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Tag Archives: Florida Employment Law Attorneys

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Can Florida Employers Use Criminal Records and Arrest Record When Screening Applicants?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

For those who have a criminal record, obtaining a job can sometimes prove to be more challenging. Florida employers often use criminal backgrounds checks as part of their screening and hiring process. The use of criminal background checks has become more common in recent years: The National Association of Professional Background Screeners reports that… Read More »

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Employer Responsibilities Under the ADA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against a qualified person simply because they have a disability. Many employers are confused as to their responsibilities under this federal law. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our Miami employment law attorneys have helped many South Florida employers ensure legal… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court in Dispute Over a Noncompete Agreement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 17th, 2017, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal decided the case of Salazar v. Hometeam Pest Defense, Inc. This dispute centered around the enforceability of a noncompete provision contained within an employment contract. While the lower court agreed to grant an injunction to the employer, the Second District Court of Appeal reversed… Read More »

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Florida Whistleblower Accuses Hospital Software Company of Billing Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In June of 2017, a whistleblower lawsuit was filed under seal in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Recently, the legal complaint (United States of America v. Epic Systems Corporation) was unsealed by the court. The whistleblower who brought the claim alleges that Epic Systems, a healthcare software company… Read More »

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South Florida Restaurant Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a Ruby Tuesday restaurant located in Boca Raton, Florida reached a $45,000 settlement in an age discrimination case. According to the agency, the restaurant violated federal anti-discrimination regulations when it declined to hire an experienced, well-qualified worker for a manager position. When he was not… Read More »

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Florida Staffing Firm Settles Disability Discrimination Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 28th, 2017, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) announced that KB Staffing, a staffing agency based in Tampa Bay, had reached a settlement in a major disability discrimination case. As part of the settlement agreement reached with the EEOC, KB Staffing agreed to create a $22,500 class action fund to compensate affected… Read More »

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