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Unpaid Overtime: The Florida Employee’s Guide To Liquidated Damages Under The Fair Labor Standards Act

By Scott Law Team |

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is one of the most important wage and hour laws. You may be entitled to overtime pay under the federal law. If your employer fails to pay overtime as required by the FLSA, you may be entitled to liquidated damages (double back pay). In this article, you will… Read More »

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DOL Recovers Back Wages For Florida Worker Who Was Improperly Denied Overtime And Was Wrongfully Terminated

By Scott Law Team |

On June 15th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced enforcement action against ETS Willowbrook at Marion LLC (Willowbrook Assisted Living). The Columbia County assisted living facility will pay nearly $9,000 in back wages for unpaid overtime and wrongful termination. Beyond violating the overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the employer… Read More »

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Is A Man Protected Against Pregnancy Discrimination If His Wife/Partner Becomes Pregnant?

By Scott Law Team |

Under federal law (the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA)) all employers with 15 or more workers are expressly prohibited from discriminating against an employee based on pregnancy status. While the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) does not expressly prohibit pregnancy, state courts have interpreted pregnancy discrimination as an inherent form of sex discrimination…. Read More »

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DOL Recovers More Than $70,000 In Back Wages For 12 Florida Auto Body Shop Workers Improperly Denied Overtime Pay

By Scott Law Team |

On June  27th, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it recovered $72,174 in financial compensation on behalf of 12 auto body shop employees in Hernando County, Florida. The workers were employed at a company called Magic Wheels Auto World Inc. All were denied proper overtime pay and three were misclassified as independent… Read More »

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Florida Employer Settles Genetic Information Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On July 6th, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Brandon Dermatology—a skin care clinic with offices in Hillsborough County, Florida—has agreed to settle a genetic information discrimination claim. The employment lawsuit centered around this employer’s COVID-19 testing of the family members of workers. In this article, you will find an… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Restaurant Will Pay $100,000 To Settle Race And Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On July 11th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that a company called Neighborhood Restaurant Partners Florida, LLC (NRP) will pay $100,000 to a former employee to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. NRP operates an Applebee’s franchise location in Plant City, Florida. The employee was subject to racial discrimination, sexual orientation… Read More »

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Introducing Scott Law Team!

By Scott Law Team |

Introducing Scott Law Team! We are THE employment law firm, bringing a client-centered, collaborative, and cost-effective approach to your employment challenges. Formerly Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. we will continue to offer the highest quality representation you expect. We will continue to handle employment litigation issues, including wage disputes and discrimination and retaliation claims,… Read More »

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EEOC: Florida Employee Receives $70,000 In Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On April 26th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a $70,000 settlement has been reached in a pregnancy discrimination claim on behalf of an employee in North Florida. DLS Engineering Associates will pay $70,000 to a woman who had her job offer revoked after she disclosed her pregnancy status. In this… Read More »

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Can An Employee Get Out Of A Non-Compete Agreement In Florida?

By Scott Law Team |

A non-compete agreement is a contract or contract provision through which one party (usually an employee or independent contractor) agrees not to engage in direct competition against another. It is not uncommon for employers to ask workers to sign a non-compete. These agreements should always be reviewed by an experienced employment attorney. If you… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Restaurant Sued For National Origin Discrimination

By Scott Law Team |

According to a report from Law.com, a Florida Denny’s franchise location is being sued for national origin discrimination by a former employee. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RREMC, LLC, D/B/A Denny’s Restaurant has been filed in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. In this article, you will find… Read More »

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