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How to Avoid Retaliation Claims from Employees

September 28, 2017 BY Meredith Guerrero | Employment Law

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

When the Misconduct is Not Foreseeable, Can the Medical Provider be Held Responsible?

September 28, 2017 BY Christina Jay | General Liability

Recently, there have been a slew of stories in the media highlighting instances involving sexual assault while a patient is under anesthesia or sedated. Many of these stories involve medical doctors, dentists, or anesthesiologists who committed these heinous crimes against their own patients. ... Continue Reading

Charting a New Course for Pain Management in the Workers' Compensation Arena

September 28, 2017 BY Thomas Cauthen | Workers Compensation

As the reverberations of the opioid crisis are being felt around the country, Chairman Frank McKay of the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation has vowed to address the over-prescription and abuse of these Schedule II narcotics in the workers' compensation setting. ... Continue Reading

The Interplay Between Illegal Alien Status And Fraud Under The Workers' Compensation Act

September 28, 2017 BY Taylor Poncz | Workers Compensation

Illegal alien status and its role in the workers' compensation arena has always been a hot topic, but it is hotter than ever right now, at least in large part due to our current political climate. ... Continue Reading

Making An Offer They Can Refuse, But It's The Timing That Matters

September 28, 2017 BY Camile Hart | General Liability

Obtaining attorney fees from the opposing party is a desirable, but difficult task under Georgia law. ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley

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