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Smyrna Fire Lieutenant Prevails in Disability Case PCW Obtains Over $1,000,000 Verdict for Car Crash Another PCW Victory for Whistle-Blowers PCW Wins $1,000,000 for Client Against Tea Party Patriots Whistle-Blower Paid $280,000 Thanks to Parks, Chesin & Walbert From Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas to Gretchen Carlson, Roger Ailes: Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone Employment Practices Liability Insurance: What It is & Why It Matters The History of Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace College Admissions: Georgetown’s Decision & What It Could Mean for Employment Law 5 of the Most Common Mistakes Employers Make Healthcare & Retirement: Differences Between Georgia & Other States Sexual Harassment: Blurred Lines Whistleblower Win: Changes That Go Ch-Ching Sexual Assault Cases: Biased Against Male Students? After Orlando: What Georgia Employers Should Know About Gun Laws and How They Could Change The Equal Pay Act: What Has It (Really) Achieved? What It Means to be an At-Will State State Employment Discrimination Laws and Georgia Employment Rights: Minimum Wage for Fast Food Employees Who is an Independent Contractor and Who is an Employee? Baby Boomers in the Workplace: What’s the Impact? Deflategate is Over! Firing a Pregnant Woman: What is Legal How Voting ID Laws Could Impact the General Election New Overtime Rule: 6 Challenges Nonprofits Will Face Is It Illegal to Post an Inaccurate Job Description? The EEOC and Money What the Timothy Foster Case Means for Discrimination Law Snapchatting in the Workplace: What’s Off-Limits? Can I Bring My Gun to Work? Political Speech & the Workplace Bitcoin Payments: Are the Risks Worth the Rewards? Employment Contracts and Termination Do Workplace Laws Protect New Parents? NFL Players Sue Attorneys Who Allegedly Got Them a $1 Billion Settlement When Can Your Employer Fire You Over Your Driving Record Can Employers Discriminate Based on Weight? A Diverse Court for a Diverse Citizenry Can Employers Spy on Workers? What You Should Know About Georgia’s Voter Lawsuit What New York’s Family Leave Policy Means for the US Facebook & Following the Law Uber: Blind to the Disabled? Overtime Rule Changes: What Does the FLSA Say? 9 Old, Ridiculous Georgia Laws Legal Discrimination: How Far Have We Come? 6 Things to Know About the Americans with Disabilities Act Unions Strike against Verizon Forgetting to Log Your Time Off During Summer Vacation: What Could Go Wrong? E-Verify: Federal Eligibility for Employment Explained Your Guide to Choosing an Attorney Demand Letters: How to Handle Them Georgia and the Religious Freedom Bill: Employment Discrimination and Big Business Opposition Working While in Grad School: Getting Your Employer to Pay Jury Selection & the Ross Harris Trial Diversity, Workplace and the Law: Winning Business UnitedHealthCare Insurance Exchange Exit Unlikely to Change Employers’ ACA Compliance What We Can Learn From Celebrities’ Social Media Blunders Did Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Kill Union Fees? Background Checks: How Far Can Georgia Employers Go? China and the US: Their Legal Influence on One Another Speech and Public Comment in School Board Meetings What all Employees Can Learn From the Panama Papers The Use of Medical Marijuana and Employment Law The Ross Harris Trial: What We Can Learn About Employment Prospects for Felons Surprising Settlements: McDonald’s, Erin Andrews & DeKalb County In the News: The Gender Wage Gap LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Laws Around the US Job Interviews: What is Legally Off-Limits? Bankruptcy: How Can It Affect Your Case Abortion Clinics, the Law & Texas Immigrants and In-State Tuition Sharing and Taking Nude Pictures: What is the Law? Discrimination Suits in the News: Giant Corporations Uber in the News: Employment Law Ramifications Antonin Scalia and the Supreme Court: The Impact on Employment Law Can My Employer Force Me to Attend a Work Function? Laws About Age Discrimination What Does Diversity Look Like on the Supreme Court? Dr. Luke in the Limelight: Music Producers & Employment Law Can I Get Fired Over a Tweet? What NOT to Say on Social Media In the News: Kesha’s Employment Lawsuit Rehab: Can My Employer Punish Me for Attending? I Need to Take Medical Leave: What Should I Do? Can I be Forced to Pay for a Work-Related Educational Event? Working for the Government: Discrimination Laws Disability Law: