Fisher Phillips in the News Archive
ATLANTA (December 10, 2020) – Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, is proud to announce that three lawyers were named to BTI Consulting Group’s list of 2020 Client Service All-Stars. Brian Finucane, Todd Logsdon and J. Hagood Tighe received top honors from corporate counsel for their steadfast commitment to providing excellent client service.
In an interview with Law Week Colorado, William Mosher discusses the United States Supreme Court’s first ever case on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and what it might mean for employers moving forward.
On the WealthAbility podcast, Bob Robenalt discusses the various issues employers may face with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination in workplaces across the country. During the interview, Bob weighs-in on whether employers can – and should – mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees.
In an interview with SHRM, Randy Coffey discusses how employers should expect the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to shift its priorities to a more employee-friendly focus under President-elect Biden’s administration.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Ed Foulke discusses what David Michaels being named to President-elect Biden’s transition team COVID-19 task force might signal for employers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many California businesses are trying to apply existing laws to a new situation and are left with many unanswered questions. Megan Winter, co-chair of Fisher Phillips Employee Leaves practice, spoke with SHRM about how employers should manage reasonable accommodations and how to manage the uptick in COVID-related litigation claims
In an interview with SHRM, Travis Vance recommends that employers consider changing their quarantine policies to align with the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HR Dive recently spoke with Kathleen Caminiti, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Pay Equity practice, on why employers use pay bands as a critical part of a compensation strategy.
- Rick Grimaldi Creates Blueprint for Business Leaders On How To Successfully Navigate Unprecedented Workplace Disruption12.2.20
PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 2, 2020) – Rick Grimaldi, partner at Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s preeminent labor and employment law firms representing employers, has published “FLEX: A Leader’s Guide to Staying Nimble and Mastering Transformative Change in the Workplace.” The groundbreaking text explores the surprising and fundamental ways the world of work is remaking itself in America today and how business leaders can successfully navigate this sea change and disruption.
- SHRM Interviews Workplace Safety Co-Chair about the Impact the Biden Administration Could Have on OSHA12.2.20
In an interview with SHRM, Todd Logsdon discussed what employers should expect from the Biden Administration as it relates to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Josh Viau, partner in Fisher Phillips’ Atlanta office, has been named to Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” list for 2020. The annual peer-selected nominations highlights top attorneys in their respective practices across Georgia. He is recognized for his work in labor and employment law.
In his article published by the Daily Journal, Colin Calvert explores how the new emergency standards meant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace will impact employers.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Todd Scherwin explores some of the tricky legal considerations including wage and hour issues and disability accommodations that continue to cause headaches for employers amid a new surge of coronavirus infections.
HR Dive turned to Todd Scherwin for insight into their latest Mailbag series question: Can I restrict workers’ personal travel? With the upcoming holiday season about to collide with a pandemic, employers have some options when it comes to workers’ personal travel.
In an interview with Law360, Ray Perez discusses some of the considerations that employers should keep in mind when hiring permanent remote lawyers.
- Co-Chair of the Employee Defection and Trade Secrets Practice Group Talks to SHRM About What’s In Store for Non-Competes11.25.20
In an interview with SHRM, Susan Guerette discusses that under the Biden Administration there may be a push for federal legislation designed to substantially limit the use of non-compete agreements.
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.
In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Usama Kahf, shares insights on why new data privacy requirements under the California Consumer Protection Act will likely fuel additional litigation in the state.
- 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.
Todd Lyon, co-chair of Fisher Phillips Labor Relations practice, recently spoke with Law360 about a NLRB ruling that found workers at a cannabis cultivation and processing facility eligible to unionize under a state statute.
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