Monthly Archives: March 2022

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What Rights Do Independent Contractors Have In Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Employers in Florida and throughout the United States are increasingly relying on the workplace contributions of independent contractors. The Pew Research Center finds that approximately ten percent of people nationwide currently work or recently worked as an independent contractor. You may be wondering: Do independent contractors have rights in Florida? The answer is ‘yes’—but,… Read More »

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Florida Employer Pays $50,000 To Resolve Religious Discrimination Claim

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On January 27th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Tampa Bay Delivery Service, LLC—an Amazon-associated delivery contractor serving the Greater Tampa region—has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. Below, you will find a more detailed explanation of the discrimination settlement reached by the EEOC and the Florida… Read More »

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DOL Recovers Nearly $50,000 In Back Wages On Behalf Of Florida Restaurant Workers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On February 4th, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) confirmed that $47,088 has been recovered in back wages for approximately 30 restaurant workers. The DOL determined that Mezcal Mexican Grill—a restaurant based in Miramar Beach, Florida—failed to pay bartenders and servers their proper overtime wages. Notably, a staffing company was also deemed… Read More »

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DOL Recovers Back Wages On Behalf Of Employees After Florida Restaurant Improperly Retained Tips

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On February 10th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the successful recovery of nearly $30,00 in unpaid wages for a group of restaurant workers in northeastern Florida. The restaurant allegedly denied employees a portion of their tips. Below, you will find an overview of the DOL’s enforcement action and the regulations regarding retained… Read More »

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