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  • Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory
    Policies That Have Disparate Impacts On Protected Individuals May Be Discriminatory

    Workplace discrimination can occur in a variety of manners. Although employment discrimination cases often focus on intentional acts of discrimination – such as not hiring someone or firing someone ...

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  • $4.2M Settlement in Wage and Hour Lawsuit
    $4.2M Settlement in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

    Financial services group Morgan Stanley has reached a nearly $5M settlement with its client services group concerning its alleged failure to pay workers overtime compensation. According to reports, ...

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  • Commercial Leases: Exculpatory Clauses and Subrogation Interests
    Commercial Leases: Exculpatory Clauses and Subrogation Interests

    The law in Georgia is clear that a party may contract away liability to the other party for the consequences of his own negligence unless such an agreement contravenes public policy. Thus, under many ...

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  • Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Grocery Store
    Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Grocery Store

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination “because of” your religious beliefs. It also protects you from harassment based on your beliefs or religious affiliation, or ...

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  • Wage and Hour Lawsuits May Affect Tipped Employee Compensation
    Wage and Hour Lawsuits May Affect Tipped Employee Compensation

    Two wage and hour lawsuits are making their way through the court system that could have a large imoact on how tipped employees are paid. Pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers may ...

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  • Commercial Leases: Midtown Glass Company, Inc. v. Levent Industries, Inc.
    Commercial Leases: Midtown Glass Company, Inc. v. Levent Industries, Inc.

    The most definitive case dealing with clauses surviving the expiration of a commercial lease can be found in the decision from the Court of Appeals of Georgia in a case this firm successfully handled. ...

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