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  • Court determines proposed overtime rule is invalid
    Court determines proposed overtime rule is invalid

    On August 31, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas determined that the proposed Department of Labor overtime exemption rule changes were invalid, thus leaving in place ...

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  • Former employee sues Atlanta Hawks for race discrimination
    Former employee sues Atlanta Hawks for race discrimination

    Recently, a former employee of the Atlanta Hawks filed a wrongful termination/racial discrimination lawsuit against the basketball team. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits various ...

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  • Federal Court approves class certification for delivery drivers
    Federal Court approves class certification for delivery drivers

    A South Carolina federal judge just approved class certification for a group of pizza delivery drivers who asserted that their employer, Papa John’s, violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The ...

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  • What is USERRA?
    What is USERRA?

    Those who choose to serve in our Armed Forces could find themselves called into the line of duty at nearly any time, should something catastrophic happen. Often these service members have lives and ...

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  • A single act of harassment may be sufficient to bring a race discrimination case
    A single act of harassment may be sufficient to bring a race discrimination case

    In a recent race harassment lawsuit, a federal district court determined that a supervisor's single use of the "n" word was sufficient to constitute a hostile work environment, and allowed he race ...

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  • A Brief Overview of Georgia's Overtime Laws
    A Brief Overview of Georgia's Overtime Laws

    In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would go on to become the foundation for the relationship between employers and employees that we still adhere to today. Perhaps the most ...

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