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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 […]

Tipped Employees – 3rd in a 3-Part Series

Wed September 5, 2012 Publications

Businesses may use tips received by tipped employees to take a tip credit against the minimum wage obligations if certain criteria are met under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees must be given a minimum “cash wage” of $2.13 per hour. If the employee’s tips combined with this […]

Common Exemptions for Salaried Employees – 2nd in a 3-Part Series

Tue June 5, 2012 Publications

Certain employees, under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), are exempt from minimum wage and/or overtime requirements. The most common exemptions apply to executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees who meet certain salary, duties and responsibilities requirements. These are commonly referred to as the “white collar” exemptions. With […]

Federal Overtime Laws – 1st in a 3-Part Series

Sat May 5, 2012 Publications

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 this increase. More […]