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We have provided a collection of articles written by our attorneys to help answer some more common questions we regularly receive and provide updates on new law and legislation that impacts employees.

Seven Legal Writing Tips to Outwrite The Other Side

I have written many legal opinions and briefs over the years.  In fact, when I worked for the federal government I drafted more than 1,500 judicial opinions for federal administrative law judges.  In private practice I now focus exclusively on persuasive writing and...

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Have You Received a Telemarketer Call/Text on Your Cell Phone?

We all receive unwanted telemarketing calls and/or text messages on our cell phones, sometimes on a regular basis.  Did you know that this could be illegal and there might be something you can do about it?  The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) prohibits...

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4th Circuit Establishes New Test for “Joint Employers”

On Jan. 25, 2017, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes South Carolina, clearly articulated a test for “joint employment” relationships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in the case Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc.  “Joint employment,” or...

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Falls Legal Attending National Wage & Hour Conference in D.C.

The attorneys from Falls Legal will be traveling to Washington D.C. March 31-April 1 to attend a national conference for attorneys that represent employees in wage and hour cases.  This 2-day seminar is sponsored by the National Employment Lawyers Association, “NELA”,...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Wins Big

On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court handed pregnant workers a definitive win in the case of Young v. UPS.  This case dealt with a pregnant worker who was a delivery driver for UPS.  Ms. Young became pregnant and was told by her doctor not to lift heavy...

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Restaurant Tip Pools

If you have worked in the food and beverage industry, then it is likely that you have participated in a tip pool at some point or another. Tip pools are quite common in restaurants, bars, and other establishments where employees customarily receive tips from the...

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What Should Employees Expect in 2017?

Happy New Year to all of our friends, clients, and colleagues! At Falls Legal we always like to predict developments in employment law at the beginning of the year. With a new Presidential administration entering the White House this month, employees can expect some...

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FMLA Will Cover Same-Sex Spouses

On February 23, 2015, the United States Department of Labor issued a Final Rule that will allow an employee to take FMLA to care for a same-sex spouse regardless of whether that employee lives in a State that legally recognizes their marital status.  The Final Rule...

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