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Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Think You Might Be Misclassified as an Overtime Exempt Employee? Here are Five Signs that Suggest that You are Right

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees must receive overtime pay (1.5x their hourly wages) for any hours worked beyond 40 in a week. Of course, not all employees in Florida are covered by the FLSA’s overtime regulations. Employers have the right to “exempt” certain workers from overtime pay. That being said,… Read More »

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Inter Miami Loses Trademark Decision to Inter Milan—May Be Forced to Change Name in the Future

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Inter Miami CF is set to join America’s top professional soccer league, the MLS, for the 2020 season. The team will play at a freshly renovated complex in Fort Lauderdale. However, it is not entirely certain as to what this team will be called—at least in the long run. That is because Inter Milan,… Read More »

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Central Florida Massage Therapy Company Pays $27,000 to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 3rd, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Orlando Float, a massage therapy company based in Central Florida, has agreed to pay $27,000 to resolve a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. According to the allegations, the business terminated a pregnant employee after she raised concerns about one of the company’s internal policies…. Read More »

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Coronavirus

How Your Business Can Plan for the Coronavirus

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The coronavirus, whose formal name is COVID-19, first broke out in Wuhan, China, late last year and has been the subject of much media attention ever since. With new warnings of a possible pandemic from the CDC, it’s time to stop ignoring the possibility that your business, and therefore your employees, may be affected… Read More »

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Identity

4 Legal Remedies for Identity Theft and Fraud in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The law calls it “identity theft” when thieves steal your personal information for the purpose of opening new accounts or using existing ones, renting or buying properties, making purchases in your name, or for other sorts of criminal activity. If someone is deliberately using your identity in order to gain a financial advantage, you… Read More »

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HIPAA Violations: Failure to Protect Patient Healthcare Information Can Result in Litigation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

By law, healthcare providers and medical institutions are required to take the security of patient health information seriously. However, not all of them are committed to protecting the privacy of their patients. For this reason, lawmakers passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA. The legislation has numerous policies that… Read More »

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Jury

7 Things Lawyers Look for In Jurors

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you haven’t already, at some point in your adult life, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be called for jury duty. However, the odds that you’ll actually be selected as a jury are much lower. To some, that’s a big relief, to others, it’s a potential vacation with free lunch. But what… Read More »

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5 of the Strangest Personal Injury Cases Ever Filed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Judge Mills Lane once said, “Every unfortunate event does not give rise to a lawsuit.” But with some of these stories, you have to wonder. People are constantly hurting themselves in new and interesting ways, and often attempt to find blame in others, even when it can be a stretch. Here are some of… Read More »

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What to Expect During the Grievance Committee in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Whenever lawyers are put on notice that they are being investigated through the Florida Bar Disciplinary Process, their case may proceed to the Grievance Committee for further investigation. For many, the word “Grievance” does not make it sound like something good is about to happen. So, what is it and what should lawyers expect… Read More »

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Proposed Law: The Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On January 14th, 2020, the Consumer Data Privacy Act (House Bill 963) was officially introduced in the Florida State House of Representatives. There is also a corresponding bill in the Florida State Senate (SB 1670). If passed and signed into law, these laws, referred to as the Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act, would put… Read More »

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