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November 2012 Archives

Overtime pay in Georgia may not be discretionary

With the difficult economic times hitting many states, the need to maximize performance at work has been vital to ensuring a company's fiscal stability. However, what happens when employees are required to work overtime to meet certain financial quotas but are not paid for this work? This issue has arisen in a large number of overtime pay lawsuits that have been filed across Georgia and the country in the last year.

Mergers and acquisitions in Georgia expand local markets

When businesses determine that expansion is needed in order to meet the needs of their consumers, they may consider acquiring additional companies. The process of mergers and acquisitions can be complex however, and may require the support of an objective third party. Recently, one Georgia technology firm has decided to extend its service by acquiring another firm.

Business litigation in Georgia over nuclear reactors

A nuclear power plant in Georgia is the subject of a recent lawsuit that has two companies suing each other. The business litigation is between Georgia Power Co., a unit of Southern Co.), and Westinghouse Electric Co. The case has been filed in a federal court. Cases such as this one demonstrate the importance of carefully planning and preparing in the event that business litigation does ensue.

Dispute involving Georgia Franchisor resolved in arbitration

When an entrepreneur decides to open a business, there are a variety of ways to go about it. One common method is through opening a franchise. This means the entrepreneur will work with a franchisor to license the entrepreneur for the use of the franchisor's successful business model. Generally, within this business arrangement, the success of a Georgia franchisor is dependent on the success of the franchisee. This typically means the franchisor and franchisee are on the same team. When that relationship begins to decay a franchise dispute can arise, requiring legal intervention.

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