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When Joking in the Workplace Goes Too Far

Everyone loves to cut up in the workplace and joke around with their coworkers. We’ve all laughed at another’s expense and even pulled one over on our fellow employees. But when is joking no longer funny? What’s the limit for pranks and when does it become harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Unfortunately, it happens often. Whether you face discrimination in the workplace based on your creed, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender doesn’t matter, facing any kind of discrimination or harassment is all we need to know. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was put in place to protect… Read More

If You Have Employees, You Have Responsibilities

Being a business owner means wearing dozens of hats. You aren’t just an employer running a business. You’re also responsible for your profits, your bookkeeping, your location, but most importantly, your employees. Whether it’s juggling the laws on overtime or workers, compensation, there’s a lot to keep up with when you have employees. At Fincher Denmark LLC, we have the experience to handle any workplace laws you might have a question about. You don’t want to enter a situation blindly or assume that all of your ducks are in a row; this can be extremely expensive and detrimental to your… Read More

We Believe in Commitment

Nobody wants to need a lawyer, but it’s something that can’t always be avoided. You already know you want an attorney you can trust, but have you considered how you’ll find someone who values commitment. When it comes to your case, we do everything we can at FDM Law to get you what you deserve. We are committed to you. Your case isn’t just a file folder on our desks. Instead, it is what we’re fighting for every day, it’s what we’re working towards, it’s our responsibility to you and we are committed to it. We are committed to you.… Read More

Paying Overtime: It’s the Law

If you’ve followed along with news from the Department of Labor recently, you may have heard that there was a proposal for anyone earning less than $50,000 (whether they were salaried workers or not) becoming eligible for overtime. Nothing has passed yet, and it’s still not a law, but it has brought up the discussion of overtime for other workers. Many employees are told by their employers that the company “does not pay overtime”. Not acceptable. If an hourly employee works over forty hours in a pay period, they are eligible for overtime. There are very few exceptions. Employers cannot… Read More

Modeling Integrity Every Day

Integrity. It’s a simple-sounding word, but it carries a lot of weight. Its definitions include “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness” and “the state of being whole and undivided”. At FDM Law, we model those definitions every day. When you’re looking for a lawyer, not only do you need an attorney that knows the laws, but you want one that upholds moral principles and honesty without question. It’s not enough to have someone who’s willing to fight for you. You need someone who believes in integrity, an attorney that will work as an undivided… Read More

Discrimination in the Workplace

It’s been over fifty years since the Civil Rights Act was implemented, but many still face adversity in the workplace. Discrimination is a huge problem, and unfortunately, many don’t realize that they can fight back when they are discriminated against. You should know your rights. If you’re facing any sort of injustice or discrimination based off of your race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability, you deserve to fight back. These discriminations can create an unhealthy, hostile work environment. It can also affect how you perform at your job, making it easy for you to be targeted by an employer.… Read More

Finding a Lawyer for Your Specific Case

If you’re in need of an attorney, you might be wondering how to start the process. If you were looking for a doctor, you wouldn’t walk into the first building you saw with a sign that said “MEDICAL HELP”, would you, You would do some research and find a doctor that can fit your specific needs. Breaking your leg means finding an orthopedic surgeon, not a neurosurgeon. Finding your lawyer shouldn’t be any different. With over 100 years of combined experience, we’re well-versed in personal injury lawsuits, civil rights claims, and film industry laws. Preparing yourself for a lawsuit, or… Read More

Reporting Authority Misconduct

FDM is proud of the authority figures in our community and believe their commitment to their jobs is their number one priority. Unfortunately, situations may arise where authority figures may go outside of their job’s boundaries. You don’t need to be afraid to report this misconduct. You have every right to speak up and should do so. Flex Your Rights is a civil rights organization that offers many tips on handling authority misconduct: Write everything down. Every detail should be written down as accurately as possible. Do not let too much time pass between the incident and your notes. If… Read More

Do I Need a Civil Rights Lawyer?

No one should ever have to experience his or her rights and liberties being violated, but unfortunately, it happens every day. Whether it’s in the workplace, by an authority figure or through discrimination, you deserve a chance to fight for your rights. You might be wondering if the injustices you’ve faced warrant hiring a lawyer. Here are a few situations that definitely deserve justice: Losing a job to discrimination Unreasonable search and seizure Any discrimination based on a belief Public official abuse Cruel and unusual punishment If you’ve found yourself in any of these scenarios, or one that’s not listed,… Read More

Need an Attorney for Your Film?

If you haven’t noticed, the film industry is certainly growing here in Georgia. Before, we could boast great films like Fried Green Tomatoes and Forrest Gump, but now, there’s too many to count! With so many movies being filmed here, it’s no surprise that production companies need a great attorney to handle any negotiations with local authorities, such as drafting film shoot location agreements. If a production company wants to film a scene in the middle of downtown Atlanta, they want a firm that recognizes how much time and money goes into the industry and a firm that knows the… Read More