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Fisher & Phillips attorneys represent employers before all federal and state courts, commissions and administrative agencies. Clients benefit from our attorneys' extensive experience in handling jury trials, complex class action litigation, employee lawsuits, unfair labor practice charges and compliance actions by various government agencies, whistleblower claims and proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor as well as matters before private arbitrators. We also prosecute and defend trade secrets and unfair competition lawsuits. In every case we litigate, our client's business goals are our foremost objective. Our attorneys work efficiently, and with a focus on using the litigation process as a means of achieving a solution to your business problem rather than as an end unto itself. We always look for an opportunity for an early termination of a lawsuit via motions to dismiss or for summary judgment, and we use alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration wherever it makes sense to do so.

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Deep-Fried Discrimination Claim: Lisa T. Jackson v. Paula Deen, et al.
Craig A. Cowart, December 06, 2013
The whole country watched as celebrity chef Paula Deen was roasted over the lawsuit filed by a former general manager of a Deen-affiliated restaurant. Now that the media storm is starting to fade, what lessons can employers and human resources professionals learn from what happened? Keep reading...

It's Past Time To Dispel The "Half-Time" Fog
Ted Boehm,John E. Thompson, November 06, 2013
A decision by the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas) illustrates and exacerbates the utter and unwarranted morass into which the calculation of overtime pay has descended in so-called "failed exemption" cases under the federal...

Excuse Me Judge, Could I Be Heard On That?
Michael R. Greco, October 28, 2013
A few months ago, I filed a motion for a TRO on behalf of a client. I thought I had a pretty rock-solid case. My client had discovered that in the weeks and months leading up to the resignation of a former employee, the employee had created a detailed spreadsheet containing proprietary customer...

Strike Two - The EEOC's Failed Attempts To Limit Background Checks
Matthew R. Korn, October 04, 2013
On August 9, 2013, the EEOC suffered its second defeat of the year in litigation involving employer use of criminal and credit background checks for employment screening. A federal district court in Maryland held that the EEOC’s expert analysis was statistically flawed, unreliable, and...

Variety Is The Spice Of The Court: A Preview of the 2013-14 Supreme Court Term
Christin M. Choi,Christina M. Michael, October 04, 2013
The upcoming Supreme Court term promises a series of significant decisions for employers. No less than seven cases (and potentially two more pending petitions) will have at least some impact on all employers this year. The outcomes of these cases could affect employers’ negotiations with...

Court Finds Indiana Right-To-Work Law Unconstitutional
, September 16, 2013
In a stunning decision, a state court judge has ruled that Indiana’s hard-won right-to-work law is unconstitutional. The reasoning is strained and rests on the rather peculiar notion that “just compensation” for a union means forcing all employees to pay dues, whether they...

Employers Go "Two For Two" - Three Times Over: A Review Of The 2012-13 Supreme Court Term
Richard R. Meneghello, September 05, 2013
Looking back at the recently-completed 2012-2013 Supreme Court term, employers should have reason to feel good about how things turned out. In fact, of the six major decisions that impact employers and can be categorized in the “win” or “lose” column, employers won all six...

Supreme Court Tightens Standard In Retaliation Cases
Joseph W. Gagnon, September 05, 2013
As the U.S. Supreme Court ended its most recent term with a number of cases that will have broad societal implications, one employment law case decided by the Court seems to have taken somewhat of a back seat, despite the significant effect it will have on retaliation claims arising out of...