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Mays & Kerr's has a track record of success serving Georgia and Tennessee’s business community and its workforce in employment law matters. Our lawyers specialize in legal issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which provides for payment of the minimum wage and overtime premiums.
Whether we are representing an individual or a business, our lawyers work closely with our clients to help them understand the law and resolve claims related to unpaid overtime, commissions, minimum wage, tips, and wage theft.
Our client-centered philosophy is simple: we strive to accomplish our clients' goals as if they were our own. We build trust with our business clients by learning the nuances of their companies, as well as the challenges they face in a competitive marketplace, and tailor solutions according to their unique needs.
We are equally focused on delivering results for our individual clients and maximize recovery through meticulous attention to detail. In any context, our employment lawyers are committed to efficient, cost-effective resolution.
Because we represent employers and employees, our attorneys understand the incentives that drive employment disputes. This familiarity with both sides of the law affords us a distinct advantage over other firms and enables us to anticipate potential issues that may arise.
Our clients rely on us to deliver results, and they trust us to provide honest feedback about the viability of their lawsuits. We communicate regularly with our clients, keeping them informed about the status of each case. Keeping our clients informed and up-to-date creates better outcomes and fosters a rewarding attorney-client relationship.
The law firm of Mays & Kerr LLC offers employment law assistance to small businesses. Because employment law is complex, business owners benefit from consulting with a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this area of law and up to date on the latest legal developments. The Atlanta employment attorneys at Mays & Kerr are exceptional advocates for small business owners. We can help you by providing comprehensive and reliable legal support in the following areas:
Because employment law involves a complex intersection of state and federal laws, it is wise to enlist a knowledgeable attorney to help you develop workplace policies and resolve conflicts. Unfortunately, conflicts are part of the business world. When conflicts do arise, it is in your best interest to resolve them quickly and efficiently. Our Atlanta corporate counsel law firm helps clients with any matters related to running their business.
The number of employment-related claims has steadily risen in recent years. In fact, employment claims make up one of the fastest growing categories of cases that are filed in federal court. If you are involved in an employment dispute, you need to enlist the support of a lawyer you can trust.
Business development involves creating long-term strategies designed to foster success in the workplace. A business owner must take many factors into consideration in order to launch and operate a successful business. The Atlanta business development lawyers at Mays & Kerr can offer advice and counsel to help your business thrive.
If you believe your employer owes you money in violation of the FLSA, contact a lawyer at the law firm of Mays & Kerr to discuss your situation. We are experienced in handling claims related to the FLSA, and we can help you secure the compensation to which you are entitled. If your employer has willfully violated the FLSA, you may also be entitled to additional damages. Whether you have been misclassified, denied overtime pay, or wrongfully denied compensation to which you were entitled, we can help.
Misclassifications in the workplace occur when a worker is improperly designated as an independent contractor when he or she should be an employee. Benefits, overtime pay, and other legal protections depend on which classification a worker belongs to.
The number of unpaid hour claims has increased dramatically in recent years. In the wake of the 2008 recession, many workers are taking legal action against their employers for wage and hour violations and wage theft. It is in an employer's best interest to comply with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to avoid becoming vulnerable to costly lawsuits.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay at the rate of 1.5 times their hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify the definition of a compensable workday. It clarified employers' responsibilities and added protections for employees to ensure they are paid for all time they spend working.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a tipped employee is anyone who regularly receives more than $30 in tips per month.
Retaliation against an employee is prohibited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Retaliation is a punishment by an employer by firing, demoting, harassing or performing any other negative workplace action in response to an employee's complaint.
Congress created the Equal Pay Act of 1963 to correct the conditions caused by sex-based pay inequities that adversely affected women's earning potential.
Whether you have concerns about implementing workplace policies, addressing workplace conflicts or understanding employment law, the attorneys at Mays & Kerr can help. If you are an employee with concerns about discrimination in the workplace or fear that you are being inadequately compensated for your work, an Atlanta discrimination attorney at our firm can address your concerns as well. We offer flexible payment plans, depending on each client's unique situation. In most cases, clients do not need to pay any upfront costs.
The number of wage and hour lawsuits has increased dramatically over the last few years. Because it involves a number of gray areas, wage and hour law is a complicated area to litigate.
The number of wage and hour lawsuits and wage theft claims has increased dramatically in recent years, and unpaid overtime ranks among the most contentious issues.
The federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25 per hour in 2009. This law applies to any business that participates in interstate commerce and to employers with a certain minimum number of employees.
An employee has the right to sue an employer for damages if he can prove that he has been illegally terminated.
The United States Constitution protects individuals' rights to equal protection under the law. Discrimination occurs when a person receives less favorable treatment based on age, sex, national origin, race, disability, religion, or another attribute protected by law.
It is illegal to harass anyone, male or female, because of that person's sex. In fiscal year 2011, 11,364 charges of sexual harassment were filed with the EEOC.
An employee who has not been paid commissions that are due may be eligible to recover any unpaid compensation they are owed.
No laws require a company to provide a severance package to employees who are laid off. However, most workplaces offer some form of severance.
A reasonable accommodation refers to a workplace adjustment made to assist an individual with a proven need.
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