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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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How to Calculate Overtime Pay Under the FLSA (It is More Complicated than You Might Think)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Federal overtime regulations are contained within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As explained by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, the FLSA requires employers to pay all non-exempt employees overtime wages when they work more than 40 hours in a week. This raises an important question: How is overtime pay calculated? While most… Read More »

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EEOC Issues Latest COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

U.S. workplaces are experiencing unprecedented disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the coronavirus disease has arrived in many workplaces, employers are figuring out how to adapt. In April, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its latest guidance for employers on how to comply with federal employment laws during these overwhelming times…. Read More »

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Do Employers Have an Obligation to Protect Employees from COVID-19?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While many businesses remain closed due to the government-mandated stay-at-home order, essential businesses continue their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. But do employers have any duties to protect their employees from the coronavirus disease? Do employers have an obligation to keep their workers safe from COVID-19 or to reduce the spread of the virus?… Read More »

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5 Considerations for Landlords During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Business closures and disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have forced commercial real estate landlords and tenants to make tough decisions to ease the economic burden of the crisis. Florida’s stay-at-home order has brought mandatory closures, which prompted many tenants to ask their landlords to lower their rent. Others, meanwhile, refuse to pay rent… Read More »

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IRS Issues Official Warning: Watch Out for Coronavirus Fraud and Scams

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the related shutdowns have put an enormous amount of financial pressure on individuals and businesses. The federal government is rolling out a variety of programs to provide relief and to support the economy. Unfortunately, there is already evidence that fraudsters and scammers are preparing to take advantage of this… Read More »

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Was Your Small Business Harmed By the COVID-19 Outbreak? Three Options to Consider

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In an effort to control the spread of the dangerous and deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a Stay-at-Home order, temporarily closing the physical locations of non essential businesses. Unfortunately, as a consequence of this public health measure, many small businesses are being forced to endure a heavy burden. If your… Read More »

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FLSA and Overtime Pay: What is a Computer-Related Occupation?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to offer workers overtime pay—that is unless an employee’s position fits into one of several exemptions. One of the more complicated, misunderstood exemptions to the FLSA’s overtime rules is the ‘computer-related occupation’ classification. Here, our Miami employment law attorneys explain what employers and employees… Read More »

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How Your Florida Business Can Face a Negligence Per Se Claim During the Stay-at-Home Order

By Michael Pike |

State and local governments in Florida ordered to shut down all non-essential businesses in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease. Gov. Ron DeSantis’s order, issued on April 1, 2020, clarifies that only essential businesses can remain open. Essential businesses include pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, laundry services, post offices, hardware stores,… Read More »

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3 Types of Insurance Coverage That May Protect Your Business From COVID-19

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 pandemic is having drastic economic impacts on companies around the country, resulting in business closures, event cancellations, unmeasurable loss of revenue, and disruption of supply chains. With reports saying that it could take three years for the U.S. economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, negative economic effects are already being felt… Read More »

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What Employers Need to Know About Employee Privacy in the COVID-19 Era

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most employers in the U.S. found themselves in a tough spot: On top of risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, compliance with their state’s stay-at-home order, and switching to remote working, they must also have employee privacy rights in mind. But how should employers handle information regarding their workers’ coronavirus exposure without breaking any… Read More »

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