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Baby Boomers in the Workplace: What’s the Impact?

The baby boomer generation is defined as those born between 1946 and 1964. Today, baby boomers make up the older side of the workforce, ranging from ages 52 to 70. Many companies owe their entire existence to baby boomers, but with todays technology-driven work force the baby boomers livelihoods are being threatened.

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Deflategate Is Over!

During the 2014-2015 NFL post-season, New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady was charged with deflating footballs in order to make them easier to throw and catch. This scandal was dubbed “Deflategate.”

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Firing a Pregnant Woman: What is Legal

“I’m pregnant,” can be the happiest phrase a person hears in their life (or the most terrifying). If a couple has been trying to become pregnant for years and their prayers have finally been answered, the news may be exciting. If an employer is trying to manage a business and his or her employee says, “I’m pregnant,” the news may be discomforting.

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New Overtime Rule: 6 Challenges Nonprofits Will Face

On May 18, 2016, the federal government announced the final changes to the overtime rule— changes that will impact white collar, non-exempt FLSA workers. This announcement brought about many questions for the future of employees and organizations, specifically non-profit organizations. The changes seemed to impact donations and production for those organizations in this tax classification. Here are six challenges that non-profits could see with the new rules:

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Is it Illegal to Post an Inaccurate Job Description?

Have you ever left your job and moved your family across the country for a job that doesn’t live up to its description? Unfortunately, many people have. In some cases, either the job offer or the company itself collapses. In others, the actual job turns out to have nothing in common with the job that was offered. Entire lives can be ruined this way. Why? Once the decision to leave previous employment has been made, it can very difficult for people to return. This is why accurate job descriptions are so important.

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The EEOC and Money

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (known as the EEOC) is in trouble again for its aggressive behavior. In CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC, the court held that the defendant was entitled to payment of its attorney’s fees due to the EEOC’s failure to satisfy its pre-suit obligations. In this sexual harassment case filed by the EEOC (on the behalf of a large number of employees), the court held that the decision to award fees was not a material part of the claim as a whole. This judgment was due to the EEOC’s procedural mistakes.

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Can I Bring My Gun to Work?

In Georgia, where the right to bear arms is historic, many people are adamant that they ought to be able to take their guns where they please. Some people carry their arms at work and they don’t expect any problems. Unfortunately for them, however, this expectation may not always be a reality.

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