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Chattanooga TV Reporter Fired While on Leave For Cancer Treatment

Published December 18, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Chattanooga TV Reporter Fired While on Leave For Cancer Treatment

Earlier this month, Sinclair Broadcast Group fired 22 year old reporter Alex George while she was on leave receiving treatment for cancer. She was a reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga. In May of this year, a teary eyed Ms. George  announced…

Are Short Breaks Taken at Work For Health Reasons Compensable? What About Time Spent Traveling to and from Work?

Published April 18, 2018 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Are Short Breaks Taken at Work For Health Reasons Compensable? What About Time Spent Traveling to and from Work?

Wage theft occurs when employers don’t pay employees everything they are owed by law. Generally, the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay employees for all work time. There are common issues in FLSA and some gray areas…

Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Published November 9, 2017 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Independent Contractors vs. Employees

If you have spent time in the working arena, you probably know certain folks are categorized as an independent contractor instead of an employee? Legally speaking, its a big difference. Individuals who are classified as independent contractors save an employer…

Playing the FMLA Police is Bad Business

Published November 6, 2017 by Employment and Consumer Law Group
Playing the FMLA Police is Bad Business

Communicating concern for the well-being of an employee is great, but many employers take it too far. Sure, you may want to know when an employee will return to work from FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), but don’t overstep your…

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