2017 Hurricane Season: Legal Implications for Employers

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that the 2017 hurricane season will be even worse than predicted. An employer’s navigation of hurricane fallout can have a lasting impact on its business operations, reputation, and employees. In preparation, the … Continued

Why Size Matters In Employment Law

Most employment laws apply only to employers with at least a minimum number of employees. For instance, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to employers with at least 50 employees. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) applies … Continued

Severance Agreements: What To Include And Exclude

When an employee is involuntarily separated from employment, a severance agreement can provide a graceful exit. However, if the agreement is not properly drafted, it can create additional problems resulting in litigation over the very words chosen. Here are a … Continued

Nationwide Injunction Against DOL Rule

During the week of Thanksgiving, we were busy fielding inquiries from employers about the impending implementation of the Department of Labor’s new rule requiring employers to raise the salary of most currently exempt employees to $47,476 ($913 per week) or … Continued

What’s New for 2017?

1. State minimum wage increases. Florida’s minimum wage increases on January 1, 2017, to $8.10 per hour and tipped minimum wage increases to $5.08 per hour. Both the federal and the state minimum wages are required to be posted at … Continued

New Overtime Rules Unlikely to Be Delayed

Last month, twenty-one states sued the US Department of Labor challenging the implementation of new modernized overtime rules which promise to expand overtime eligibility to 5 million workers, including nearly all salaried employees who earn up to $47,476. Hours later, … Continued