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The FLSA and Sick Time

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, including salaried employees. However, many employers do offer paid sick leave as a benefit to their employees. In such cases, the employer's…

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Do I have a Personal Injury Case?

Whether you have a personal injury case depends on several factors, including the circumstances of your injury and the applicable laws. Here are some general guidelines to help you determine if you have a potential personal injury case: Did you…

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What is an Ombudsman?

I Have a Workers’ Compensation Claim-What is an Ombudsman By: Ray Foushee, Attorney, Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama   An Ombudsman is an employee of the State of Alabama that is employed to facilitate workers’ compensation claims. The Ombudsman program,…

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disparate treatment vs. disparate impact

By: Virtus Law Group, Birmingham, Alabama.   Disparate Treatment occurs when an employer discriminates against a specific individual or employee because of that person’s race, color, national origin, sex, or religion. In disparate treatment claims, the employer’s intent is at…

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FMLA Interference vs. Retaliation

By: Virtus Law Group, Birmingham Alabama.   The Family Medical Leave Act of 1996 (FMLA) is a labor law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for qualified family and medical reasons. It also requires…

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