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Two Florida Construction Companies Sued For Race Discrimination

By Scott Law Team |

On September 30th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that race discrimination in employment lawsuits have been filed against two construction companies in Florida. One of the employers is based in the Tampa area and the other employer is based in the Orlando area. Within this article, you will find a more… Read More »

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Employment Law: What Is A Federal EEO Complaint?

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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws related to discriminatory practices in the workplace. An employee who is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act may file a… Read More »

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Florida Workers File Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit Against Health Care Provider

By Scott Law Team |

On October 13th, 2022, two workers in Florida filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against a health care provider. The wage and hour case (Martin et al v. HCA-IT&S Field Operations, Inc.) was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. It is a proposed collective action lawsuit. Two employees… Read More »

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Kroger Will Pay $180,000 To Resolve Religious Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

October 27th, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that  Kroger Limited Partnership I—an Ohio-based company that owns the national grocery chain by the same name—will pay $180,000 to resolve a federal religious discrimination lawsuit. In this article, you will find a more detailed overview of the religious discrimination settlement and workplace… Read More »

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Bill Introduced In House Of Representatives Would Ban Many Non-Compete Agreements

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Recently, Representative Mike Garcia (R-California) introduced a bill called the Restoring Workers’ Rights Act of 2022 (RWRA). The bill has some support from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Washington. The RWRA proposes a federal ban on employee non-compete agreements for all workers deemed “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In this… Read More »

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Employee Rights: Debunking Four Of The Most Common Myths About Employment Law In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Hard working employees in Florida rely on their paycheck. Your workplace rights matter. There are many myths and misconceptions about employee rights in Florida. In this article, you will find four of the most common myths about employment law in Florida debunked. Myth #1: Florida is an At-Will Employment State, So an Employer Cannot… Read More »

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Can You Still Sue For Wrongful Termination If You Accepted A Severance Package In Florida?

By Scott Law Team |

A severance package is a bundle of pay and benefits that is offered to an employee who has been laid off or otherwise terminated from a company. You may be wondering: Can you sue for wrongful termination if you agreed to take a severance package? The answer is generally “no”—though the terms of the… Read More »

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Is My Florida Employer Required To Give Me Time Off For Medical Reasons?

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Dealing with a medical issue is complicated—especially so for those who have work obligations. This raises an important question: Is an employer in Florida required to give you time off for medical reasons? The short answer is “it depends”—there is no guaranteed right to sick leave under Florida law, but some employees have rights… Read More »

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Florida Heavy Equipment Company Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

By Scott Law Team |

On August 8th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Ring Power Corporation—a CAT affiliated heavy equipment dealer serving markets in North Florida and Central Florida—will pay $65,000 and revise its employment policies to resolve a racial discrimination lawsuit. In this article, you will find a more detailed overview of the settlement… Read More »

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DOL Recovers More Than $110,000 In Back Wages On Behalf Of Dozens Of HVAC Workers In Florida

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On August 15th, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that more than $113,000 in back wages have been recovered on behalf of 169 heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) workers in Florida. The DOL notes that 11 different employers in Florida’s HVAC industry were cited for not properly paying overtime wages…. Read More »

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