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Paid Sick Leave Post-FFCRA

Although many employers provide paid sick leave as a benefit for their employees, no federal law currently requires private employers to provide paid sick leave. Last year, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA" […]

Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases - Part Two

I begin with the assumption that the parties in any complex case wish to avoid trial and resolve their disputes wherever possible.  It is my experience that most parties are not in the business of litigation and find it undesirable and costly.  […]

Termination of Employment when an Employee “Peacefully Protests.”

This COVID year plus has been a time of lockdowns and social distancing.  However, along the way, people have been out in public, without necessarily social distancing, and protesting—vociferously and publicly, and, in some instances, as a […]

Andrea Johnson

Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases - Part One

This article launches a five-part series on Effective Mediation Techniques for Complex Cases.  However, many of these same tactics can be deployed mediating most any type of case.  I define complex cases in a number of ways including the complexity […]