Search Site
Menu
Category Archive
Employment and Labor Law
1 - 10 of 40
Page 1 of 4

How to Know if Your Employer is Violating Overtime Payment Laws

Wage and hour laws are in place to ensure that workers are paid fairly for the standard work they do, as well as for any required overtime. However, some employers either ignore these laws or try to skirt around regular and overtime rules. If your employer is not in compliance with these laws, you have Read More

Read More

When Is a Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement Unenforceable?

When you take a new job or are promoted to a higher position, you may be asked to sign an agreement promising not to compete with your new employer or solicit its customers once your employment ends. The restrictions in these agreements are open to interpretation by employees, employers and courts. Because of this, there Read More

Read More

Proving a Claim of Employment Discrimination

In Georgia, employment discrimination claims are decided under federal law, which prohibits treating people differently based on race, sex, age, religion or national origin. However, not all management actions that an employee may consider unfair rise to the level of illegal discrimination. Proving discrimination requires presenting persuasive evidence that the conduct in question would not Read More

Read More

What Terms Are Essential in an Employment Contract?

Georgia is a “right to work” state, which means most employment is “at will” — in other words, not contractual. However, it is possible that your new employer will ask you to sign a contract that will define the employment relationship. Take the time to make sure you understand all the details of the employment Read More

Read More

Georgia Workplace Law Affected by High Court Ruling on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling solidifying the rights of LGBT people in the workplace is sure to have a major effect on employment law in Georgia. The landmark decision, which originated as a lawsuit filed in Clayton County, confirms that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars employers from making decisions based Read More

Read More

Legislation Authorizes Paid Sick Leave for Workers Suffering from Coronavirus

New legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic allows certain workers to receive paid sick leave even if their employer previously did not provide it. In March, the federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This law assists employers that give their employees paid time off while suffering the effects of Read More

Read More

Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits When Job Loss Is Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the federal government and signed into law on March 30, authorizes expanded unemployment benefits for Americans. Due to the major economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several distinctions from the traditional programs that states use to support employees who have been Read More

Read More

What Steps Should Employers Take to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 has plagued the United States, business leaders in every industry have gotten a crash course in virus prevention measures. Unfortunately, for many, the information regarding best practices has been confusing or even contradictory. Whether you’re an employee, a manager or a business owner, it is critical to know about the steps that should Read More

Read More

LGBT Job Discrimination Illegal? Federal Court Says Maybe

In a groundbreaking new ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia suggests that discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. While the decision isn’t binding outside the Court’s jurisdiction, it signals what could become a seismic shift in Read More

Read More

What Does the Davis-Bacon Act Mean for You?

The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) applies to contractors and subcontractors performing construction, alteration, or repair work on public buildings or public works, pursuant to federally funded or assisted contracts. Under the DBRA, contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics at least the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on Read More

Read More
1 - 10 of 40
Page 1 of 4
Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

Awards & Achievements
Our Office
  • Suwanee Office
    1325 Satellite Boulevard, N.W.
    Suite 1506
    Suwanee, Georgia 30024
    Phone: 678-905-5475
    Fax: 678-629-3247