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Can You Sue If Your Employer Fails to Pay Overtime?

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, with US corporate offices are here in Georgia, was the subject of a recent Supreme Court hearing on the subject of unpaid overtime owed to their sale representatives. The sales representatives claimed they were asked to work extra hours although receiving only their ordinary pay. The GlaxoSmithKline case is one of many Read More

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Has Your Employer Violated Your HIPAA Privacy?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires covered entities to abide by certain guidelines and rules that protect against the unauthorized use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI). Generally, covered entities may not use or disclose PHI unless you authorize such use or disclosure. Whether your employer has violated your Read More

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Elements of a Hostile Work Environment

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects against employment discrimination. In particular, it protects against discrimination that unreasonably interferes with an employee’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment. Anyone in the workplace who contributes to the hostile work environment can commit this type of harassment, including management, 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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FMLA Benefits & Eligibility

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) permits eligible employees to take unpaid leave for specified family and medical reasons without risk of losing their jobs and with continuation of existing health insurance. Before the FMLA became law, employees could lose their jobs and their health coverage if they took time off from Read More

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