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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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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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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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When Does a Workplace Qualify as Being Hostile?

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “hostile workplace,” but you might not be certain what that actually means. More than just a nebulous phrase describing a less-than-ideal workplace, “hostile workplace” is a very specific legal term that describes discriminatory working conditions so harmful to an employee’s mental or physical health that the employee may be legally…..Read More »

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Your Rights as a Disabled Employee in the Workplace

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If you are a disabled person, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may protect you from workplace discrimination related to your disability.  If you feel you have been treated unfairly because of your condition, Atlanta’s foremost employment attorneys at Barrett & Farahany are here to help. What is a Disability? You may be legally disabled…..Read More »

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Adeash AJ Lakraj joins Barrett & Farahany as a new Associate

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Adeash AJ Lakraj joined Barrett & Farahany as an Associate Attorney in August 2015.  AJ graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a B.S. in Political Science and minors in Psychology and Leadership studies. He then went on to law school at Emory University and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2015.  While at Emory…..Read More »

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Founding partner, Amanda A. Farahany is sworn in as President of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Group

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Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner at the Atlanta employment law firm, Barrett & Farahany is sworn in as President on May 24, 2016 of the Atlanta Bar Association Labor and Employment Section.  Ms. Farahany previously held the position of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect on the Board of Directors. Farahany continues to successfully represent clients in racial discrimination,…..Read More »

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Different Types of Workplace Harassment

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There are various forms of harassment in the workplace. While most people might think sexual harassment is the only one, they would be wrong. Besides this type of undesired behavior, there are other forms of harassment that could involve discrimination against another based upon various factors, including, but not necessarily limited to: Age Gender Race…..Read More »

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