The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) allows eligible employees to take unpaid leave to care for themselves or an ill spouse or child.  In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage of Act in U.S. v. Windsor, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its FMLA regulations to make […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument for December 4, 2014 in a case involving allegations of pregnancy discrimination.  Historically,  claims of pregnancy discrimination have been analyzed the same as all other claims of gender discrimination under Title VII, with pregnant women being entitled to no better or worse treatment than non-pregnant employees.  Where […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Security Screening Wage and Hour Case

On October 8, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on a wage and hour case filed by employees of a warehouse business.  The business provides storage facilities and order-filling staff for companies that include Amazon.  Employees are required to stand in line and undergo a security screening after completing their work shifts and […]

Registration is Open for the 29th Annual Technology Law Institute, to be held October 24

The State Bar of Georgia’s Technology Law Institute will be held on October 24, 2014 at the Georgia Bar Center, with simulcast at the Bar’s satellite offices.  Ms. Myer is Chair of the Technology Law Section.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Recess Appointments to NLRB

Those who have followed the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) over the past few years may be aware that there was a period of time when the majority of the 5-member Board consisted of “recess appointments” by President Obama.  In other words, because Washington gridlock resulted in the President being unable to obtain Senate approval […]

The Myer Law Firm is Celebrating Five Years of Service to Clients

After several years of practicing law in larger firms, Mari Myer founded The Myer Law Firm in May 2009.  Many thanks to the clients, colleagues and friends who have helped to make The Myer Law Firm successful.