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Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect today, April 1, 2020 - what does it mean for employees?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) goes into effect today. We've compiled some questions and answers that the Department of Labor has addressed, and we've boiled them down so you know what your rights are and what steps you can take to protect yourself and your family during the pandemic.

Webinar: New Rights & Obligations under COVID-19 Relief Laws

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Mar 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Barrett & Farahany has partnered with Stanton Law to bring you a webinar about the various new relief laws arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as information about what that legislation may mean for both employers and employees. By working together to clarify the new rights & obligations coming into play for everyone, we hope to promote cooperation between employers and employees and minimize potential litigation so that everyone comes out of this situation in as good a shape as possible.

Help for Employees - New Podcast!

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 25, Barrett & Farahany's inaugural radio show, Justice at Work, debuted on Business RadioX. Partners Amanda Farahany and Kathy Harrington Sullivan discussed implications of the new legislation for employees affected by Coronavirus, as well as Atlanta's new shelter in place order and community resources. You can access the podcast on our new Radio Show page, here.

New Members Join the Barrett & Farahany Team

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Mar 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here at Barrett & Farahany, we do things differently. Part of our continuing growth as a law firm is the introduction of new team members who will add significant value to the years of experience in client advocacy that we are known for.  We hire only the best and brightest employment lawyers at...

The Barrett & Farahany Difference

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Mar 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every member of the Barrett & Farahany team (attorneys, paralegals, and office staff) understands the impact that workplace issues can have on your life and livelihood. That is why, to us, there is nothing more rewarding than empowering our clients through a successful case.  We hope to educ...

FMLA Rights | What You Need to Know

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Feb 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's no secret that employees need to take days off or work from home to recover from an illness from time to time. Not only do sick employees pose a threat to the overall health of the workplace, but sick employees tend to be far less productive when they force themselves to push through an ai...

Amanda Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Nov 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot on the “Top 50: 2020 Women Georgia Super Lawyers” list. Farahany was also honored with the Top 50 distinction in 2019 and has been recognized as a Top Rated Super Lawyer every year since 2014. Only five percent of attorneys in the state make it to any Super Lawyers list.

Think You're About to Be Terminated?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an at-will state (most are), the hard truth is that none of us are entitled to our jobs, but we are entitled to legal protections at work in certain circumstances. If one of the protected issues is involved in the mistreatment or retaliation, then complaints (whether made internally or lodged with the EEOC) that allege protected issues are involved are protected complaints for which the employee cannot legally be retaliated against or terminated.

CBD & the ADA: Am I Protected?

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even though there is still quite a bit of leeway for employers to terminate with abandon in an at-will state (which most states are), there are some circumstances where CBD-related terminations may give rise to claims against the employer or the drug-testing company.

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