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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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Executive Compensation

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In most occupations, it’s a fairly simple matter for job applicants to negotiate the salary they want. Typically, there is a reasonable salary range for a given position, and the negotiation takes place within that predetermined range. In some cases, the exact salary is calculated in advance and listed in the job posting, so there…..Read More »

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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

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Life can be difficult for individuals who live with a physical or mental disability, and a large part of their struggle are the issues they face in securing and maintaining gainful employment. Many business owners resist hiring disabled applicants because of their belief that disabled individuals will not be able to successfully perform their duties……Read More »

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Facts About Religious Discrimination and Harassment

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In America, everyone has the right to worship freely according to his or her beliefs. Religious freedom is a constitutional right, and employers and coworkers are legally forbidden from discriminating against or harassing employees because of their religion. Additionally, employers should try to accommodate special circumstances around the practice of religion, unless doing so will…..Read More »

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Sexual harassment is a serious workplace issue for both employers and employees.   When an employee is sexually harassed, it can affect his or her confidence and productivity, can make him or her uncomfortable at work, and can lead to stress, loss of sleep, and depression. Employers should strive to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace,…..Read More »

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Georgia’s At-Will Employment Doctrine

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At-will employment in Georgia is a two-way street. Employees who become dissatisfied with their job have the freedom to resign their position at any time for any reason or no reason whatsoever. Less popular with employees is the corollary that an employer who becomes dissatisfied with an employee can, with certain exceptions, terminate the employee…..Read More »

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