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July 28, 2023 | Employment Law

I’m Recovering from an Opioid Addiction. Am I Protected from Workplace Discrimination?

So many people have overcome their addiction only to find their past addiction is a current problem. They encounter employers and supervisors who are not conversant in addiction and treatment. Employers flounder with the lack of concise protocols for their

July 25, 2023 | Employment Law

Federal Law Raises Pregnancy Protections in the Workplace

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act deems it unlawful for a firm employing more than 15 workers to not make reasonable accommodations for or to deny employment opportunities to an employee requesting reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions

June 27, 2023 | Employment Law

When do 915,000 Pennies Equal $39,934?

When Judge Timothy Batten of the Northern District of Georgia Court determines nine former employees are owed back wages and damages by Miles Walker, owner of A OK Walker Luxury Autoworks. In addition, the judge’s order forbids Walker from violating

May 23, 2023 | Employment Law

Actors prepare to strike

On June 7th the Screen Actor’s Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) will sit down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, bargaining on behalf of the major studios and networks.



May 2, 2023 | Employment Law

The PUMP Act Extends Protections to 9 Million Additional Lactating Parents Adding the Legal Mechanism Required to Sue Employers

The PUMP Act is now in full effect. Both exempt and non-exempt breastfeeding moms returning to work have the weight of the law encouraging them to continue their efforts. The enforcement provision of last year’s law is in full effect

April 19, 2023 | Employment Law

How Does Biden’s Childcare/Eldercare Executive Order Affect Me?

The crisis surrounding the care workforce continues to intensify and families struggle to afford care while caregivers continue to be grossly underpaid. In major American cities the cost of childcare can exceed rent. 


The National Domestic Workers Alliance sees

March 28, 2023 | Employment Law

Starbucks Penalizing Unionized Workers by Withholding Credit Card Tipping and Other Benefits

Starbucks violated federal labor law when it excluded 200+ unionized stores from a new policy that facilitated tipping via credit card, according to a new complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board NLRB. When the program rolled out in

March 15, 2023 | Employment Law

Tech Layoffs Prompt Legislation to Protect Contract Workers

Facebook’s parent company, Meta is planning to layoff 10,000 employees and close 5,000 open, unfilled positions. This follows November layoffs of 11,000 or 13% of Meta’s workforce. In October, Elon Musk acquired Twitter and promptly laid off almost half its

February 28, 2023 | Employment Law

A Single Caregiver Provides Most of the Hospice Care

Jimmy Carter and his family have made the decision for him to remain at home in hospice care. What does that mean exactly? Hospice care is for any person who has a life-threatening or terminal illness. For those people, and

February 21, 2023 | Employment Law

It’s High Time to be Paid for All Time Worked and Home Depot Will Pay to the Minute

A Home Depot employee counted 470 hours of unpaid wages due to the home improvement retailer’s chosen time clock rounding scheme. Despite improvements in the ability to “practically ascertain” the actual time worked by employees, Home Depot has continued to