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DOL Recovers More than $500,000 in Back Wages on Behalf of Employees of Two Miami Area Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 10th, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the recovery of approximately  $541,026 in financial compensation on behalf of 134 employees at two Miami-area aviation services companies—Turbine Engine Center Inc., and Miami NDT Engine Services LLC. According to the agency, the engine repair companies violated the minimum wage and overtime provisions of… Read More »

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Employees Who are Domestic Violence Victims Have to be Given Leave

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Domestic violence is a terrible thing, and many of us do whatever we can to bring awareness to this scourge. Your business should be aware of the laws that your business must follow when you have employees that are victims of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Leave Law The law is called the Florida… Read More »

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Constructive Discharge can Lead to Employment Law Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Whenever you fire an employee, there is always the risk of a lawsuit. As we have written about in this blog, there are a seemingly unending number of situations where terminating an employee can result in a discrimination lawsuit, or even a wage claim, or an allegation of the violation of another federal law… Read More »

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Extensions of Noncompete Agreements Should be in Writing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, oral contracts can be enforceable. The problem with oral agreements is twofold: First, it can be hard to prove what the exact nature of the terms of the agreement were. The second problem is that there are categories of contracts which are never enforceable unless they are put in writing…. Read More »

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DOL Issues Two Wage and Hour Opinions: Voluntary Training & Travel to Construction Sites

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 3rd, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters designed to bring clarity to outstanding wage and hour issues. The first letter concerns voluntary employee training and the second letter concerns employee travel to off-premises construction sites in certain circumstances. Often, as was the case here, the DOL issues these… Read More »

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OSHA Reports COVID-19 Related Complaints

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has had its hands full this year as COVID-19 cases have continued to rise across the United States. COVID-related complaints and investigations continue to be reported and OSHA has been tracking statistics on COVID-related complaints, referrals, inspections, and citations on a daily basis. Federal OSHA has initiated… Read More »

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Punitive Damages Aren’t So Easy to Get

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Punitive damages are probably the type of damages the general public knows best. You may be surprised to know that it is harder to get punitive damages than you may think. The Arguments for and Against Of course, there are two sides to punitive damages. Some believe that they are an unnecessary punishment, and… Read More »

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Florida Voters Decide Future of the State’s Minimum Wage

By Michael Pike |

On November 3, 2020, Florida voters passed Amendment 2, increasing Florida’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a period of years. Florida’s minimum wage was already set to increase from $8.56 per hour to $8.65 per hour effective January 1, 2021. However, with Amendment 2, the next annual increase will be to $10.00… Read More »

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Amazon Sued for Discriminating Against Transgender Pregnant Man

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Teasing and bullying can often seem like it’s a “macho” thing to do. As a boss or supervisor, you may feel like cracking down on teasing in the workplace makes you seem weak, or doesn’t make you feel like “one of the guys.” But in fact, not only is teasing or bullying (or allowing… Read More »

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Greenacres, FL Grocery Store Pays $20,000 to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 20th, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that JUMBO—a grocery store located in Greenacres, FL—will pay $20,000 to resolve an age discrimination lawsuit. In addition, the employer will revise its personnel practices in order to ensure fair treatment in the workplace. Below, our West Palm Beach employment lawyers provide an… Read More »

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