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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 […]

Social Media and Employees

Tue February 5, 2013 Publications

Businesses must ensure that restrictions against their employees’ use of social media like LinkedIn, facebook, and twitter, does not unlawfully infringe on the employees’ right to engage in protected, concerted activity to improve their working conditions. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Section 7, provides all employees, unionized or not, […]

Important Wage and Hour Laws for Employers

Wed December 5, 2012 Publications

What is the minimum wage? Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida minimum wage will increase to $7.79 per hour, a 1.5 percent increase from 2012 due to the change in the Consumer Price Index. While the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the Florida minimum wage, $7.67 for 2012, is […]