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Uber Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors

Fri January 1, 2016 Publications

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently issued a final order determining that two Uber drivers were independent contractors rather than employees and, thus, not entitled to unemployment compensation. This is in contrast to rulings in California and Oregon which have found that Uber drivers are employees entitled to unemployment […]

Recent Noncompete Decisions Favor Employees

Tue December 1, 2015 Publications

Recently, state and federal courts have issued precedent-setting decisions on noncompete claims filed under Section 542.335, Florida Statutes (2015) which reversed the preliminary injunctions issued by the lower courts. In late October, the Fifth District Court of Appeals found a company’s business relationship with a former client did not qualify […]

Donnelly + Gross Among “Best Law Firms” for 2016

Mon November 2, 2015 News

Donnelly + Gross is proud to announce its recognition among the “Best Law Firms” for 2016 as ranked by US News and Best Lawyers®. The firm received four Tier 1 rankings in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville (which includes North Central Florida) in the area of employment and labor law. […]

Wave of FLSA & FMLA Lawsuits Continues to Swell

Wed April 29, 2015 Publications

FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) lawsuits are up again this year. FLSA claims are up nearly 20% since 2011 and have more than doubled since 2004. The figures released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts show the highest annual number of […]

No Increased Minimum Wage for Conchs

Wed April 15, 2015 Publications

Last year, the City of Seattle passed legislation raising minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next three to seven years depending on an employer’s size and health care benefits. In January of 2015, the City of Tacoma passed legislation requiring local employers to provide three days of sick […]