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To help our clients understand some of the laws and civil rights that govern the workplace and beyond, we have found, created, and made several resources available to you here:

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FMLA vs. Paid Family Leave: Key Differences and Similarities

Posted by B&F Contributor | May 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

We all need to take time off from work to attend to our family, personal, and medical needs. That’s why as an employee, you have probably heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Paid Family Leave (PFL). Although they sound similar, these two are not the same. The question is - what is the difference between Paid Family Leave and FMLA leave?

FLSA: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

Posted by B&F Contributor | May 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Have you heard of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA)? It's a federal law that provides many protections and benefits to workers, particularly regarding minimum wage and overtime requirements. It also set forth laws about business recordkeeping and youth employment standards. To enforce t...

How To Prove A Hostile Work Environment?

Posted by B&F System Admin | Jun 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Understand what a hostile work environment is and is not. A hostile work environment must be distinguished from a situation which is merely difficult or annoying. Work environments where someone might just be rude or unpleasant are typically not enough to constitute a hostile work environment. F...

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted by B&F System Admin | Jun 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Pregenancy discrimination is a reality faced by many women in the workplace whether they are in low-wage, physically demanding occupations, high-wage occupations, or even workplaces dedicated to supporting women. So, what exactly is pregnancy discrimination? Pregnancy discrimination is essentiall...

Fostering A Healthy Workplace Culture

Posted by B&F System Admin | Jun 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fostering a healthy workplace culture is known to increase not just employee well-being but client satisfaction as well. Read more about what kind of benefits you can reap by fostering a healthy workplace culture, and what Barrett & Farahany has to offer when it comes to working at our firm.

Should I get a lawyer for an unemployment appeal?

Posted by B&F System Admin | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

After receiving a denied unemployment claim, you have a chance to make an appeal. But the timeline is tight, the process can be complicated and it's certain that your former employer will have legal representation. That's why a lawyer who specializes in unemployment claims can help. Having an att...

Can I sue for wrongful termination?

Posted by B&F System Admin | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

After pouring time, energy and talent into your work, it's frustrating to be fired from your job without warning and without explanation. But Georgia and Alabama are at-will employment states, meaning employers may fire employees at any time and for any reason, provided they have not violated any...

What is a non-compete agreement?

Posted by B&F System Admin | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the rush of onboarding, it's sometimes easy to overlook an important new hire document—the non-compete agreement. Employers often put forward non-competes to maintain their edge against competitors. But while these contracts are common, they're not always fair to employees. When does a non-com...

Understanding Equity in Hiring

Posted by B&F System Admin | Jan 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Discussions of workplace discrimination often center on actions that occur during someone's time as an employee. But workplace safeguards extend to the hiring process as well, and it's illegal for employers of a certain size to discriminate against applicants due to their protected characteristic...

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