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  • Remote workers may be entitled to overtime pay
    Remote workers may be entitled to overtime pay

    With the increased use of laptops, cell phones and technological advances, more and more workers are working remotely. This may be a formalized agreement or simply a logical extension of the day ...

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  • Whistleblower trial asserts executive suffered retaliation after reporting fraud
    Whistleblower trial asserts executive suffered retaliation after reporting fraud

    Recent employment law news reports that the trial has just begun in a whistleblower suit against a mutual funds group. A high level executive of the group asserted that after she complained that the ...

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  • Is your employer required to accommodate your prayer schedule?
    Is your employer required to accommodate your prayer schedule?

    Georgia news reports that an Atlanta-area school fired a Muslim employee for requesting time to pray. According to reports, the school district stated that she falsified her job application, then was ...

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  • Agricultural Workers May be Entitled To Overtime Pay
    Agricultural Workers May be Entitled To Overtime Pay

    In a recent wage and hour dispute, the Northern District of Georgia awarded current and former farmworkers nearly $1.5 million in back wages and damages. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) complaint ...

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  • What Constitutes Sexual Harassment at Work?
    What Constitutes Sexual Harassment at Work?

    The explosive allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and accusations that the Weinstein Company was aware of his behavior, but failed to do anything to stop it, raise many questions and concerns about ...

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  • Large Employers Not Always in Compliance With Wage And Hour Laws
    Large Employers Not Always in Compliance With Wage And Hour Laws

    The Federal Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers pay employees at least minimum wage, and that non-exempt employees earn time and a half for all time work beyond 40 hours in any one work ...

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