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May 19, 2017
Big firms and big donations dominate the discussion during the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, the two-week event in which law firms and other organizations compete to raise the most for the state's food banks. But when the donations are tallied, small firms do particularly well, especially because the top award is measured by pounds donated per employee.
March 16, 2017
On February 14th, the Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral argument in a lawsuit against Six Flags Over Georgia involving the violent beating of a man at a bus stop outside the theme park by a group of .......
February 23, 2017
Find out what's involved in defending an EEOC claim..
February 2, 2017
Phishing scam
January 9, 2017
Federal Court of Appeals Expedites Appeals Process in DOL’s Appeal of Injunction Blocking Overtime Rule
November 24, 2016
Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking Overtime Rule - WDJW Employment Law Attorney Quoted in The Gainesville Times
November 9, 2016
September 8, 2016
May 18, 2016
May 9, 2016
Georgia Mountain Food Bank Legal Food Frenzy
April 26, 2016
April 20, 2016
March 25, 2016
Congress Attempts to Block DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule
November 16, 2015
DOL Expects Final Overtime Rule to be Released in Late 2016
October 30, 2015
August 26, 2015
August 17, 2015
May 21, 2015
March 6, 2015
December 23, 2014
Georgia Court of Appeals Discusses Reasonableness and Blue-Penciling in Employment Contracts
October 10, 2014
September 25, 2014
August 8, 2013
July 18, 2013
April 17, 2013
Find details about the seminar and a link to register here
March 12, 2013
August 15, 2012
August 10, 2012
August 7, 2012
Dream Act 2012
July 2, 2012
June 21, 2012
***Employer Alert***
May 2, 2012
***Employer Alert***
April 23, 2012
**Employer Alert**
February 24, 2012
February 8, 2012
HB 683 removes unnecessary regulation on Georgia businsses, according to Governor's office
February 2, 2012
November 29, 2011
November 29, 2011
November 29, 2011
October 5, 2011
DV-2013 entries must be submitted electronically between
October 5, 2011
H-1 B Cap Count for Fiscal Year 2012
October 4, 2011
September 8, 2011
Read more about Ms. Mitchell's presentation
May 13, 2011
To find out how this historic new law will affect Georgia employers
April 22, 2011
U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) publishes final rule effective May 16, 2011.
April 7, 2011
The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) was enacted on September 25, 2008, adn became effective on January 1, 2009. The law made a number of significant changes to the definition of "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also directed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend its ADA regulations to reflect the changes made by the ADAAA.
March 29, 2011
February 17, 2011
The U.S. EEOC recently reported that a record number of private sector workplace discrimination claims were filed during fiscal year 2010. Accordingly, the employment defense attorneys of WDJW are notifying our business clients that they may face increased discrimination claims in 2011.
February 15, 2011
January 13, 2011
January 4, 2011
Lawsuits Against Employers may be on the Rise...
November 29, 2010
Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released final regulations concerning the employment provisions of GINA...
November 29, 2010
Find out how the new Georgia Constitutional Amendment may effect non-competes
November 12, 2010
November 2, 2010
What is the difference between a CRAT and a CLAT in estate planning...
October 12, 2010
With an increased budget for 2010, the U.S. Dept. of Labor continues to aggressively promote compliance with the FLSA...
October 4, 2010
WDJW Attorney Admitted to Premier Legal Association
August 12, 2010
July 2, 2010
July 1 is the effective date for most new laws passed in the Georgia General Assembly.
June 22, 2010
House Bill 173
June 22, 2010
GA Music Hall of Fame Inductee
June 3, 2010
May 20, 2010
May 17, 2010
The IRS provided information helping employers of fewer than 25 employees to take advantage of the small employer tax credit
May 7, 2010
May 4, 2010
April 22, 2010
WDJW Attorneys Participate in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce 2010 Corporate Challenge 5K Run/Walk
April 7, 2010
The IRS has posted a draft of the NEW Form 941, which all employers should use, and the new Form W-11, used for new hires, at www.irs.gov.
April 5, 2010
April 5, 2010
December 12, 2009
IRS Announces Atlanta Workshop for Tax-Exempt Organizations
June 18, 2009
WDJW Partner Emily C. Bagwell was installed June 18, 2009 as the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman.
June 5, 2009
Are you a Veteran or a Widow(er) of a Veteran? Then you should attend this free public workshop........
May 15, 2009
WDJW Associate, David H. Dickerson, will be participating in the Leadership Hall County Class of 2009 - 2010
May 4, 2009
ICE will focus its resources in the worksite enforcement program on the criminal prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegal workers
April 21, 2009
WDJW Partner, Madeline S. Wirt, was the speaker for the Foothills of Georgia SHRM Chapter discussing Immigration Compliance .....
November 14, 2008
Carla Jones Walker and David H. Dickerson were sworn in by Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason J. Deal
September 4, 2008
WDJW Partner Bethany A. Sauls was installed as First Vice President of The Medical Center Auxiliary on 9/9.
September 3, 2008
WDJW Partner Emily C. Bagwell has been selected as the 2008-2009 Chair-Elect of the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce
August 19, 2008
WDJW Partner Madeline S. Wirt spoke to Gainesville/Hall County employers Tuesday morning at a seminar presented by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
July 2, 2008
WDJW Partner Bethany Sauls was honored at the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Georgia at Amelia Island upon her graduation from the 2008 Leadership Academy of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar.
April 7, 2008
On May 9, 2008, Congressman Nathan Deal will speak at WDJW
April 5, 2008
On April 22, 2008, Madeline Wirt will be the guest speaker at the Greater Hall County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminar.
February 28, 2008
A newly signed amendment to FMLA requires additional employer postings. Get yours free.
February 9, 2008
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued an Update about where to file stand-alone I-130s.
January 29, 2008
On January 29, 2008, WDJW partner John A. Gram will receive the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service from the State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism.
January 15, 2008
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker are pleased to announce the completion of a portrait of Tom Jarrard commissioned from Gwyn Webb.
December 26, 2007
Employers must have new employment eligibility verification Forms I-9 in use by no later than December 26, 2007
December 15, 2007
Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP, proudly announces that in 2008, it will celebrate the 120th anniversary of the founding of what has evolved into the current law firm.
July 1, 2007
Two of Gainesville's most respected firms, Whelchel & Dunlap, LLP and Carey, Jarrard & Walker, LLP, have joined forces, bringing an unprecedented range of services to area residents.