• Amanda Farahany acts as local counsel for Transcend Legal Suit against UGA

      Worker sues UGA for targeting transgender employees ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46)- There is a federal court battle over healthcare coverage for a transgender employee at the University of Georgia. Transcend ...

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    • Case: Andrews Vs. Obayashi

      Obayashi Construction hired James Andrews as a miner. While Andrews worked daily under the earth creating the Atlanta sewer system, he was harassed by his supervisors and co-workers. On an almost ...

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    • FedEx Settles Worker Misclassification Case for $228 Million

      FedEx has recently agreed to pay a $228 million settlement to resolve case involving more than 2,000 worker misclassification claims brought against the company by its drivers. The settlement of these ...

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    • Barrett & Farahany Support Water Life Hope

      Employment Attorneys Amanda Farahany and Ben Barrett Visit Haiti to Improve Quality of Life For Families In a Haitian village, a little girl is in school instead of hauling water for miles back to her ...

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    • Amanda Farahany Travels to Haiti to Bring Water to Those in Need

      COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (June 4, 2014) – Inside the pastel orange and green courtyard of the Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the hospital’s top surgeons greeted members of Food For The ...

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    • Press Release: May 31, 2012

      Atlanta Law Firm Teams Up to Host Charity Benefit for Haiti Barrett & Farahany, LLP, LLP, an Atlanta based employment law firm has teamed up with pH Wine Merchant, a boutique wine store in Atlanta, to ...

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    • Are Salaried Employees Exempt from Overtime Pay?

      Even some employers are confused about whether or not salaried employees are legally required to be paid overtime. As a rule, small business owners who limit overtime pay to non-salaried employees ...

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    • 2 Common Types of Workplace Retaliation

      Many assume that if they were to experience illegal workplace retaliation, they would know it was happening. In many cases, the employee is aware of the situation, and they seek justice through legal ...

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    • How to Identify Wrongful Termination

      Have you been fired from a job? If so, do you know if your termination was legal? A wrongful (i.e, illegal) termination occurs when an employee is fired in violation of federal, state or local laws, ...

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    • What Type of Company is Subject to Compliance with FMLA?

      First things first: if you are an employer, you should determine whether or not your company is obligated to provide FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act). Is Your Company Covered by the FMLA? Number of ...

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    • What To Do When You Require Long-Term FMLA Medical Leave

      When you or someone you love is experiencing a serious health problem and it requires you to take extended time off from work, the stress and worry about retaining employment can add unnecessary ...

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    • How Much Time Can an Employee Take Off for Pregnancy?

      Federal regulations provide for maternity and family medical leave, but Georgia state laws do little to extend those rights. On average, parental leave is around 6 weeks. About half of workers will ...

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    • Amanda Farahany acts as local counsel for Transcend Legal Suit against UGA

      Worker sues UGA for targeting transgender employees ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46)- There is a federal court battle over healthcare coverage for a transgender employee at the University of Georgia. Transcend ...

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    • Amanda A. Farahany of Barrett & Farahany Named to Top 50 List of 2019 Women Georgia Super Lawyers

      ATLANTA (February 7, 2019) – Amanda A. Farahany, managing partner of the Atlanta law firm Barrett & Farahany, has earned a spot on the Top 50: 2019 Women Georgia Super Lawyers list. Farahany has been ...

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    • Man Fired Days After Revealing Autism Diagnosis to Employer.

      Barrett & Farahany LLP was featured in a First Coast News article and video regarding a man who was fired just days after receiving an Autism diagnosis, and has since taken Camden County to trial. For ...

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    • The Difference Between Exempt and Non-Exempt

      Any employer in today’s marketplace has likely heard of exempt versus non-exempt employees at least once because all employees fall into one category or the other as required by the Fair Labor ...

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    • Are You Misclassified by Your Employer?

      Did you know that being classified as an independent contractor can lead to wage theft? If you don’t know whether your employee has misclassified you as an independent contractor, you could be losing ...

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    • Are Employers Required to Pay Overtime?

      Overtime laws are detailed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor is responsible for interpreting the law and setting the specific rules for businesses to follow. These ...

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    • Should I File a Discrimination Complaint with my Employer?

      Do you have an illegal discrimination complaint against your place of employment? Are you considering whether or not you should file your discrimination complaint? Are you worried that it might not be ...

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    • 5 Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

      Illegal forms of discrimination are still fairly prevalent in today’s workplace. In fact, some reports indicate that while instances of illegal discrimination are slowly decreasing, the number of ...

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    • Protect Yourself and Your Career from a Hostile Work Environment

      Are you experiencing an illegal hostile work environment? Facing an illegal hostile work environment each day takes its toll. If you aren’t careful, your work productivity, your health and even your ...

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    • What Qualifies as Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

      It can often be difficult for someone experiencing uncomfortable situations at work to decide if what they are experiencing is sexual harassment. What is considered sexual harassment? How does it ...

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    • Workplace Harassment: What Sort of Evidence Should Be Reported?

      When you have experienced illegal workplace harassment , the need to prove you have been wronged can seem completely unfair. It can feel as if everyone is insisting that nothing happened when you are ...

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    • Sexual Harassment: Watch for Warning Signs

      Since the #MeToo movement, both employers and employees are more aware of sexual harassment in the workplace. One of the messages that the social movement made clear was that those who engage in ...

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