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  • Employers must respond to sexual harassment allegations
    Employers must respond to sexual harassment allegations

    The recent high profile sexual harassment charges have been a watershed moment in United States history, exposing an all too common problem at American work places. It also raises a question about ...

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  • Can an hourly employee legally be denied overtime pay?
    Can an hourly employee legally be denied overtime pay?

    Federal wage and hour law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), provides that non-exempt workers are entitled to receive overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times their standard rate of pay for ...

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  • What constitutes a
    What constitutes a "living wage" in Georgia?

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that workers must be paid at least minimum wage and that non-exempt workers receive overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times their standard rate of ...

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  • Lawsuit alleges racial discrimination
    Lawsuit alleges racial discrimination

    A recent lawsuit filed by a former Tesla employee asserts that he was fired for complaining about racial harassment, and that despite his complaints, Tesla never investigated his concerns. ...

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  • What labor laws apply if you’re a seasonal employee?
    What labor laws apply if you’re a seasonal employee?

    With the holiday season nearly upon us, many retailers and other businesses are gearing up for the rush by hiring seasonal employees. Many times, these are temporary positions, and employers/employees ...

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  • Bank found liable for violating whistleblower law
    Bank found liable for violating whistleblower law

    A federal jury has just found JP Morgan Chase liable for unlawful retaliation in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. According to the whistleblower lawsuit, a former wealth manager flagged a wealthy ...

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