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  • What rules apply when employers make “extra” payments to exempt employees?
    What rules apply when employers make “extra” payments to exempt employees?

    As the year ends, many exempt employees may earn additional compensation on top of their salaries. This may include bonuses, commissions or percentages of a company’s profits. These payments are often ...

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  • Transgender Rights At Risk
    Transgender Rights At Risk

    On Friday, the Trump administration made the unusual request of asking the Supreme Court to rule on whether transgender individuals should be allowed in the military. This request would side step ...

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  • Is my employer required to pay me for work breaks?
    Is my employer required to pay me for work breaks?

    Many employees have questions concerning their right to compensation during breaks – and when they are entitled to paid lunch and work breaks. Workers may feel disgruntled if they perceive co-workers ...

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  • Will Supreme Court evaluate whether a transgender woman can sue for job discrimination?
    Will Supreme Court evaluate whether a transgender woman can sue for job discrimination?

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against various forms of discrimination including sex, religion, gender and national origin. Whether it protects against sexual orientation ...

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  • Statistics reveal higher wages and job growth in Atlanta
    Statistics reveal higher wages and job growth in Atlanta

    The latest jobs report from Georgia’s Department of Labor indicates growth for Atlanta, and higher wages for blue-collar workers. The DOL report states that Atlanta gained 1,900 jobs in September and ...

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  • ADEA applies to governmental entities regardless of size
    ADEA applies to governmental entities regardless of size

    In the first opinion of the Supreme Court’s new term, the Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) applies to state and local government employers, regardless of their size. ...

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