Law and the Workplace
Emilie Adams

Emilie Adams

Associate

Emilie Adams is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Emilie represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to restrictive covenant and wage and hour issues, and the investigation and litigation of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.

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D.C. Council Passes Bill Protecting Employees Who Discuss Their Wages

Last week, the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed the Wage Transparency Amendment Act (the “Act”) prohibiting private employers from retaliating against employees who discuss their compensation with other workers.  The Act is currently awaiting the expected signature of Mayor Vincent Gray, who has previously expressed support for the measure. The Act bars … Continue Reading

The District Of Columbia Enacts New Employee Protections, Requires Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnant Employees

Following the example of several other states and municipalities, the Council of the District of Columbia recently enacted (and the Mayor of the District of Columbia recently signed) the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 (the “Act”).  The Act requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions … Continue Reading
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