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  • Chief Justice Roberts announces initiative to address sexual harassment
    Chief Justice Roberts announces initiative to address sexual harassment

    With heightened scrutiny being paid to sexual harassment and discrimination at the work place, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has announced that the federal judiciary will take steps to ensure that ...

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  • New Year will usher in a pay raise for many low wage earners
    New Year will usher in a pay raise for many low wage earners

    For many minimum wage earners, January 1, 2018 will mean higher pay. 18 states and numerous localities are raising their minimum wage for the new year. Unfortunately, despite efforts to increase the ...

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  • Things You Should Know About Family & Medical Leave
    Things You Should Know About Family & Medical Leave

    Health problems and family changes can be stressful, so it isn’t surprising that employees may need to take time off work to face these challenges. Many employers offer some form of sick leave or paid ...

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  • Breast-feeding Discrimination Claim Proceeds
    Breast-feeding Discrimination Claim Proceeds

    In a recent employment law decision, a federal district court found in favor of a woman's claim that she had experienced discrimination while breast-feeding. In this instance, the woman expressed ...

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  • FLSA Violations More Frequent in Certain Industries
    FLSA Violations More Frequent in Certain Industries

    A recent survey found that nearly all investigated garment factories in the United States committed wage and hour violations. A staggering 94% of all factories reviewed were found in violation of the ...

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  • Can year-end bonuses replace overtime pay?
    Can year-end bonuses replace overtime pay?

    With the holidays upon us, many of Georgia’s workers have received or will be receiving end of the year bonuses. In most cases this is cause to celebrate. However, what if that “bonus” is paid but ...

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