Category Archives: Employment Law

fair labor standards act and off the clock compensation

The 40-hour work week is pretty much a thing of the past, with employees working overtime, staying late to finish up projects, or coming in early to get a jump start on their tasks for the day. In today’s business world, most employees work at least eight hours a day, and many actually spend nine or 10 hours at their jobs and follow-up with work from home — answering emails, making calls, or logging in to finish projects and review
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legal termination in florida

It’s tough to find steady employment in today’s job market, and the struggling economy isn’t helping. More and more people are having trouble earning a living wage to support themselves and their families. While this does mean is that there’s a large pool of candidates applying for any and all jobs in a given field, it also means that employers who let employees go, even for valid reasons (performance, availability, payroll cuts, etc.), should be on guard against lawsuits from
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the family medical leave act and adult children who need care

You can never predict exactly how life will progress and what you will need to do to take care of your loved ones. That said, you may never be able to accurately calculate when you might need to be home or in the hospital, or at a family member’s bedside to provide care in some way. When you’re also employed full-time, it can be even more difficult to make these things happen and provide the support your family needs financially
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employer requirements for accommodating pregnant employees

Maternity leave and the rights of pregnant or expectant women are hot topics today. Companies across the country are held to certain requirements to better accommodate their employees who need time off after the birth of a child. These accommodations include certain protections that employers must extend to any pregnant employees, and failure to comply could lead to serious legal trouble. Federal Laws The federal government passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act in 1978. It was enacted to protect women who
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minimum wage changes in 2017

To those paying close to minimum wage to some employees, this is a courtesy reminder that the Florida Minimum Wage has been increased from $8.05 to $8.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2017. If you use Tip Credit, the new minimum required to be paid by the employer, irrespective of tips, has also been increased from $5.03 per hour to $5.08 per hour. It is important that you review your payroll to make sure the correct amounts are used and
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