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Overtime Eligibility: Should You Be Paid More for 40+ Hours?

Whether Georgia and federal employment laws require your employer to pay overtime depends on whether you are a qualified worker and whether your employer is a covered employer. Any employer engaged in interstate commerce must abide by federal wage and overtime rules. Federal law classifies any business with revenues of more than $500,000 per year Read More

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What to Do if You Have a Discrimination Claim

One of the first steps in pursuing a workplace discrimination claim against your employer is to file a formal complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). But without proof, it’s just your word against your employer’s. How can you prove that your employer discriminated against you? To prevail in an employment discrimination lawsuit, you Read More

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Time Limits on Filing Discrimination Claims

Unlike most either states, Georgia has neither a general statewide anti-discrimination statute nor a state administrative agency to process discrimination claims. Georgia’s Fair Employment Practices Act of 1978 makes it illegal for a state agency to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, color, or in retaliation, but Read More

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Blowing the Whistle on Misconduct and Facing the Consequences

Literally dozens of federal laws protect whistleblowers from retaliation for complaining to their employers, unions or government agencies about unsafe or unhealthful conditions on the workplace, violations of environment-protection laws, public safety hazards, and violations of federal laws regulating securities, banking and other financial services. In addition, Georgia’s False Claims Act — updated in July Read More

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