Monthly Archives: August 2014

What You Need to Know About Federal Minimum Wage

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

While today’s society seems fast-paced and dynamic, at least one thing has remained constant- minimum wage. It has been five years since the federal minimum wage was raised. On July 24, 2009, as the result of the last in a series of increased passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress, the wage floor was raised from… Read More »

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EEOC Update: Pregnancy Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On July 14, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues along with a question and answer document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. This marks the first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant workers since the 1983 publication… Read More »

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How to Become a Benefit Corporation in Florida

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Thanks to the recently enacted Benefit Corporation Law, Florida for-profit companies committed to social good now have the option to incorporate as “benefit corporations”. This new legal status provides protections for board members from investor suits and signals investors and consumers that a company is committed to societal benefit programs. Benefit corporation designations allows… Read More »

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FAQ: Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

What is the Restoring Overtime Pay for Working American Act? According to the text of the bill (as of 6/18/14), the Restoring Overtime Pay for Working Americans Act is intended “to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to establish salary thresholds for and limitations on executive, administrative, and professional employees and… Read More »

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11th Circuit Court Holds Employer Must Show More Than the Safety Concern is Well-Grounded

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In Booth, et al. v. Pasco Cty., FL, et al. (July 3, 2014), emergency-service workers brought claims against the County and union alleging retaliation pursuant to Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act. During employment, Plaintiff Booth filed a grievance against his supervisor, and named Plaintiff Brown as a witness. Booth was previously warned… Read More »

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