Perspectives on the Evolving Entertainment and Live Music Industry and the Impact of COVID-19

Posted on June 24, 2020 at 9:28 am

As the sports and entertainment industries race to adjust to an ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, a new and uncertain future lies ahead. The business model around which the music industry revolves—live shows with hundreds to thousands of fans attending, has been, in a word, rocked. The trickle-down impact from show cancellations is more like an open […]

United States Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

In a landmark opinion on Monday, the United States Supreme Court held sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Human Rights Act. To arrive at its 6-3 decision, the Court consolidated three cases:  Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia: a child welfare services coordinator was fired for “unbecoming conduct” […]

Manier & Herod Secures Injunctive Relief Against United States Small Business Administration To Prevent Discriminatory Implementation Of The Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 1:02 pm

Manier & Herod attorney Robert Miller successfully obtained temporary and permanent injunctive relief on behalf of Alpha Visions Learning Academy, Inc. (“Alpha”) against the United States Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee in Alpha Visions Learning Academy, Inc. v. Jovita Carranza, in her Capacity […]

Department of Labor Releases Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 2:39 am

Last week, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and President Trump signed it into law.  The act contains several provisions that significantly impact employers with fewer than 500 employees.  If this applies to your organization, you are obligated to comply with the Act no later than April 2, 2020.  Additionally, you are […]