What Resources Can Help My Autistic Child Find Work Work Uniforms: What is Legal? Politics: Can My Boss Make Me Contribute to a PAC? Georgia Legislature Considers New Anti-Discrimination Law Gun Rights: Do They Apply at Work? How to Talk to Your Lawyer Communication and Overtime: What Your Employer Legally Has to Tell You In the News: Corporate Law Suits Family Leave: Cases Won in Georgia Strange Laws in Georgia Expense Accounts & the Law When to Go to Human Resources The Legal Difference Between Earning a Salary and Being Paid Hourly Do I Have to Use My Employer’s Healthcare Plan? Top 10 Tips for Using Work Email Sovereign Immunity and Employees in Georgia Using Sick Leave to Attend a Protest: Are Employees Protected? Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Social Media: Can I Get Fired for That? Can You Terminate an Employee After They’ve Filed an Internal Grievance? Sick and Fired: Medical Leave Does Not Always Protect Your Job Prior Arrests & Employment Law Sexual Harassment: Employer Liability Are Employees Entitled to Vacation in Georgia? Whistleblower Protection: An Overview of Federal and State Law When is Discrimination Allowed? Laws About Sick Days The Law on Getting Paid for Lunch Breaks Overtime: What are My Rights? Can I be Fired for Refusing to Sign a Non-Compete: What Georgia Labor Laws Say Can I be Fired While on Jury Duty? Severance Pay: What are My Rights? Fulton County Pays $18 Million for Employment Claims Paid Family Leave: Not Just for Mothers Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies Experience Qualifications Required of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases Court Rules Business Trade Names May be Misappropriated in Georgia PCW Files Suit Against City of Atlanta Court of Appeals Allows Enforcement Against State of Terms Outside Written Contract Court of Appeals Clarifies Damages Required for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim Drafting an Enforceable Liquidated Damages Clause in Georgia Court of Appeals Clarifies Procedural Hurdles to Whistleblower Protection Under TPFCA Georgia Supreme Court Expands Definition of Parties at Fault Under Apportionment Statute What Obama Administration’s Expansion of Overtime Means for You Supreme Court Finds Officer Entitled to Official Immunity for Off-Duty Dog Bite Georgia Supreme Court Broadly Construes the Term “Pending Investigation” in Blow to Open Records Requests Appeals Court Upholds Salary Win for Fulton Public Defenders Whistleblower Update: Court of Appeals Focuses on Pretext Before Prima Facie Case Supreme Court Enforces Prior-Leave Requirement for Suing Court-Appointed Receivers Discrimination Based on Genetic Information? There’s an Act for That Update: SCOTUS Rules Abercrombie & Fitch “Look Policy” Violates Title VII Eleventh Circuit Holds State Whistleblower Laws Preempted by National Bank Act Court of Appeals Distinguishes Between “Tiers” of Immunity for School Districts Denial of Unemployment Benefits Violated Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment Eleventh Circuit’s Limitation on Enforceability of Non-Recruitment Covenants Can I be Fired for Having My Wages Garnished? The Abercrombie & Fitch “Look” Doesn’t Include a Hajib Charging Orders May be Issued Against Member Interest in Non-Party LLCs Attorneys Claim Pay Violates Fulton County Civil Service System Can I be Fired for Serving on Jury Duty? Supreme Court Clarifies Sovereign Immunity Analysis Quantum Meruit is Available Even If Not Requested Eleventh Amendment Bars Deputy’s §1983 and ADA Claims AGS Office Considers Appeal in Class Action Private Process Servers Fight ‘God’ - Like Sheriffs Class Action Challenging the State Health Benefit Plan’s Refusal to Provide Promised Benefits Continues Employment Discrimination and McDonnell Douglas at Trial Are Managers Entitled to Overtime? Five Things to Consider Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against Macon Occupational Medicine Lane v. Franks: The First Amendment Protects Public Employees Who Testify in Court Walthour v. Chipio Windshield Repair: Another Blow to Employee Rights Two Recent Georgia Supreme Court Decisions on Immunity Parks, Chesin & Walbert Wins $4.9 Million Judgment for Employees Successful Protest of Georgia State Contract The Holiday Nobody is Celebrating New Georgia Whistleblower Case Presidential Expansion of Overtime Pay Supreme Court Expands Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections Important Georgia Supreme Court Decision Regarding