FLSA: Independent Contractor v. Employee

Hiring independent contractors rather than employees can be advantageous to a business. It eliminates payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, minimum and overtime wages, unions, and the need to comply with the myriad of employment laws that offer employees critical benefits and … Continued

2019 Best Law Firm Recognition

Donnelly + Gross is proud to announce its recognition among the “Best Law Firms” for 2019 as ranked by US News and Best Lawyers®. The firm received four Tier 1 rankings in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville (which includes North … Continued

#Me Too Impacts Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual harassment claims are up this year which is no surprise given the ever-growing #Me Too movement. Founded in 2006, the movement went viral in October 2017, following the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Actress Alyssa Milano … Continued

DOL Opinion Letters: Just Do the Research

Wage and hour issues are generally mechanical, but there are interesting exceptions and obscure exemptions. That’s when Department of Labor opinion letters help. On August 28, 2018, four such letters were issued, favoring employers and affirming the importance of detailed … Continued

Appellate Court Bars Re-litigation of Tax Exemption

While Donnelly + Gross is known for its labor and employment law practice, we also represent organizations challenging the denial of property tax exemptions. This is one of those cases. Recently, the First District Court of Appeal upheld the doctrine … Continued