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Florida McDonald’s Franchise Agrees to Settle a Religious Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 19th, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a public statement confirming that Chalfont & Associates Group—a company that owns nearly a dozen McDonald’s franchise locations across the state of Florida—has settled a religious discrimination claim for nearly $70,000. The EEOC filed the employment lawsuit on behalf of a Jewish job… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Restaurant Chain Agrees to Pay $115,966 to Settle Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 24th, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced the results of its investigation into a West Palm Beach-based restaurant chain. Hurricane Wings Management LLC agreed to pay approximately 160 workers more than $115,000 in financial compensation to resolve outstanding overtime claims and minimum wage claims. The wage and hour case… Read More »

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IRS Issues Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance for Employers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 8, 2020, the President, via a Presidential Memorandum, directed the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Code Sec. 7508A, in light of the COVID-19 emergency, to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. Recently, the IRS has provided much-anticipated guidance to employers regarding the recent… Read More »

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DOL: Florida Company Pays More Than $16,000 to Resolve Failure to Pay Overtime Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 12th, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a press release confirming that Randall Mechanical Inc.—a contractor based in Orange County, Florida—will pay $16,852 to resolve an employment lawsuit. The company consented to findings that it improperly denied 20 employees their full and fair overtime wages and agreed to revise its policies…. Read More »

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Must Employees be Paid During Smaller, Routine Work Breaks?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When employees aren’t working, they shouldn’t get paid. That statement makes a lot of sense to many business owners. However, an employer can have a different definition than federal laws have of when a worker is on the job and when he or she is not. Why Employer May Dock Pay Many business owners,… Read More »

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Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Employees on the Basis of Pregnancy

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Employers naturally want their employees to be as productive as possible. They normally institute rules that prohibit employees from wasting time, goofing off, taking extra long bathroom breaks, or partaking in other activities while the employees are on the clock. Most employers wouldn’t figure that they can be sued for enforcing those rules. At… Read More »

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Employment Law: EEOC Sues Florida Company for Same Sex Harassment and Unlawful Retaliation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 21st, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the agency is filing an employment lawsuit against Shelley’s Septic Tank, a Zellwood, Florida-based business. The EEOC alleges that the company’s owner sexually harassed an employee. Subsequently, that employee was discharged. Below, our West Palm Beach employment law attorneys provide a more… Read More »

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OSHA Releases Revised COVID-19 Guidance

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released revised guidelines regarding enforcement actions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The former guidelines, “U.S. Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus,” were released on May 19, 2020. These new revisions are short, however Compliance Today notes that there are two major changes:… Read More »

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Federal Agency is Suing a Florida Company for Retaliation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On June 22nd, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is filing an employment lawsuit against Pediatric Health Care Alliance, a Tampa, FL-based medical practice. According to the federal agency, the medical clinic unlawfully retaliated against a nurse after she reported a doctor for sexual harassment. Workplace retaliation is strictly prohibited… Read More »

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Florida Restaurant Agrees to Pay $30,878 in Back Wages to Resolve an Unpaid Overtime Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On June 26th, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a Florida restaurant has agreed to pay $30,878 in back wages to dozens of employees in order to settle a wage and hour claim. According to allegations investigated by the federal agency, Guavate Restaurant (Orlando, FL) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—improperly… Read More »

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