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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Florida Employment Laws

By 4th June Posted in Labor Law, Whistleblower Law

Florida and federal laws govern the rights and obligations of workers and employers in the state. Several Florida laws codify federal regulations. However, conflicts in the statutes can create confusion about which law applies to a given employment circumstance. When a dispute arises, a litigant may consider whether the state or federal forum is most favorable.

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About the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By 4th June Posted in ADA, Disability Discrimination, FMLA, Workplace Discrimination Law

Discrimination and Accommodations Policies in the Workplace Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grants people with disabilities rights to fair housing, education, public transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications and employment. Businesses are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and must make reasonable accommodations for recruits and workers. […]

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About the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

By 4th June Posted in FMLA, Labor Law

Time Off for Medical and Family Matters The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to provide certain employees with the right to take time off to obtain medical treatment, give birth or care for a sick loved one. During the leave period, the worker’s job is protected and the employer […]

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Civil Rights Act & Discrimination

By 4th June Posted in Disability Discrimination, Labor Law, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation, Workplace Discrimination Law

The Foundation of Anti-Discrimination Laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their inclusion in a protected class. This landmark legislation is the foundation for anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws in the workplace. Title VII generally applies to businesses […]

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FLSA

By 4th June Posted in FLSA, Labor Law, Overtime Law, Overtime and Unpaid Wages

About the Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Hour Laws The Fair Labor Standards Act was enacted more than 75 years ago to establish workplace hours, wages and child labor standards in the United States. The FLSA sets the federal minimum wage, which is updated periodically by legislative action, and […]

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About Florida Non-Compete Agreements

By 4th June Posted in Articles, Contract Law, Non-Compete Law

What You Need to Know In the past, non-compete agreements were reserved for high-level executives and professionals who had access to trade secrets and specialized, often expensive, training. Increasingly, however, businesses are asking employees at all levels to sign contracts that restrict their future employment. Hairstylists, tattoo artists, mid-level sales […]

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