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Compensation: Do You Know the Rules?

Mon December 30, 2013 Publications

Federal Overtime Laws Florida businesses face the highest number of unpaid overtime wage claims in the nation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Lawsuits claiming unpaid overtime against businesses have increased dramatically nationwide, nearly doubling in the past five years. Florida businesses, in particular, received the brunt of […]

First Impressions and Unannounced Visitors

Sun September 1, 2013 Publications

Most of us are irritated by and skeptical of unknown and unannounced visitors who appear on our doorstep. We hear the doorbell, covertly look out the window, and refuse to open the door. If, however, an unknown and unannounced visitor arrives at work presenting official credentials from the Department of […]

Criminal Background Checks and the EEOC

Wed June 5, 2013 Publications

Using unpaid interns is a standard practice for many employers. Recently the Southern District of New York issued an opinion that may cause many employers to re-think their use of unpaid interns. In Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2013 WL 2495140 (S.D.N.Y. June 11, 2013), […]

Social Media and Employees Revisited

Sun May 5, 2013 Publications

The presence or absence of a social media policy does not prevent businesses from taking the internet actions of their employees into account when making business decisions; however, businesses must ensure that decisions involving their employees’ use of social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, do not unlawfully infringe on […]

GUNS IN THE WORKPLACE: What Florida employers need to know

Tue March 5, 2013 Publications

Gun control laws are a hot–and controversial–topic in the news lately. Regardless of one’s personal beliefs, it’s important for employers to understand the laws governing guns in the workplace in Florida. Legitimately concerned with safety in the workplace, many employers are asking themselves questions like: May I ask my employees […]