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Whitney Bly Edwards is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office. Her practice includes a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including representing employers on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims before courts and administrative agencies. She also has experience conducting internal wage and hour and discrimination and retaliation investigations for employers. Additionally, her practice includes drafting employee handbooks, personnel policies, and employment agreements. She also regularly provides due diligence in various corporate transactions and counseling on employment matters, including advising employers on various employment laws. Prior to joining the Firm, she gained experience defending medical practitioners facing professional liability claims and representing health care facilities in litigation. Before entering law school, Whitney worked as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English.

On Oct. 11, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the definition of “independent contractor” for companies, a modification that could impact worker

Continue Reading Department of Labor Proposes to Reinstate Economic Realities Test for Independent Contractors Under FLSA

On Oct. 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance and updated the same on Oct. 28, to assist employers who receive requests for religious accommodations from job
Continue Reading EEOC Issues Guidance on Title VII and Religious Objections

On June 12, 2021, a Texas federal judge issued one of the first rulings on a challenge to a mandatory vaccination policy. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes of the Southern
Continue Reading Texas Judge Becomes One of the First to Affirm Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

In recent weeks, a number of federal legislative measures have been introduced that, if passed, will have significant impacts on federal labor and employment policies. This GT Alert reviews the
Continue Reading Federal Labor & Employment Legislation to Watch: Paycheck Fairness Act, PRO Act, and FAMILY Act