Monthly Archives: August 2019
Sexual harassment is a type of illegal sex discrimination under both state and federal law. An employer can be held liable not only for its own acts of sexual harassment, but in some cases acts of sexual harassment committed by employees/managers as well. To protect both your business and employees, it is imperative that… Read More »
It’s Summer and Florida Employers Are Hiring High School Students, But Do They Understand Child Labor Laws?
Many high school students are eager to earn some extra money working a summer job. And there are plenty of Florida employers who will gladly hire relatively low-wage, younger workers to meet their seasonal needs. But just because the kids are not in school, that does not mean they can be treated the same… Read More »
Disloyalty or Retaliation? Federal Appeals Court to Reconsider Whether Employer Can Fire Manager for Allegedly Encouraging Discrimination Lawsuits Against the Company
Federal law not only prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics, such as race or sex. It also forbids employers from engaging in acts of “retaliation” in response to allegations of discrimination. In other words, you cannot fire or demote an employee just because they filed a discrimination complaint against you with… Read More »
Employee or Independent Contractor? Understanding the Factors Federal Courts Use to Decide Who Is Which
The legal distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” may not always be clear, but misclassifying a worker with the wrong classification can have severe (and expensive) repercussions. Many business owners think that if simply label a worker as an “independent contractor,” that is the end of the matter. But the law is not quite… Read More »