Monthly Archives: May 2014

10 Essentials for Starting a New Business in Palm Beach County

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

At the root of every new business is a good idea. But if that’s all you come equipped with, you will be sorely underprepared for today’s marketplace and all that it demands. To ensure your arsenal is full, be sure to address these 10 essentials for starting a new business in Palm Beach County.

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What Constitutes as Private Rights of Action Under the Affordable Care Act?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) resulted in amendments to several federal statutes, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA, created to protect the rights of individuals participating in employee benefit plans, mandates that an employer must fulfill certain requirements if an employer chooses to establish an employee benefits… Read More »

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Florida State Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In Florida, women are now protected against workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. In case no. SC12-2315 (FL, April 17, 2014) Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,… Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination Barred Under Florida State Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In Florida, women are now protected against workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. In case no. SC12-2315 (FL, April 17, 2014) Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Update: Severance Agreements and FMLA

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In Paylor v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., (11th Cir. April 8, 2014) the Court affirmed the district court’s decision that the plaintiff’s knowing and voluntary execution of a severance agreement settled claims based on past employer conduct. While the employee claimed she only signed the agreement because her stress level was unmanageable, because she… Read More »

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