Monthly Archives: May 2019

Law

A Whole Year of Paternity/Maternity Leave: How Companies are Leading the Curve and How Your Company Can Do It

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The United States may be known around the world for providing progressive rights to its citizens, but there is one area where the U.S. unquestionably falls behind others: family leave. For instance, the U.S. is the only developed nation that does not require employers to offer paid leave for new parents. According to a… Read More »

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Florida’s “Bring Your Guns To Work Law”: Can Employees Have Their Guns at Their Florida Workplace?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Although Florida has been devastated by several high-profile mass shootings in recent years, state law continues to favor a strictly pro-gun rights interpretation of the Constitution. This means that even when Florida employers wish to restrict the presence of firearms on their own property for safety reasons, they may not do so under Florida… Read More »

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NLRB “Returns” to Pre-2014 Standard for Classifying Independent Contractors

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The legal question of whether to classify someone as an “employee,” rather than as an “independent contractor,” remains divisive. In some jurisdictions, such as California, the courts have moved to a more expansive definition of “independent contractor” based on changing economic norms. But recently, the U.S. federal agency the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)… Read More »

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Employer Practices in Florida: The Pros and Cons for Offering Employees Unlimited Vacation Leave

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 92 percent (92%) of employees said paid leave was the single most important factor in determining their “overall job satisfaction.” Yet only 73 percent (73%) of these same employees said they were satisfied with the amount of paid leave offered by… Read More »

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