Georgia

Wage and Hour Claims

Know Your Rights

  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A PDF

    A publication by the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Latinos in the workplace, Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Latino employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Minimum Wage Facts

    Questions and answers about the federal minimum wage. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards

    This web site contains a series of "Fact Sheets" that provide information about minimum wage requirements, the way the Fair Labor Standards Act to different kinds of work, the Family Medical Leave Act and other laws that apply to workers. The web site is sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Administrative Standards, Wage and Hour Division. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
  • Off to Work: What You Need to Know about Documents, Wages, and Taxes PDF

    This web page contains information about documents that allow you to work in the United States, employee status, taxes, hourly wages and other items that affect the pay you receive. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Checklist for Wage and Hour Claims

    This is a checklist for identifying common Fair Labor Standards Act claims for low wage workers. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NHELP)
  • Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

    The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Enforcement of Federal Laws Related to Payment of Wages

    The Department of Labor enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards. In addition to the FLSA, the DOL Wage and Hour Division enforces other labor laws related to wage payment. The web site also contains information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Immigration Act of 1990, relating to immigrants working under HB-1 visas. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • The Minimum Wage

    These web pages contain information on the federal minimum wage. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division
  • Your Rights and Duties on the Job

    Your basic rights and duties on the job. Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Day Laborers' Rights under Federal Law: Waiting Time and Deductions from Wage.

    This fact sheet covers workers' rights to compensation for waiting time and the legality of common paycheck deductions under federal law. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Employment Relationship Checklists

    These checklists are designed to assist organizers and workers when confronted with a minimum wage or overtime violation in a subcontracting or independent contractor employment situation. The checklists represent the three major tests for employment status under various federal labor and employment laws, in order of the narrowest to the broadest. The checklists are not exhaustive, and are meant to assist workers in determining whether there is an employment relationship with any number of possible responsible employers. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is in PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Information

    This web page contains: Fair Labor Standards Act/Child Labor Laws, Regulations, and information to help everyone comply with the law. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Get Information About Child Labor

    Today, approximately 80% of all students will work sometime during high school. Child labor laws ensure our youth will have the necessary time to pursue their education and be employed in a safe workplace. Georgia's child labor law was written in 1878 whereas the federal child labor law is provided for under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enacted in 1938. When there are differences between federal and state laws pertaining to child labor, the law providing the more stringent standard is observed. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Department of Labor
  • Learn about Unpaid Wages

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    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Rights Begin at Home: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

    This handbook informs domestic workers about their rights under the law and offers advice on how to improve their wages and working conditions. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español