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Friday, October 29, 2021

What Is a Former Employer Allowed to Say About You?

Sometimes a job just doesn’t work out. Whether you had a difficult time with your co-workers or boss, or you found your job responsibilities to be intolerable, sometimes it’s in your best interest to leave your place of employment. Some people are able to secure a new job prior to giving notice, while others end up performing a job search after their two weeks are up.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Providing Lactation Breaks Required of All GA Employers

Being a new mother and a working woman can be very difficult. But with the help of Georgia's newer law it just became a little easier. Under state law all Georgia employers are required to provide paid lactation breaks.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Can You Be Fired for What You Do Outside of Work?

When you’re not working, work is often the last thing on your mind. Instead, you probably prefer to focus on enjoying the moment. However, what you need to keep in mind is whether or not your conduct outside of work could get you fired from your job. This depends upon the type of activity in which you’re engaged and whether or not there is a state law that affords you any protection.

At-will Employees

As a general rule, there is no law that protects you from being fired.
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Monday, July 19, 2021

What Is Wrongful Termination?

When you are terminated from your job it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. You may be left trying to figure out how you will stay afloat and pay your bills. But before you do anything, it’s important that you ask yourself whether or not your termination was lawful.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

How to Know if You Are in a Hostile Work Environment

Whenever you work with others, there’s always a chance that you may not get along. However, despite feeling like a toxic work environment, it doesn’t automatically mean that you are in a hostile work situation. There is a difference between working in an environment that you don’t enjoy and working in an environment that is considered legally hostile. So what makes a Read more . . .

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Can Your Employer Make the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., all non-essential businesses were forced to close in-person offices in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. As time has gone by many businesses have chosen to continue working remotely, while others have cautiously returned to office life. But with the approval of the COVID-19 vaccines, going back to working around others has become safer (for those who have been fully vaccinated).
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Can Your Employer Fire You for Serving on Jury Duty?

Despite being considered a civic duty, few people are pleased to receive notification that they must serve on jury duty. The last thing you want to imagine is that doing so could cost you your job. That’s why under Georgia law it is illegal to fire an employee over his or her absence from work due to jury duty.
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Friday, March 26, 2021

Can You Sue Your Employer if You Were Wrongfully Terminated?

You saw something at work that wasn’t right and reported it, but the next thing you know you have been disciplined or fired because of it. You are probably thinking that this is unfair – and you would be right. That’s why you may have the basis for a wrongful termination claim.
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Understanding Gardening Leave

Employers across the United States have relied on non-compete agreements to protect their business interests for a long time. Each state takes a different stance on non-competes, with some favoring employers and others the employees. As such, the enforceability of a non-compete, and the extent to which it will be enforced, is dependent on the state.
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Georgia?

Non-compete agreements have become a hot topic as social media and 24-hour news coverage frequently turn the spotlight on employers abusing non-compete agreements to the detriment of their employees. Non-compete agreements are intended to protect a company’s intellectual property (“IP”). If an employee with specific, non-public knowledge about the way a business or its products operate were to leave for a competitor, they would naturally take their knowledge with them to the new competitor and it would jeopardise their original employer’s IP.

To protect employer’s IP, non-compete agreements limit the ability of employees to freely move to competitors. While non-competes can serve a legitimate purpose, they are often a tool of abuse for employers to gain leverage over their employees.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Your Protections Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act protects certain employees through guaranteeing paid sick leave and expanding paid family and medical leave for those impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted Georgians, with lockdowns and health concerns that have limited the ability of many to work. If you’ve been denied employee benefits you believe you’re entitled to, please contact our office today for a free consultation.
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