• 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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    • United Airlines Settles EEOC Disability Lawsuit for $1 Million

      Earlier this month, United Airlines agreed to pay just over $1 million to settle a federal disability lawsuit that has been garnering public attention since 2009. According to the settlement ...

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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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    • When Employer's Go Too Far - Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act

      The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) limits an employer’s ability to make disability-related inquiries or require medical examinations. During employment, employers “shall not require a medical ...

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    • Can a DUI Affect Employment?

      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 ...

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    • Current Trends in Employment Laws

      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 ...

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

      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 ...

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    • Are H-1B Work Visa Holders Eligible for FMLA Leave?

      The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 ( FMLA ) is a federal law that protects the employment rights of workers in the event they have to take time off to deal with a serious health condition, ...

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    • Understanding Whistlerblower Labor Laws in Georgia

      Like employees in most states, Georgia employees are subject to “at-will” employment, which means they can be terminated at any time for any reason . Although there are a number of federal laws that ...

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    • Learn About Work Pay Discrimination

      The Equal Pay Act prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of gender. Signed into federal law in 1963, the Equal Pay Act was a big win for the women’s rights movement at the time. Unfortunately, pay ...

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    • Amanda Farahany

      Check out this feature about Amanda Farahany in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Click here !

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    • State's weak response to sexual harassment makes reporting risky

      Read this article about, the state's weak response to sexual harassment which makes reporting risky. Click here .

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    • She said she'd been sexually harassed. Then she got fired for it.

      Retaliation for reporting sexual harassment is unfortunately not uncommon but is definitely illegal. Click here .

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    • Am I Entitled to Overtime?

      The Fair Labor Standards Act entitles every employee to time and a half for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. All of us know this is true when dealing with an hourly pay structure, but did you know ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Overtime and FLSA Law

      People like to believe that they can trust their employers. Many times, however, employers can use their employees’ lack of knowledge about FLSA law to make them work longer hours without their ...

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    • Ten Common Ways Employers Illegally Deny Employees Overtime

      Employers Do Not Pay Salaried Employees Overtime Most employees believe that if they are salaried, they are not entitled to overtime. This is simply not true. Whether an employee is entitled to ...

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    • Filing Workers' Compensation for Coal Miner's Knee Injuries

      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 ...

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    • Know Your Workplace Rights During and After Pregnancy

      A pregnancy announcement is a joyful occasion for families around the world. When you discover that you’ll be adding a baby to your family, you should be able to experience the happiness that goes ...

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    • Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace and Beyond

      Whether you are obtaining your first job after graduating from college or merely a few years away from retirement, you may experience some form of sexual discrimination in your lifetime. For women, ...

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    • Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination

      Despite the progress our nation has made in employment law over the years, pregnancy discrimination in the workplace still harms many women across the land. A significant number of employers refuse to ...

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    • Avoiding Common Timeliness Pitfalls to Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace

      In this #metoo era, federal employees facing sexual harassment, many of whom have long remained silent due to fears of career setbacks or other retaliation, may finally feel more comfortable coming ...

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    • Sexual harassment claims in the workplace

      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 ...

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    • Atlanta GA Sexual Harassment Attorney: Feeling Safe in the Workplace

      People working full time spend approximately 20% of their week in the workplace. As a result, a number of hours you spend in the workplace are with co-workers. Unfortunately, sexual harassment can be ...

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