Monthly Archives: September 2021

Wages

Florida Employer Pays $304,466 In Back Wages To Resolve Special Wage Rate Violations

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 24th, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Sunland Center—a state-funded agency for persons with disabilities operating in Jackson County, Florida—will pay $304,466 to 163 different workers. The DOL determined that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by paying employees a sub-minimum wage and not offering the support… Read More »

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Florida Is A ‘Right-To-Work’ State: Here Is What That Means

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

As reported by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), there are 27 ‘right-to-work’ states in the United States. Florida is a ‘right-to-work’ state. In fact, Florida is one of the country’s first ‘right-to-work’ states—adopting the law back in 1943. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about exactly what this means for an… Read More »

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DOL: $162,310 In Back Overtime Pay Recovered For Restaurant Workers In Key West, FL

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On June 3rd, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a public statement confirming that three Key West, Florida restaurants—Little Pearl, Thirsty Mermaid, and Antonia’s Key West—have been cited for unpaid overtime violations. In total, the federal agency reports that it collected more than $160,000 in back overtime pay on behalf of nearly four… Read More »

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Can A Florida Employer Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers Based On Customer Preference?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Last June, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton Cty., Georgia. In the decision, the court’s majority clarified that LGBTQ workers are already protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ status is a form of sex discrimination. You… Read More »

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