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Category Archives: Employment Law

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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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Can You Require Employees to get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

News is starting to break that a COVID-19 vaccine is around the corner—or at least, that recent tests of vaccines have proven successful, giving us some hope that a vaccine will soon be available. There’s nothing your business would like more than to get your employees back into the office, and working like normal…. Read More »

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Florida Organization Pays $115,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 6th, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a Florida-based non-profit organization agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The legal claim was filed on behalf of an employee who was improperly told that she could not be re-hired by the company because of a previous injury… Read More »

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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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