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Monthly Archives: October 2023

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DOL Announces Recovery of Back Overtime Pay for Two Dozen Restaurant Workers in Orlando, FL

By Scott Law Team |

On September 26th, 2023, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the recovery of more than $120,000 in back wages for two dozen workers who were unfairly denied overtime pay. Sand Lake Pizzeria LLC—a franchisee of Giordano’s Pizza—denied workers any cash wage when they worked overtime hours. DOL… Read More »

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Disability Discrimination: What Does It Mean to Be “Qualified” for a Position?

By Scott Law Team |

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits disability discrimination in the workplace. Any employer in Florida with 15 or more employees is covered by the ADA. The law requires covered employers to not only refrain from explicit discrimination, but also to make a good faith effort to provide an… Read More »

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DOL Cites Dollar General For Serious Workplace Safety Violations in Florida

By Scott Law Team |

On July 13th, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Dollar General—the Tennessee based discount variety retailer—has been cited for serious workplace safety violations. Federal authorities determined that two Tampa area locations repeatedly put workers in harm’s way. Within this article, you will find an overview of the enforcement action and your rights… Read More »

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Florida Employer Agrees to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit, Will Pay Job Applicant $50,000

By Scott Law Team |

On July 21st, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a press release confirming that an employer in Florida (Houcorp, Inc.) will pay $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination claim. The lawsuit alleged that the company effectively failed to provide a hard-of-hearing job applicant a fair opportunity to seek a position. In this… Read More »

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