Press Releases

11th Circuit Says Waiving Future, Not Past, FMLA Rights Banned
Posted on: April 11th,2014

The Eleventh Circuit said Tuesday that labor regulations prohibiting employees from waiving "prospective" rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) apply...


USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
Posted on: April 7th,2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal...


EEOC More Than Doubles Fine for Failure to Post Required EEO Notices
Posted on: March 28th,2014

Effective April 18, 2014, employers will face a fine of $210 for each instance of failing to post notices required by the EEOC advising employees of their rights...


OFCCP Final Rule Takes Effect for VEVRAA and Disability under Section 503
Posted on: March 27th,2014

On March 24, 2014, a US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) final rule takes effect that requires affirmative action...


Celia Collins Interviewed on Delay of Employer Mandate for Mid-Size Businesses
Posted on: February 12th,2014

Celia Collins was recently interviewed by WKRG News 5 regarding the effect of the Obama Administration’s delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate for...


USCIS Releases Form I-9 Compliance Videos
Posted on: February 12th,2014

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) just recently released three short video vignettes addressing the proper method of completing Form I-9. The...


Administration Delays Employer Mandate for Mid-Size Businesses
Posted on: February 11th,2014

The Obama Administration announced on February 10, 2014, that it will delay enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate for businesses employing...


Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Massachusetts Staffing Agency
Posted on: February 4th,2014

The Justice Department reached an agreement today with SD Staffing LLC (“SD Staffing”), a/k/a Atwork Personnel Services Inc., a company based in Methuen,...


Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Resolve Claim of Citizenship Status Hiring Discrimination in Waterloo, Iowa
Posted on: February 4th,2014

The Justice Department announced January 30, 2014, that it has reached an agreement with the city of Waterloo, Iowa, resolving allegations that the city violated the...


Congratulations to Celia Collins on 2014 Accolades
Posted on: January 23rd,2014

Best Lawyers has recognized Celia Collins as Mobile’s Lawyer of the Year in Employment Litigation Defense. Ms. Collins is also recognized in the 2014 editions of...