Tag Archives: Florida


Florida Seeks to End Dwarf Unemployment-Seeks to Repeal Ban on Dwarf Tossing

It’s interesting that in our great State of Florida, where employees have been restricted in their receipt of unemployment benefits and welfare recipients are drug tested that we do look out for at least on class of the downtrodden, the … Continue reading

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KAG West Agrees to Pay $14 Million to Truck Drivers for Overtime Violations

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee is entitled to be paid overtime for all hours worked in a week in excess of 40.  If your employer has you work, off the clock, in excess of 40 hours per … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Recent Changes to Florida Unemployment Laws

Many of you may be aware that the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott have made some major changes to Florida Unemployment of which you should be aware.  Some of the revisions, effective August 1, 2011 are set forth as … Continue reading

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Hollister Store Designs Found to Violate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provisions that apply to employees as well as public facilities (Title III of the ADA).  A Judge in Colorado recently entered a ruling finding certain Hollister store designs to be in violation of … Continue reading

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New York Pizzeria Ordered to Pay over 700K in Back Wages-Restaurant Employees Once Against Victims of Wage Theft

As I have blogged on many occasions, the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires your employer to pay you at least the minimum wage for each hour worked under forty in a given week.  For each hour worked over … Continue reading

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Ft. Myers Neurosurgeon Seeks to Have His Non-Compete Declared Invalid

As I have blogged about on many occasions, just because you have a non-compete with your employer does not necessarily mean that it is enforceable.  In instances, where the employer’s non-compete has an overbroad scope, duration or geographic areas, the … Continue reading

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When is the Family Medical Leave Act Available to Me?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a Federal Law that provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees  in certain circumstances. The employer must have at least 5o employees.  The employee must have worked for the … Continue reading

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Shareholder Agreements Help Defuse the Business Divorce

When a business breaks up between business partners, especially one where there were only two partners each owning 50% of the business, it can become a very incendiary situation.  After years of handling these types of disputes I have grown … Continue reading

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Del Taco Restaurant Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment-Female Fondled and Groped by Assistant Manager

Many of you may know that any inappropriate sexual advances by a co-worker or supervisor are prohibited under Title VII, the Florida Civil Rights Act and most other state civil rights statutes.  If these types of actions take place at … Continue reading

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Is My Non-Compete Enforceable?

More and more these days, employers are attempting to get employees to sign non-compete agreements.  Typically, the employee does not worry about signing these documents, until after they leave the employer and then realize they could be sued.  If you … Continue reading

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