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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 […]

New Year, New Laws on Wages

Thu February 5, 2015 News

Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases Florida’s minimum wage rate increased 12 cents to $8.05 per hour and $5.03 for tipped employees, effective January 1, 2015. One of only nine states with a regular minimum wage adjustment, Florida recalculates its minimum wage each year on September 30 based upon the Consumer Price […]

Will the LGBT Employment Discrimination Ban Pass in 2015?

Mon January 5, 2015 Publications

On December 1, 2014, a bipartisan bill was proposed in the Florida House and Senate to end LGBT discrimination in employment. With no federal statute addressing employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, passage of the legislation, known as the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (FCWA), would be a […]

Mary Jane Gets Busted at Work

Fri December 5, 2014 Publications

While Florida’s Amendment 2 would allow the production, possession and use of marijuana for certain medical purposes, it does not require accommodations for Aunt Mary at work. How this might play out for Florida businesses is still pretty hazy. Florida employers are generally required by federal, state, and even local […]