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Interns – Pay Now, or Pay Later

Unpaid summer internships have seemingly always provided mutual benefit to both employers and interns.  Interns have the opportunity to gain experience, build relationships, and learn about a particular career or industry in a “real world” setting, and employers gain support, albeit unskilled, from an enthusiastic worker. However, the legality of the internship relationship is subject … Continue Reading

Protecting America’s Workers Act: An Update of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Senator Patty Murray (D. WA) and co-sponsor Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D. NH) recently reintroduced the Protecting America’s Workers Act (“PAWA”).  PAWA is designed to expand the protections and enforcement scope of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”). PAWA increases OSHA protections to include state, county, municipal and U.S. government employees.  Moreover, PAWA increases whistleblower … Continue Reading

Annie Get Your Gun and Bring It to Work: The Impact of Georgia’s “Parking Lot Law” on Employers

In response to the growing number of tragic mass shootings, most recently in Newtown, Connecticut, federal, state and local governments continue grappling with how to address issues of gun control.  Given these arising issues, employers must also be cognizant of their duty to protect employees, clients and customers while still being mindful of individual employee … Continue Reading
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