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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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Court Says Businesses Can Discriminate On The Basis Of Hair Color

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As you likely know, discriminating on the basis of race or sex is illegal under both federal and state law, and can get your business in a lot of trouble. But what about cultural symbols, styles, or designs, which may be associated with a particular race, religion or sex? Is it OK for a… Read More »

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Certain Contractual Limitations Of Liability For Discrimination Lawsuits Are Valid

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are an employer, the prospect of any kind of discrimination suit can be daunting and scary, as it should be-discrimination is not something to take lightly. But the threat of a discrimination or harassment lawsuit is made even more daunting by the prospect of that lawsuit being a class action lawsuit. Anti… Read More »

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TV Show “Criminal Minds” Hit With a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sexual harassment suits don’t just hit small companies, or unscrupulous bosses. They also hit large companies, which may be so large that they don’t know what employees or supervisors are doing. Demonstrating that all companies need to make sure sexual harassment policies are in place, is the lawsuit filed last year against Disney for… Read More »

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Who is a Family Member Under the Family Medical Leave Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many people and many businesses are aware of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, many are not aware that the law does extend to, and apply to grandparents—specifically, protecting and providing coverage to employees who seek leave to care for sick or ailing grandparents. What the FMLA Does The FMLA requires that employees… Read More »

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Florida Company Pays $10,125 in Back Wages After DOL Finds Overtime Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 30th, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a Seminole, FL-based contractor has agreed to pay $10,125 in back wages to resolve overtime violations uncovered in an investigation conducted by the federal agency. The employer allegedly improperly deducted meal breaks from worker timesheets automatically—even though meal breaks were not always taken…. Read More »

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Government Contractor Operating in Florida Ordered to Pay Nearly $25,000 in Back Wages By DOL

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 23rd, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a Florida contractor has agreed to pay a total of $24,823 in back wages to 102 employees. According to the federal agency, the workers were improperly denied certain wage and hour benefits that were guaranteed to them under a federal government contract. Government… Read More »

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