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Rights of Employees with Mental Health Conditions

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Federal law—most notably the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—grants certain employment rights to persons suffering from physical infirmities, such as impaired vision or hearing, reduced mobility, and diminished breathing capacity. But what about people who are afflicted with mental health disorders? Are they covered by the ADA as well? Yes, those employees who suffer from…..Read More »

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Why Employers Should Take Pregnancy Discrimination Seriously

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Pregnancy is a condition that has major repercussions across all aspects of a woman’s life, including employment. Pregnant women can face multiple obstacles in the workplace, from difficulty performing customary duties to unfairly denied promotions. There is good news, however: the law forbids business owners and managers from taking adverse employment actions, such as termination,…..Read More »

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Are H-1B Work Visa Holders Eligible for FMLA Leave?

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The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a federal law that protects the employment rights of workers in the event they have to take time off to deal with a serious health condition, including many illnesses and pregnancy. Under the FMLA, workers generally have the right to take up to twelve weeks…..Read More »

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Reasons Why Employers Should Practice Good Documentation in the Office

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When illegal termination cases and similar kinds of employment disputes reach the courts, the proceedings often turn into a parade of mutual recriminations. The employee believes there was unfair treatment by the employer. The employer feels it did everything it reasonably could to help the employee become a productive worker. In many cases, the court’s…..Read More »

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How to Know if You Were Illegally Fired from Your Job

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Getting fired from a job is an unpleasant experience, particularly when an employer decides to terminate without warning. Abrupt termination not only means job loss, but frequently it may also mean little preparation for the newly acquired status of job seeker. It’s understandable for a terminated employee to feel wronged and to wonder if the…..Read More »

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4 Steps You’ll Need to Take Before Pursuing a Wrongful Termination Suit

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The only thing worse than losing your job is losing your job for no reason at all or for an unjust reason. Thankfully, there are employment laws that may allow workers to obtain redress in the event of an unlawful firing. If you have suffered wrongful termination, it’s important to contact a local Atlanta employment…..Read More »

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Learn About Work Pay Discrimination

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The Equal Pay Act prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of gender. Signed into federal law in 1963, the Equal Pay Act was a big win for the women’s rights movement at the time. Unfortunately, pay discrimination continues to be an issue in today’s workplace, primarily for women who continue to be underpaid and undervalued…..Read More »

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Understanding Whistlerblower Labor Laws in Georgia

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Like employees in most states, Georgia employees are subject to “at-will” employment, which means they can be terminated at any time for any reason.  Although there are a number of federal laws that may override the at-will doctrine, Georgia law generally offers very few employee protections beyond what federal law provides. The safeguards for Georgia…..Read More »

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What Employees and Employers Should Know About Overtime

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In most hourly working arrangements, federal and state labor laws require that overtime (1.5 times the employee’s hourly rate) must be paid for any time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. This seems straightforward, but unfortunately many employers are still getting it wrong. Do I Qualify for Overtime Pay? Under the Fair Labor…..Read More »

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How to File a Complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work, you should consult an employment lawyer as soon as possible. If your belief is correct, you may have a legitimate claim related to discriminatory harassment or termination. The following information is a general overview about the EEOC process, but it’s always advisable to reach…..Read More »

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