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Areti Georgopoulos, Attorney
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Areti Georgopoulos on Fox 9 News
Attorney Areti Georgopoulos appeared on FOX 9 to discuss how unemployment benefits are affected by COVID-19 and the new CARES Act. She explained that the new federal legislation expands unemployment benefits to independent contractors and other gig workers. Such workers are not normally covered by unemployment insurance, and thus have no safety net to replace their wages at this unprecedented time.
The unemployment process can be complex and difficult to navigate. Harmony Law Firm PLLC can help guide you and maximize your chances of success, whether you are trying to obtain benefits, retain benefits, or contest an overpayment.
If you are an at-will employee, employers can terminate your employment for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all—but not because of your sex, disability, age, race, religion, color, national origin or other protected classes.
Disability Accommodations & Medical Leave
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, most employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to workers with disabilities. Accommodations may include changes to your work space, your work schedule, or even time off. These employers are prohibited from treating you unfavorably or terminating your employment because of your disability.
When your employment ends, many employers offer severance payments in exchange for a release of claims. It is important to have an attorney review any agreement which releases your rights to pursue claims in court.
Employees who report a violation of the law are protected against retaliation by the Minnesota Whistleblower Act, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, among others.
It’s time for you to be treated fairly.
The legal process can be complex and difficult to navigate – Harmony Law is here for you every step of the way.
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Attorney Areti Georgopoulos appeared on FOX 9 to discuss how unemployment benefits are affected by COVID-19 and the new CARES Act. She explained that the new federal legislation expands unemployment benefits to independent contractors and other gig workers. Such workers are not normally covered by unemployment insurance, and thus have no safety net to replace their wages at this unprecedented [...]
Minnesota and Iowa Restaurants to Pay $831,232 in Back Wages to Employees for Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), three restaurants in Minnesota and one in Iowa will pay back wages of $831,232 to 113 current and former employees. The payments are due to violations of minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Plaza Garibaldi in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, [...]
“From the moment I started working with Areti, I was able to gain hope that things would work out in a fair way and they did. She was compassionate, patient, and supportive while facilitating my separation from employment and severance payment. I wanted to fight for myself and feel empowered. She allowed me to have a voice and leave with my head up high.”