Over the last year, gender considerations have garnered significant attention from the media, employees, employers, courts, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC"). Employers should expect the dialogue on gender issues in the workplace to continue, and should take proactive measures to ensure they are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws. ... Continue Reading
Most employers know that federal laws prohibit harassment or discrimination against employees for certain protected characteristics, such as age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA"). ... Continue Reading
Recent Developments Under Little-Used Georgia Minimum Wage Law: FLSA Changes Are Also Likely Coming Down the Pike
On November 23, 2015, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling with a potentially wide-reaching impact on Georgia employers. In Anderson, et al. v. Southern Home Health Care Services, et al., the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that employees who take care of elderly and disabled people in their homes are entitled to receive Georgia's minimum wage pursuant to the Georgia Minimum Wage Law ("GMWL") despite the fact that their employers were covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and despite the fact that the employees themselves fell under FLSA exemptions for domestic workers. ... Continue Reading
In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has taken an unprecedented interest in the regulation of non-union workplaces. ... Continue Reading
Spoliation of evidence is the destruction or failure to preserve evidence within the possession, custody or control of a party after that party ... Continue Reading
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H. Michael Bagley