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February 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Alpharetta, GA: A group of women employed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the state of Georgia will share in a $1.2 million settlement alleging pay discrimination due to gender. The 185 women in Georgia will be joined by 26 workers in Florida receiving back pay stemming from gender discrimination, a violation of Georgia employment and federal laws.Read [ Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million ]
April 21, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Carolina Skiff Fined for Georgia Labor Law Violations ]
Waycross, GA Carolina Skiff, a manufacturer of fiberglass boats, was cited and fined more than $95,000 recently for violating Georgia labor law, according to a release from the US Department of Labor.
April 9, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Georgia Employment: Did Pregnancy Cause Cop's Termination? ]
Thomson, GA There are many valid reasons for terminating an employee, but whether or not pregnancy is one remains to be determined, likely in a Georgia employment lawsuit. Although legally a woman cannot be fired for being pregnant, the cop was fired and may now file a Georgia employment lawsuit alleging her employers violated her rights. When employee rights are violated, lawsuits alleging violations of federal and Georgia labor laws can be filed, to either compensate the victim financially or to help her regain her job.
March 28, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Temp Worker Employer Faced Georgia Employment Violation ]
Morrow, GA A Georgia Employment violation that also involved employees in three other states will result in the repayment of about $78,000 in back wages to 22 foreign teachers. According to the March 11 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the US Department of Labor (DOL) concluded that Global Teachers Research and Resources Inc., (Global Teachers) of Morrow, had violated rules as they relate to the employment of nonimmigrant temp workers.
March 18, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Cotton Manufacturer Fined Over Georgia Labor Law Violations ]
Lavonia, GA The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has levied a fine of more than $62,000 against a cotton manufacturer for allegedly violating Georgia labor laws in the September 2010 death of a worker in the town of Lavonia, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.
March 11, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Georgia Employment Lawsuits Take on Sexual Harassment ]
Atlanta, GAGeorgia employment lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and other violations of federal and Georgia state labor laws can help employees recover wages lost for refusal to comply with an employer's unethical demands. They can also help restore employees who have been wrongfully terminated, in violation of federal or Georgia employment law, to their former employment. Finally, they can help ensure the rights of other employees are also protected, and hopefully prevent other employees from ever being in similar situations.
February 14, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Trio Sues for Unpaid Wages in Georgia ]
Kennesaw, GA A call center outsourcing provider in Georgia has been hit with a Georgia employment lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime wages. Three former employees of the call center, located in Kennesaw, allege that Ryla Inc. mandated that they perform uncompensated work prior to the commencement of and after the expiration of their normal shift. The work, it is alleged, was not compensated.
June 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Georgia Employers Charged with Transporting, Employing Illegal Aliens ]
Atlanta, GA A number of individuals have been charged with Georgia employment violations stemming from the importation and use of illegal aliens for restaurant jobs.
May 8, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Georgia Employment Lawsuit Results in $18M Settlement ]
Atlanta, GA A Georgia employment lawsuit has resulted in an $18 million settlement for employees who alleged that Mohawk Industries Inc. hired illegal immigrants to keep wages down. This lawsuit could pave the way for more suits alleging violations of Georgia labor laws, especially in situations involving illegal immigrants.
March 12, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Georgia Employees Allege Discrimination ]
Bainbridge, GA Two Georgia employment lawsuits stemming from allegations of gender discrimination were recently settled out of court. The Decatur County government has agreed to pay $765,000 to three male plaintiffs, Steven Enfinger, Guy Yates and Jimmy Bellflower, and $600,000 to a female plaintiff, Cynthia Harrell.