About Amy Epstein Gluck

Amy Epstein Gluck is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. 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

Employee or Independent Contractor? That Is the Question

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Big news from California!

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of California issued its long-anticipated ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, S222732.

This was breaking news for members of the gig economy (not just a buzzword—the “gig economy” refers to the increased tendency for businesses to hire independent contractors and temporary workers, and […]

Happy Equal Pay Day! (and an opportunity to brag on my firm)

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that indicates how far into 2018 American women must work to earn as much as men did the previous year. 

Am I going to go on and on about unfairness and inequity? I am not.

Instead, I provide you with facts and the results of a survey […]

“Work Faster!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

Last month, my esteemed partner Rich Cohen wrote here that it had been over a year since he’d seen or written about a new code word or phrase for age discrimination, then blogged about a settlement where the employer stated that it would no longer consider a job applicant for the position because […]

All The Single Ladies – No, Not Beyoncé

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

So, is “All the Single Ladies” on Capitol Hill this week? Nope. Rather, it’s Every. Single. Lady.

What am I talking about? Am I talking in code? Am I about to go out on the road with Beyoncé?

Not so much.

I’m talking about this report that every single one of the 22 female senators have […]

Sexual Orientation—Might the 8th Circuit Join the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits’ Party?

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck

Recently, sixteen attorneys general across the country filed an amicus brief (this is Latin for “friend of the court” and brings to a court’s attention other relevant, helpful matters that it may not have already considered) on behalf of their respective states seeking to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation under federal law. These […]

How To Slay The Dragon…I Mean, Eradicate Sexual Harassment

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

As you can read most recently here and here, Rich Cohen and I advise and encourage employers to invest in interactive sexual harassment training tailored to the workplace. We think it is a crucial tool in slaying the vile beast that is sexual harassment in the workplace. However, our friends at Quartz […]

How Not to Handle an ADA Accommodation Request

We have a special treat for you today—a guest blogger! Rich and I welcome our employee benefits partner Gary Lawson’s article to this Blog—

By: Gary Lawson

Whether or not your business has employees within the boundaries of the federal  6th Circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee), there are some important lessons employers should learn from the recent […]

“Inclusion Rider”-What’s That?

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

New buzz phrase, y’all. It’s been around awhile, but just received a LOT of attention due to the 2018 Oscar awards and Frances McDormand’s Best Actress speech, which, if you’re so inclined, you can read about here.

So, what exactly is it?

An “inclusion rider” floats the idea that A-list actors may have […]

“Men At Work”- #MentorHer

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

No, I’m not talking about the ‘80s band known for hits like “Down Under” and “Be Good Johnny.”

I’m talking about the following types of comments from your company’s male employees:

“How am I supposed to treat women now?”

“I don’t even know what I’m allowed to say anymore.”

“I’m afraid to invite a female colleague […]

He Said/She Said-Making Informed Business Decisions in the #MeToo Era

By: Amy Epstein Gluck

The #MeToo Movement shows no signs of slowing. Now, more than any other time, companies are galvanized to prevent or, if prevention fails, to correct unlawful harassment where they find it.

You Are Doing Everything Right! Right?

You, Employer (including you, start-ups!), have your clear anti-harassment policy with definitions, examples, complaint, and investigative procedures. […]