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Florida Expands Apex Doctrine To Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, in a business law case, you can depose whoever you want, so long as the person you are deposing has relevant evidence to the case. But there is one exception to that: The Apex doctrine. What is the Apex Doctrine? The Apex doctrine says that you can’t go straight to… Read More »

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Should Your Business Use Employment Separation Agreements?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You probably know that in Florida, you don’t need an employment contract to hire someone, and you certainly don’t need a reason to fire someone, Florida being an at-will employment state. So it may seem odd to you to consider proposing an employee sign a contract when the employee is being fired, or when… Read More »

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Things You Didn’t Know (But Should) About The ADA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When we think of disabilities that our employees or workers may face, we often think we, as employers, know when an employee is disabled, and we know when we need to make accommodations for them. Disability Isn’t Always Clear But in the real world, many diseases and disabilities aren’t so clear, and the nature… Read More »

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Can An Employee Be Fired For Using Legal Medical Marijuana?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida. But you may not want it in your business or in your workplace, for your own reasons. Certainly, you have the right to run your workplace as you see fit, within the confines of the law. On the other hand, can you legally fire someone who is using… Read More »

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What Is A Hostile Work Environment?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Neither you nor anybody in your business would ever harass a fellow employee. You know what sexual or racial harassment is, and you don’t use that kind of language, nor do you condone or allow others to use such language. And then it happens-you are hit with a lawsuit alleging something called a “hostile… Read More »

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Do You Have To Allow An Employee To Bring A Service Animal To Work?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You probably know that if you have an employee with a disability, that you have to provide the employee with a reasonable accommodation at work, if one is available. You probably think of physical surroundings or devices that may make walking, hearing or seeing easier, or providing additional breaks or rest periods for employees… Read More »

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Vaccine

Can You Require Employees And Customers Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You may be hearing in the news about many states, including Florida, prohibiting the use of what is known as “vaccine passports.” These are really just proof of vaccinations. As things get back to normal, and people get vaccinated, many businesses are re-opening or returning to full operations, with the requirement that customers or… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig To Represent Jupiter Police Officers In Lawsuit Against Town

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Pike & Lustig has filed a class complaint case against the Town of Jupiter in connection with failing to pay overtime to hundreds of their police officers. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that hourly employees must be paid time and a half for any hours of overtime worked and the Town of… Read More »

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How Can Your Business Avoid A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sexual harassment: You know it is wrong. You’d never do it, condone of it, approve of it, or allow it to happen. But in the back of your mind, you may be wondering: could I get sued for sexual harassment? How do I protect my business from a sexual harassment suit? The Risk is… Read More »

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Don’t Forget To Notify Employees Of Their Family Medical Leave Act Rights

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you run a business, it may be your complete intention to follow and comply with the law. But sometimes this can be very difficult, because with the myriad of federal regulations, federal laws, and state laws, many of those laws can conflict with each other, or at least, be confusing as to which… Read More »

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