The EEOC and Abercrombie went before the Supreme Court last week to present their arguments in a case centering around who is responsible when it comes to identifying the need for religious accommodation. David Wachtel was in the courtroom and shared his notes with Employment Law Daily and Pamela Wolf.

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The Planning Committee for the 2015 National Employment Lawyers Association, “Celebrating 30 Years Of Employee Rights Advocacy” has invited Dave Wachtel to speak in Atlanta, Georgia between June 24 and 27, 2015 on Smart Phone Discovery. Other members of the Smart Phone Discovery panel are not yet confirmed. For details on the convention, go to […]

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On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, the Labor and Employment Section of the D.C. Bar presented a panel “Smartphone Discovery, Privacy, and Practice – a Braver Newish World” including Alan Butler of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Bruce Potter of Ponte Technologies, Tara Swaminatha of DLA Piper, and David Wachtel of Bernabei & Wachtel. The moderator […]

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The clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch is currently engaged in a case against the EEOC before the Supreme Court regarding religious discrimination. The case centers around an Abercrombie employee who is required by her religion to wear a hijab. Under Title VII, notice is supposed to be given to the employer for religious accommodations, but […]

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Members from B&W will take part in presenting a Continuing Legal Education seminar next Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The seminar will discuss the rising number of sexual orientation discrimination suits from around the country. Support for protection is growing quickly and currently twenty-one states, the District […]

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A contractor may not retaliate against its own employees for engaging in protected whistleblower activity.

The Supreme Court recently passed down the ruling in Lawson v. FMR LLC. According to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Sec. 806, whistleblower protection is extended to employees of privately held contractors and subcontractors who perform work for public companies.

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Singled out of more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington area for inclusion in the Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers list were Lynne Bernabei and David Wachtel for their work with employment law.

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The partners for Bernabei & Wachtel have been named as part of the 2013 Super Lawyers list. The list, featured on their website and in their magazine, recognizes the top lawyers across the country in over 70 practice areas. This marks the second consecutive year all three partners have been named by […]

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In Employment Law Daily’s Top Story from September 30, 2013, David Wachtel weighed in on EEOC vs Boh Brothers Construction Co. LLC, in which a male ironworker was subjected to the chauvinistic views of his male superior. His superior repeatedly harassed the employee for not being manly enough, hurling derogatory terms at him before the […]

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Lynne Bernabei, David Wachtel, and Alan Kabat were again named to the Best Lawyers in America (20th edition) for their accomplishments in Civil Rights Law and Employment Law!

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