On Jan. 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-awaited final rule concerning when employers can classify workers as independent contractors under federal law. This is theContinue Reading DOL Unveils Final Independent Contractor Rule
Shirin Afsous is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office. She has significant experience interacting with clients and developing case strategy. She is a litigation attorney focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation, including financial services litigation and commercial contract disputes across the country in state and federal courts. She also appears regularly in administrative proceedings, including assisting clients involved in governmental investigations. Shirin has handled trials as first chair attorney, and has wide-ranging experience drafting, researching, preparing witnesses for trial, conducting depositions, and arguing dispositive motions.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its long-awaited proposed guidance on workplace harassment, which includes advice to employers concerning online misconduct, LGBTQ rights, and abortion issues. The guidance…Continue Reading EEOC Issues Long-Awaited Harassment Guidance
Reversing decades of precedent that limited the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, on Aug. 18, 2023, the Fifth Circuit en banc ruled in Hamilton v. Dallas …Continue Reading 5th Circuit Expands Scope of Title VII in Employment Discrimination Cases
In a trail of decisions turning back the clock to precedent under the Clinton-era Board, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed the standard of review for employee handbook…Continue Reading NLRB Reverts to Heightened Legal Standard in Reviewing Employee Handbook Policies
The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA or the Act) will take effect June 27, 2023. The Act requires “covered employers” to provide “reasonable accommodations” to a worker’s known limitations…Continue Reading Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Requires Employers to Provide Reasonable Accommodations Effective June 27