Women signing papers at a table indoors

Trump Regulation Requiring EEOC to Conciliate Rescinded

The current administration has moved rapidly to eliminate the Trump administrators, even during the terms of their employment, and to eliminate administrative rules and guidance issued by the prior administration.  The most recent example is an EEOC regulation issued during the Trump Administration that required the EEOC to give employers far more information about its findings of alleged discrimination during the process of conciliation.  Conciliation is mandated by Title VII where the EEOC files a lawsuit against an employer.  

Continue reading

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Outdoors, houses on the hillside

TDPP Extended for Six Countries

More than 400,000 citizens of six foreign countries who live and work in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are able to stay for at least another year.  The countries under the temporary deportation protection program include El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras and Nepal.  There will be an automatic extension until December 31, 2022 according to a Department of Homeland Security Notice published September 10, 2021.

Continue reading

a group of people protesting outdoors, with jackets in the cold

Issues Related to Safety and Work-related Issues, Pertaining to Walk-outs, Sit-ins, Protests, Etc

The current situation is an appropriate time to remind employers of their obligations under federal laws dealing with not only safety protests, but any protests remotely relating to wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment.  The National Labor Relations Act protects employees from adverse action from employers for "union or other concerted activity."  Such activities go way beyond union matters, and the new Administration has announced that it will take the broadest possible interpretation to protect employees engaging in "protected concerted activity" for their mutual aid or protection.  Such activity may be two or more employees banding together regarding issues relating to the terms and conditions of employment, or one employee speaking on behalf of others, or even seeking to induce actions by others.  During the pandemic, for example, this writer has experienced numerous incidents of employees not only complaining, but on occasion engaging in sit-ins or walking off the job.

Continue reading

Covid Vaccine Clinic, Parking Sign, Outdoors

Biden Issues Executive Order Attempting to Require Covid Vaccination & Testing

In what many consider President Biden's most bold move regarding COVID-19, he issued an Executive Order on September 9, 2021 in an effort to require that federal employees, federal contractors, and large employers of 100 or more employees require their employees to be vaccinated.  The Executive Order is unprecedented as never before has the government issued a mandate requiring employees to submit to a vaccination or weekly medical testing or risk severe disciplinary action, including termination.  The Executive Order also contemplates requiring covered employers to provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated and recover from the vaccination. 

Continue reading


Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine

3400 Peachtree Road, Ste 400 / Lenox Towers / Atlanta, GA 30326 /404.365.0900

Where Experience Counts


Thank you for visiting the firm's website. Please note that this website is intended for general information purposes only and does not constitute an offer of representation or create an attorney-client relationship with the firm. The firm welcomes receipt of electronic mail but the act of sending electronic mail alone does not create an attorney-client relationship. You may reproduce materials available at this site for your own personal use and for non-commercial distribution. All copies must include the firm's copyright notice.

© 2020 Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine P.C. | Site By JSM