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  • New Overtime Rule to Go into Effect January 1, 2020
    New Overtime Rule to Go into Effect January 1, 2020

    After several delays and legal challenges, an amendment to the salary threshold set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Pursuant to the FLSA, ...

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  • Atlanta Restaurant Must Pay Back Wages and Damages to Workers
    Atlanta Restaurant Must Pay Back Wages and Damages to Workers

    Recently a federal court in Atlanta determined that an international company operating a popular Atlanta restaurant violated numerous provisions of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA). According to ...

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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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