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FLSA: Independent Contractor v. Employee

Fri March 1, 2019 Publications

Hiring independent contractors rather than employees can be advantageous to a business. It eliminates payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, minimum and overtime wages, unions, and the need to comply with the myriad of employment laws that offer employees critical benefits and protections. But misclassification of employees as independent contractors can create […]

New Year, New Minimum Wage

Fri February 1, 2019 Publications

Florida’s minimum wage for 2019 has increased 21 cents to $8.46 per hour. The state’s annual calculation is based on inflation—the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1, 2018. Meanwhile, […]

11th Circuit Limits Scope of Accident-Based OSHA Inspection

Sat December 1, 2018 Publications

When Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) comes knocking on the door for an accident-based inspection, can it require the employer to submit to a comprehensive inspection of the facility, not just an inspection of the hazard at issue? This question was recently asked in U.S. v Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., […]