About Emily Macheski-Preston

Authored 4 articles.

Emily Macheski-Preston is an attorney at Coleman Talley LLP practicing in the areas of employment law, civil litigation, and local government law.


  • Health Care Reform: Deadlines Every Georgia Employer Needs to Know

    Features, August 29, 2012

    In the wake of the Health Care reform, many employers are experiencing anxiety over how the Health Care reform will impact their individual businesses, whether it is confusion over compliance requirements or uncertainty as to how the reform will affect their costs. Valdosta Attorney with Coleman Talley Emily Macheski-Preston shares some deadlines every employer needs to know.

  • How to Use Background Checks When Making Hiring Decisions Without Discriminating Under the EEOC’s New Guidelines

    Features, June 20, 2012

    Many employers use some sort of criminal background check or screening before hiring new employees. On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines regarding the use of criminal background checks in hiring decisions.

  • Common Misconceptions About Salaried Employees: Who is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act?

    Features, April 24, 2012

    Many business owners assume that if an employee is “salaried,” the employee is exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Whether or not an employee is exempt depends on the employee’s actual job duties. Its important that your business stay up to date with the FLSA.

  • E-Verify and the Illegal Immigration Reform Act

    Features, March 18, 2012

    Last year, the General Assembly passed the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.” Although portions of this Act have been challenged in the courts, one important provision still applies to local businesses: private employers with more than ten employees must use E-Verify when hiring employees.