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  • Name Calling, Obscene Gestures May Constitute Sexual Harassment
    Name Calling, Obscene Gestures May Constitute Sexual Harassment

    A jury has awarded a woman more than $13 million in back pay and damages in a sexual harassment lawsuit. While sexual harassment is one of the most well known forms of employment discrimination, it is ...

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  • Default Rules for an LLC in the Absence of an LLC Written Agreement.
    Default Rules for an LLC in the Absence of an LLC Written Agreement.

    Below are a few examples of the Georgia default rules for an LLC and how and where they can be modified. Agency of Members and Managers [1] : Under the default rules, every member of the LLC is an ...

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  • Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful
    Employment Discrimination Against Interns Unlawful

    With summer rapidly approaching, many companies plan to hire interns. Often, these interns agree to take on positions that are “unpaid.” However, laws exist setting forth specific rules concerning ...

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  • Misclassification Often Leads to Violations of FLSA
    Misclassification Often Leads to Violations of FLSA

    A new wage and hour lawsuit has been filed against the cosmetics company Sephora – alleging several violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA provides many protections to workers – ...

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  • The Importance of Having a Written, Signed Operating Agreement and Articles of Organization for Your LLC
    The Importance of Having a Written, Signed Operating Agreement and Articles of Organization for Your LLC

    Forming a limited liability company (“LLC”) is a great option for many Georgia business owners for several reasons. One great aspect of an LLC is that they have flow through tax characteristics. ...

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  • Pregnancy discrimination case filed against Grocery Store
    Pregnancy discrimination case filed against Grocery Store

    Legal news reports that a California woman has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a large retail chain. The claim arose out of her employers’ reaction to her informing them of her ...

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