Sovereign Immunity PCW Prevails in Pre-Award Bid Protest Racial Politics at the Heart of Fulton County’s Problems What Should I do if I Have a Labor Dispute With My Employer? Should I Get Paid to Work Through Lunch? Jury Must Decide Meaning of “Repeated” in a Contract Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay Even if I’m on a Salary? Andrew Coffman Argues Before the Georgia Supreme Court Plaintiff Convinces Court of Appeals to Enforce an Agreement That the Plaintiff Refused to Sign Supreme Court of Georgia Allows Georgia Whistleblower Protection Act Claims Against County The Vanishing Jury Trial in Employment Litigation Social Media in Litigation Restraints on Physician Competition in Georgia ADA Covers Accommodations Not Tied to Essential Job Duties Supreme Court Asked to Define “Clothes” The Vendor’s Guide to Georgia Procurement Law Important Ruling for Contractors Doing Business with the State of Georgia Silicon Valley's Largest Companies Face Class Action Over Employment Violations Georgia Court Strikes Down Agency Regulation on Vagueness Grounds Does a Georgia Employer Have to Provide Sick Leave to Employees I’m a Target of Sexual Harassment, What are My Options? What is Equal Pay for Equal Work? What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Employment Lawsuit What do I do if I am the Victim of Employment Discrimination? Board of Regents Protected by Sovereign Immunity for Failing to Confirm Validity of Payment Bond Five Things You Should Always Tell Your Employment Lawyer First Amendment Protects Act of “Liking” a Facebook Page When an Employee’s First Amendment Free Speech can Lead to Termination Important Georgia Supreme Court Ruling on Insurance Coverage in Claims Arising from Defective Construction When is Retaliation in the Workplace Against the Law? Can I be Fired While on Medical Leave? Top Five Mistakes Employers Make When Violating Overtime Laws Eleventh Circuit Rules for Plaintiffs in FLSA Case Employment Law Fact or Fiction?: It Doesn’t Matter Why You are Fired in an At-Will State Georgia Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of Postnuptial Agreement PCW Attorneys Win Court Order Requiring Special Election PCW Attorney Argues Landmark Case in the Georgia Court of Appeals PCW Attorneys Win Landmark Ruling for Disabled Plaintiffs PCW Attorney Presents New Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals Update: Federal Judge Orders Georgia to Provide Deaf with Equal Access to Public Health Supreme Court Invalidates Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Reversal Obtained in Georgia Court of Appeals Can the Government Discriminate Based on Race or Gender? $1.6 Million Awarded in Race Discrimination Case You’re About to be Fired Defendant Breached Physician’s Contract Fulton County Guilty of Race and Gender Discrimination Vendor’s Guide to Georgia Procurement Law Discrimination Alleged Against Savannah State Judge Rules Pike County Can’t Balance Budget by Slashing Salaries, Staff of County Magistrates Kingsland Recycling Center Will Remain Open Voting Rights Victory Police Use of K-9 Violates Civil Rights $500,000 Settlement Against the YMCA Georgia Found Liable for Discrimination Against Deaf Citizens Atlanta Fire Department Found Guilty of Cheating on Promotional Exam Jury Awards $150,000 Against Doctor for Defamation Jury Awards $360,000 Against Employer for Title VII Retaliation Attorney Fees Double Verdict; Plaintiff’s Lawyers Awarded $250K on $110K Verdict Former Dekalb Clerk Looks to Oust Successor Judge Halts Firefighter Promotions; Plaintiffs Want a Probe Into What They Claim Was a Rigged Test Ex-UGA Employee Awarded $1.3 Million PSC Chair Faces Residency Challenge; in Testy Exchanges, Lawyers Grill Political Opponents Over Tax Bills and Alleged Delay in Bringing Suit Jury Hits Retailer for $350,001; Merchant’s Fight Against Forgery Costs Him $100K in Attorney Fees, $250K in Compensatory Damages and $1 in Punitive Damages High Court Ruling Threatens Dekalb Magnet School High Court Revives Democrats’ Redistricting Plan; Justices Mull Jail Health Care Put on Trial in Case of Strangled Inmate Clark Atlanta Settles with EX-GC Redistricting Divides U.S. High Court; Justices Wrestle with Competing Interpretations of Voting Rights Act City Lost by Not Settling Suit by Firefighter; City Offered $10,000; Jury Awarded Plaintiff $1 Million Not Even Parks can Help Gop in Map Fight; Republicans Have Little Recourse, Not Much Hope
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