About Amy Epstein Gluck

Amy Epstein Gluck is FisherBroyles' Employment Counsel and a partner in the Washington D.C. office. She has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations. Email Amy at Amy Gluck@fisherbroyles.com

Employers, Your Return-to-Work Policies Should Include Accommodation Requests

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As an employment lawyer, I’ve been pretty busy these past couple of week reviewing, revising, and creating return-to-work policies for clients. I’ve got lists. My lists have lists.

There’s the social distancing protocol list, hand sanitizer/hand-washing list, and the various federal, state, and local mandates and recommendations, just to name a few. I’m […]

Employers, The USDOL Is Enforcing Paid Sick and Emergency Family Leave Under FFCRA

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Employers, remember that honeymoon period where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wasn’t enforcing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for a few weeks? They wanted to give time to companies to get up to speed with the FFCRA’s requirements.

The time is a distant memory as DOL is now penalizing violators.

In […]

A UK Coronavirus Update – Who’s In Charge?

By: Peter Finding and Rory Graham

Our excellent, learned partners across the pond have kept us posted on COVID-19 effects in the UK—including an update of WHO is running the UK with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, out sick with COVID-19.
Stark reality in the United Kingdom

Infected (NB limited hospital-based testing so far): 65,077; deaths from […]

Confused About the Paycheck Protection Program Under the CARES Act?

We can help! My law partners Paul Economon and Jess Bahs and I penned this summary of the basic provisions of Title I of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) under the CARES Act. I bequeath it to you here, with a little extra from me.

NEW LOAN PROGRAM

CARES creates a new Business Loan Program category for […]

How Can Smaller Businesses Battling Cash Flow Concerns Comply with FFCRA?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

We are all engaged in the new practice of social distancing in order to try to stem the tide of COVID-19 incidence. It’s not easy, that’s for sure.

(Here in my house, I am worried that my youngest child, a 15 year-old boy, may be killed outright by his older sisters—they would like […]

Employers, COVID-19 Does Not Nullify Privacy Or Other Data Security Laws

I send you into this weekend with a guest post by Marty Robins, one of our amazing Privacy Group partners in Illinois. An expert in all things data privacy, Marty and I talked this week (and last) about the effect of the Coronavirus on data privacy issues.

With the current focus on preventing the spread of […]

The Down and Dirty Breakdown of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—CLARIFICATION

Late last night, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. Honestly, I could write a five-page description of everything that this law provides and does not provide, but that’s not how I roll, and I think you want to read about this in plain English.

So, here we go, in bullet point format […]

Do We Have To Pay Our Employees If We Send Them Home Because Of The Coronavirus?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Yesterday, two very different employers asked me how the heck they pay employees who are not working. What do they do? Their businesses may suffer considerable losses, or they fear losing their workforce if they do not pay their employees. What are employers’ obligations?

Exempt or Nonexempt, That Is The First Question

This is […]

Employee-Friendly California Provides Specific Guidance to Employers About Leave and Pay Related To COVID-19

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

On March 5, 2020, in a FisherBroyles client alert, I provided some answers to several pressing general questions that employers might have about managing their workforce during this turbulent time. If you missed the alert, you can read it here. If we know one thing about this Coronavirus or COVID-19, we know […]

Carving Out An Enforceable Noncompete In The 4th Circuit

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Employers having trouble enforcing their noncompetes may have a better chance in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit—at least in Maryland—by adopting a more novel approach: condition the noncompete on the receipt of incentive payments pursuant to a clear incentive plan with defined goals, instead of relying on […]