Employment Practices

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Georgia legislators have introduced a bill, HB 1121, that provides for a new, state-level cause of action for sexual harassment against individual co-workers or supervisors and allows for the recovery of lost wages, benefits, compensatory damages, reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs and “other related expenses.” The bill has passed the Tort …

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In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employers may be finding themselves in novel situations with regard to laying off employees, requests for leave, and requests for accommodations, among many other topics. We have compiled some of the guidance from various government entities and some overall considerations for employers …

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On January 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new mandatory overtime rule went into effect, expanding overtime pay eligibility to up to 1.3 million workers. The new rule raises the salary threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay requirements to $35,568. Under the …