Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Issues New Guidelines Regarding Student Interns

One of the hot-button topics these days among employment lawyers is the question of when someone who is learning a new field can be classified as an intern who does not need to be paid, and when the law requires that the worker be paid.  The U.S. Department of Labor has relied heavily on a […]

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Independent Cause of Action for Inevitable Disclosure of Trade Secrets

During the past 15 years or so, courts around the country have considered whether a person can be barred, or enjoined, from engaging in certain types of competitive behavior purely on the theory that the behavior will inevitably result in the disclosure of trade secrets.   The Georgia Supreme Court seems to have rejected this sort […]

Ms. Myer to Speak About Employment Law Matters of Concern to Small Businesses April 25

Ms. Myer will speak to the Atlanta Bar Association’ Solo and Small Firm Section on April 25 on issues in employment law of concern to small businesses.

Ms. Myer Will Chair the State Bar of Georgia’s Annual Technology Law Institute on October 25, 2013

Ms. Myer has agreed to chair the State Bar of Georgia’s 28th Annual Technology Law Institute on October 25, 2012.  The Institute provides an annual update on a variety of legal issues of interest to attorneys who handle technology law.  More details will be provided closer to the date of the Institute.

Ms. Myer to Speak at CLE Seminar on Professionalism April 18

Ms. Myer is continuing her tradition of speaking regularly to bar organizations on a variety of topics by appearing on a professionalism panel at a seminar on April 18, 2013.

When Can a Party Win Attorney’s Fees?

Clients often ask me whether they can recover their attorney’s fees associated with resolving a dispute.  I hear this question both from clients that are trying to pursue a claim and from clients that are defending against a claim that has been made against them.  The American Rule is that each party to a dispute […]