Monthly Archives: August 2019

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It’s Summer and Florida Employers Are Hiring High School Students, But Do They Understand Child Labor Laws?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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Disloyalty or Retaliation? Federal Appeals Court to Reconsider Whether Employer Can Fire Manager for Allegedly Encouraging Discrimination Lawsuits Against the Company

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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Employee or Independent Contractor? Understanding the Factors Federal Courts Use to Decide Who Is Which

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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 »

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