Todd Scherwin, managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles and Woodland Hills office, was one of three attorneys selected to participate in the high-level discussion.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Michelle Anderson comments on a pending Fifth Circuit wage-and-hour case that could impact the pleading standard for future FLSA claims.