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Complaints in the Workplace: When Should an Employer Conduct a Workplace Investigation?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you are an employer who has received a complaint from an employee, you likely have an obligation under the law to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of claims of these claims as soon as possible. In this article, we use the term “employer” to mean Human Resources or senior management. For example,… Read More »

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How FMLA May Affect “No-Fault” Attendance Policies

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Dealing with absenteeism is a major challenge for any employer – causing financial losses and slowdowns. Some business have tried to combat these concerns by instituting “no-fault” attendance policies. In its basic form, such policies assign workers “points” for unexcused absences. When an employee reaches a certain threshold number of points, the employer will… Read More »

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Traveling Abroad for Work: Do U.S. Laws Apply to Employees Working Abroad?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Florida is a major hub for international business and it is not uncommon for many U.S. citizen employees to be working outside of the country for a U.S. controlled employer. This includes employees working for foreign subsidiaries controlled by a U.S. Employer. The good news is that most major U.S. anti-discrimination laws still protect… Read More »

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EEOC Challenges “Inflexible” Leave Policies

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It is advisable for any employer to have written policies governing employee leave and attendance. But, not just any policy will do. In drafting these policies, it is imperative to ensure that they are written to comply with a host of applicable federal, state, and local laws. Employers must be especially cautious before adopting… Read More »

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Nine Considerations Before Accepting a Job Abroad

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

There are many reasons why a U.S. resident might choose to work outside the United States. For some, there is the thrill of learning about life in a foreign country. For others, it may simply be a matter of economic necessity. Whatever your motivations, however, if you are thinking about accepting employment outside of… Read More »

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Telecommute to Work: When It’s a Reasonable Accommodation for Your Medical Condition

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Working from home has become a popular option for many employees and employers in recent years. Modern internet makes it easier than ever for remote workers from across the state –and even around the world–to work together despite their physical separation. That said, there are still many traditional employers who do not allow telecommuting…. Read More »

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U.S. Citizens Working Abroad for a Multinational Employer: Your Basic Rights

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Move over, Dora the Explorer. You’ve finally done it! You’re a U.S. Citizen who got the job offer to work abroad. Before you start packing your bags for the big move, take a minute to consider what laws may apply (and protect) you as a U.S. Citizen working abroad. What Laws May Protect Me… Read More »

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And You Thought Coming Up with the Business Idea Was Hard: Employment Tips for Start Up Companies

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Move over California, Texas, and New York, according to a recent studies, South Florida is actually the nation’s hottest place for new business startups. At least that’s the findings of the most recent report from the Kauffman Foundation, which studies entrepreneurship trends across the country. Last year, reported the Miami Herald, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale… Read More »

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What is the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA)?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 is a Florida state law governing privacy rules for entities handling personal information. Who is Covered Under FIPA? Under FIPA, a Covered Entity is defined as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, or other commercial entity that acquires, maintains, stores, or uses personal information…. Read More »

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Tips for Conducting a Workplace Investigation

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you are an employer who recently received a complaint from an employee concerning employment discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace, it is important to know how to conduct a lawful and effective workplace investigation. In order to prevent lawsuits and to protect against vicarious liability claims, Florida employers need to consider the… Read More »

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