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The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond

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On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Amanda A. Farahany spoke as a panel member at the 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The Corporation and the Individual. In a presentation entitled “The Corporation and the Individual: Human Capital and Beyond,” Ms. Farahany discussed how the gig economy is impacting workers and highlighted the importance of equal access to justice. 2018 Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review Symposium: The…..Read More »

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Hospital Team Leads Get Trial on Overtime Claims

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On March 16, Barrett & Farahany attorneys Benjamin Stark and Severin Roberts successfully overcame a motion for summary judgement in Sanchez v. St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Sys., Inc., 2018 BL 90861, S.D. Ga., No. CV 416-225.  Stark and Roberts represented two former employees of a hospital who were not paid overtime.  The hospital’s attorneys moved for summary judgment, claiming the former employees were…..Read More »

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Sexual harassment claims in the workplace

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Sexual harassment, by employers or otherwise, is nothing new. But with the recent social media campaigns that focus on standing up and fighting back, like the #metoo movement, a lot of questions have been raised about what rights women have when it comes to recourse for sexual harassment, including the one heard most frequently: “Can…..Read More »

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Can a DUI Affect Employment?

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A DUI conviction is not supposed to prohibit an otherwise qualified candidate from being hired, however, an employer has a right to question the potential employee about the circumstances of the charge. Of course, an employee whose job responsibilities include driving may be unable to maintain or pursue this type of employment because of the…..Read More »

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Current Trends in Employment Laws

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A Board Certified Employment Lawyer Specialist’s Viewpoint: When I first started practicing employment law over 20 years ago, the economy was in the dot com boom and employment law likewise flourished as employers needed employment contracts drafted and employees needed contracts reviewed. When the economy did a spin, contract-related work diminished, and consultations concerning wrongful…..Read More »

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Barrett & Farahany and Georgia State University Begin Ground-Breaking Legal Analytics Project

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In 2013, Barrett & Farahany commissioned a study to determine the outcomes of cases at a motion for summary judgment. The results were shocking: over eighty percent of cases were dismissed at summary judgment by the federal district court in Atlanta. A further study revealed that Atlanta’s federal court dismissed more cases at summary judgment…..Read More »

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Filing Workers’ Compensation for Coal Miner’s Knee Injuries

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In 1923, coal mining employed more than 863,000 coal miners.  Today, that number has dwindled to a mere 50,000. Coal mining accounts for about 30% of all electricity that is consumed the United States today. The U.S. produced more than 743 million tons of coal in 2016 alone. The mining industry has vastly changed over…..Read More »

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Tips to Consider When Applying for Disability Due To Knee or Back Pain

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Knee and back pain can severely impact your ability to work. Miners, carpenters, construction workers, and many more careers involve activity that may be inhibited due to lack of mobility or pain within the knee or back. However, workers who are incapacitated due to knee or back pain must still support themselves financially in order…..Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits?

By Barrett & Farahany LLP |

There are some different avenues of financial support should you sustain an injury that disables you from performing normal duties at your job. Some programs designed to assist injured workers include state disability benefits, worker’s compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). You may be confused about which applies for your particular situation; read the…..Read More »

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What Are the Legal Responsibilities of Your Human Resources Department?

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In many companies, the Human Resources (HR) department may not garner much respect. Perceptions about HR may include feelings that HR is useless or is staffed with rule-obsessed nitpickers. The reality is that HR performs a vital role in helping the employer ensure compliance with workplace regulations applicable to the business. If you are a…..Read More »

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