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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

By Scott Law Team |

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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Employer Never Sent Last Paycheck? What To Know About Your Rights In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Are you preparing to leave your job or did you recently separate from your employer? Whether you quit, were laid off, or were otherwise terminated, you may have questions about your right to receive a final paycheck. There are important federal and state regulations that give workers the right to hold their employers accountable… Read More »

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Can Men Sue For Sexual Harassment In Florida?

By Scott Law Team |

Sexual harassment in the workplace can and does happen to men. Although women are disproportionately affected by sexual harassment, a significant number of men have also been victims. The NSVRC finds that approximately 1 in 5 men surveyed report that they have personally been the victim of on-the-job sexual harassment. This raises an important… Read More »

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An Overview Of National Origin Discrimination Claims In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Every worker deserves fair and equitable treatment in the workplace based on their own skills, qualifications, and experience—not on stereotypes or other preconceived notions based on their national origin. In this article, you will find an overview of national origin discrimination claims in Florida. What is National Origin Discrimination?  As explained by the U.S…. Read More »

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Worried That You Will Be Punished For Reporting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace? Here Is A Guide To Your Rights

By Scott Law Team |

While the issue has received renewed attention in recent years, sexual harassment in the workplace remains a serious problem. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), sexual harassment has a negative effect on mental health, physical health, and workplace advancement. You should be able to report sexual harassment by a supervisor, co-worker,… Read More »

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Five Things That Disabled Workers Should Know About Reasonable Accommodations

By Scott Law Team |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a United States law that bars disability discrimination in the workplace. It goes beyond merely requiring covered employers to avoid active discrimination on the basis of disability status. The ADA also requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to disabled workers. Here, our Florida disability discrimination lawyer highlights … Read More »

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An Overview Of Key Factors That Employees Should Consider When Negotiating An Employment Agreement In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

Florida is an at-will employment law state. Without an employment agreement in place, either party—employee or employer—has the right to terminate or seek to adjust the terms of the relationship. A contract can be beneficial for an employee—but only to the extent that it is well-drafted and has terms that are in their interest…. Read More »

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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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