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  • Overtime Exemption Law to be Updated in Spring 2019
    Overtime Exemption Law to be Updated in Spring 2019

    The Department of Labor has indicated that as early as March of 2019, new rules will be issued concerning the overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed changes have ...

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  • Will I Be Paid If My Office Closes Due to Weather Conditions?
    Will I Be Paid If My Office Closes Due to Weather Conditions?

    Widespread weather related closures are expected this week as an arctic blast envelopes much of the country, including portions of Georgia. In anticipation of the cold weather, many offices are ...

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  • Opinion Letter Distinguishes between Standard Rate of Pay and Regular Rate of Pay
    Opinion Letter Distinguishes between Standard Rate of Pay and Regular Rate of Pay

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a complex, federal regulation setting forth many of the nation’s wage and hour laws. It’s scope is vast, but two specific provisions affect the majority of ...

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  • Determining Compensable Hours Crucial to Determining Rightful Pay
    Determining Compensable Hours Crucial to Determining Rightful Pay

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that all workers must be paid at least minimum wage. Currently, federal minimum wage is set at $7.25/hour. Violations of this provision are not always ...

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  • Hospitality Industry Responsible for Highest Number of Wage and Hour Claims
    Hospitality Industry Responsible for Highest Number of Wage and Hour Claims

    Restaurant workers have filed an increasing number of wage and hour complaints based on potential Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. Statistics show more than 7000 wage and hour claims were ...

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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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