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Balancing Corporate Power With Workers’ Rights
10Jul

Balancing Corporate Power With Workers’ Rights

Seventy-five years ago this past June, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to protect the rights of workers in the United States. Through FLSA, the government set a maximum workweek, guaranteed overtime pay for workers, established a national minimu…

Who’s Your Supervisor? Supreme Court Decides
07Jul

Who’s Your Supervisor? Supreme Court Decides

Who’s Your Supervisor? The United States Supreme Court’s Answer to that Question May Surprise You
Vance v. Ball State University, et al., 570 U.S. ____ (2013)
When an employee is assigned to coordinate her colleagues’ schedules and delegate duties to subordinates, is that individual her colleag…

Do You Know How Many FMLA Hours You’ve Exhausted? Ask Your Employer!
12Apr

Do You Know How Many FMLA Hours You’ve Exhausted? Ask Your Employer!

On March 19, 2013, in Sylvestor Richards v. City of Atlanta, Georgia et al., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-03928-CC, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (“Northern District”) denied the Defendants’ motion for summary judgment as to the Plaintiff’s FMLA interference cl…

Eleventh Circuit Affirms That Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Recovery of Unpaid Overtime Under the FLSA
13Mar

Eleventh Circuit Affirms That Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Recovery of Unpaid Overtime Under the FLSA

Through a lengthy opinion issued in Lamonica, et al. v. Safe Hurricane Shutters, Inc., the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed that undocumented workers are entitled to recovery of unpaid overtime under the FLSA. Case No. 11-15743 (March 6, 2013). In addition, the court provided guidance on the issue o…

Your Employer Can’t Ask For Your Genes
04Mar

Your Employer Can’t Ask For Your Genes

Imagine a scenario straight out of the movies: A multi-national corporation discovers that security at its laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia has been compromised. Somebody broke in, stole some corporate secrets and escaped. But wait! It appears the spy cut himself on the way out and left a blood sam…

Former Regional Manager at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. Wins More Than $6 Million in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit
03Apr

Former Regional Manager at Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corp. Wins More Than $6 Million in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

Once liquidated damages equal to the amount of the verdict as well as prejudgment interest are added in -- both are mandated...

Non-Compete Agreements, Are They Valid?
10Aug

Non-Compete Agreements, Are They Valid?

You landed the job you’ve been working for all your life. It offers a competitive salary and benefits and is the ideal step on your career path.
The only problem is – per the law, you’re not allowed to accept it. You signed a non-compete agreement at your last job, and your previous employer isn…

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