Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP Delivers for Truckers Forced to Drive Unsafe Vehicles or in Violation of Federal Standards

At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, we know a lot about safeguarding employees’ rights, whether it concerns protections from sexual, racial or age discrimination or the ability to speak up about an unsafe workplace. Our team also is dedicated to protecting the rights – and safety – of truck drivers. We aim to ensure that…

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What Should You Do if You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome sexual conduct in the workplace is either severe or pervasive. That is, you have either experienced an over-the-top direct unwelcome sexual overture, perhaps physical in nature, or, over time, you have experienced less overt, but nonetheless, sexually unwelcome conduct repeatedly or on an ongoing basis. Such conduct can include sexual…

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Employers Can Ask Your Vaccine Status

Your vaccine status is your bosses’ business, says Ed Buckley, Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP’s managing partner. It’s a question many people have about the Covid-19 vaccine and where their rights end and their employers’ rights begin. But the situation is clear to Buckley, who says that employers can require employees to be vaccinated and,…

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Can I Get Fired for Being Sick in Georgia?

While some states mandate that employers provide a certain number of paid or unpaid sick leave for employees per year, Georgia – at least in the private sector – is not among them. Public employees accrue five hours of sick leave per pay period by law, but employees of private employers are entitled to no…

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Common Wage and Hour Violations

The last several years have reported substantial increases in wage and hour violations. The majority of these claims are based on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA sets forth numerous regulations protecting workers. These include laws that require workers earn at least the federal minimum wage and non-exempt workers receive overtime…

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High-profile Music Executive Claims Employment Discrimination

In a high-profile case, the former Grammy CEO and president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, has filed a law suit asserting numerous claims of employment discrimination. The complaint asserts various charges including sexual harassment, gender discrimination, unequal pay, and retaliation. This case underscores the fact that unlawful discrimination occurs in all…

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Half of LGBTQ+ Workers Report Experiencing Discrimination

June is Pride Month, which commemorates positive impact that LGTBQ people have had on their communities around the world. Many places of business pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community and hold special events in their honor. Unfortunately, however, despite the recognition, employers still have a long way to go to eliminate workplace discrimination. A recent…

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Discrimination lawsuit filed after company pressures workers to discriminate against customers

A national chicken wings franchise is being sued by a former employee based on a hostile work environment.  The Title VII race discrimination lawsuit asserts that the franchise fostered an environment that encouraged discrimination, including race discrimination, age discrimination, discrimination based on a disability and retaliation.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

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How would appointing Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court affect employment discrimination laws?

With the hearings concerning Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s potential appointment to the Supreme Court wrapping up, many are concerned with how his appointment may affect our rights, especially in terms of employment discrimination and marriage equality. While it is impossible to know for sure until a case is argued before the court and a decision handed…

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