If I’m applying for jobs, can an employer demand to see what I’ve shared with friends on Facebook? Can a prospective employer decide not to interview me because I look old in my LinkedIn photo? What if someone has posted something horrible (and untrue) about me on social media? On March 13, 2017, David L. Scher, a principal of The Employment Law Group® law firm, offered his thoughts about all… [Read more]
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONCERNS A CLIENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP® LAW FIRM. THE RESULTS OF ALL CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES. A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) violated the law when it refused to extend an investigator’s overseas posting because of conflicts that arose over his duties as… [Read more]
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONCERNS A CLIENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP® LAW FIRM. THE RESULTS OF ALL CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES. A federal judge cleared the way for trial in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Frank Skinner, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm (TELG), against his former employer, Armet Armored Vehicles… [Read more]
NOTE: A version of this post first appeared on Law360.com. The author, R. Scott Oswald, is managing principal of The Employment Law Group, P.C. The U.S. Supreme Court is virtually certain to reverse the Tenth Circuit’s 2013 holding that an employer can’t be liable for failing to hire a job applicant based on religious practice unless the applicant has preemptively asked for an accommodation. How can we be sure of… [Read more]
MomsRising.com and HitchedMag.com pick up Family and Medical Leave Act piece giving tips to employees for how to take medical leave
A recent article about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) authored by R. Scott Oswald, managing principal, and Adam Carter, principal, The Employment Law Group®, received viral pick-up on a few mommy blogs including HitchedMag.com and MomsRising.com. The article outlines how workers should know the rights they have in taking medical leave as needed under FMLA.
A case represented by David L. Scher, principal, The Employment Law Group®, generated significant press coverage from a whistleblower client in Philadelphia, Pa., who spotlighted the corrupt practices at NP Precision, Inc. that attempted to bilk the U.S. government out of $1.2 million in American taxpayer dollars. The Philadelphia Business Journal and Delaware County Daily Times reported on this fraud.
The Employment Law Group® law firm today launched its new SEC Whistleblower Information Center, a resource for anyone who wants to know how to report securities fraud — and, perhaps, to collect a reward for doing so. The new Web site is accessible at sec-whistleblowers.com. It includes a number of features to help users who want to tell the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about possible wrongdoing: Reward Eligibility Quiz Details of… [Read more]
The Employment Law Group® law firm was honored as a top-tier D.C. law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in their 2015 listing of “Best Law Firms.” The publications said the firm’s Tier 1 ranking in Washington, D.C. — for labor & employment litigation — was based on “impressive feedback” from clients and the “high regard” of peer lawyers.
What’s ahead for employment law after the Republican Party’s sweep in this week’s congressional elections? While some employee-friendly initiatives are non-starters for the new 114th Congress, measures with strong bipartisan support — whistleblower protection, in particular — should move ahead quickly as Republicans try to show they can get things done, according to the attorneys of The Employment Law Group® law firm. In addition, President Obama may issue some targeted… [Read more]
Whistleblower Donna Nichols will receive 20 percent of nearly $300,000 repaid to taxpayers in the U.S. government’s settlement of fraud claims against a Florida sleep-disorder clinic that was accused of pretending to diagnose sleep problems with equipment that was either broken or non-existent — and of hiring local strippers to work, without formal training, as sleep technicians. The Employment Law Group® law firm represented Ms. Nichols, who was fired from… [Read more]
R. Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group® law firm is among 11 prominent attorneys who will present at the DC Bar’s annual Changing Currents in Employment Law event, which will take place on October 21, 2014, at the DC Bar Conference Center in Washington, D.C.
A federal judge refused to rule against a group of claims representatives who say they endured years of underpayment by Farmers Insurance Exchange. The reps’ class-action case now will proceed toward trial. In an order issued on August 20, Judge David C. Norton rejected Farmers’ argument that its former employees were exempt from federal overtime rules: As he noted, the company itself had classified the workers as non-exempt — and now asserted the the opposite. Judge… [Read more]
R. Scott Oswald and Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm were selected once again by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America guide.
Law360 reported on recent developments in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Frank Skinner, a client of The Employment Law Group® law firm (TELG), against his former employer. Mr. Skinner served as president of Armet Armored Vehicles, a defense contractor based in Florida. According to his complaint in the case — and also a separate criminal indictment — Armet and its owner William Whyte defrauded the U.S. government by delivering armored trucks that deliberately fell… [Read more]
Super Lawyers named six attorneys from The Employment Law Group® law firm to its 2014 roster of outstanding lawyers. That’s half of the firm’s attorneys — including, for the second year running, all of its principal attorneys.
Whistleblowers Kathya Angel and Alexis Natal will share 16 percent of a $2.8 million repayment to taxpayers, part of the U.S. government’s settlement of fraud claims brought against two local companies that operate a network of physical-therapy clinics, and individually against two owners and a former manager. The Employment Law Group® law firm represented Ms. Angel and Ms. Natal in the case. The women’s share of the settlement is their… [Read more]
The Employment Law Group® law firm has named John Thomas Harrington, Jr. as a principal. The elevation of Mr. Harrington, known as Tom, is a milestone for one of Washington’s more unusual hiring models. TELG sidesteps the law-school recruitment mill, instead choosing entry-level lawyers exclusively from its pool of law clerks—all of whom, in turn, are hired while attending local law schools at night. Mr. Harrington is the first such… [Read more]
In our press roundup for January, The Employment Law Group’s Adam Augustine Carter interviewed with DC-area media including WJLA ABC 7, WHAG, and The Herald-Mail about the alleged animal abuse complaint filed by Amanda Surber, plaintiff represented by The Employment Law Group. The story also went viral with pick up by Opposing Views, Vice, and The Hendrickson Post.
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONCERNS A CLIENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP® LAW FIRM. THE RESULTS OF ALL CASES DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PAST SUCCESSES DO NOT PREDICT OR GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESSES. A federal appeals court ruled today that a serious — but temporary — injury can count as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the… [Read more]
Washingtonian magazine has named Nicholas Woodfield of The Employment Law Group® law firm to its prestigious 2013-14 rundown of “Top Lawyers” in Washington, D.C.