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DOL Is Reviving 80/20 Rule For Tipped Employees: What It Means

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In June, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published an official Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to the federal register. In doing so, the Biden Administration is reversing policy and reviving the so-called ‘80/20 rule’ for tipped employees. In this blog post, you will find an overview of the most important things to know… Read More »

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Miami, FL Grocery Store Sued For Pregnancy Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On September 23rd, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the filing of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Presidente Supermarket No. 31, Inc., the Miami location of a regional grocery store chain. The federal agency contends that the employer fired a worker simply because she was pregnant—a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…. Read More »

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The Fight Over Vaccine Employment Mandates In Florida: State May Fine Leon County

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

According to a report from WTXL Tallahassee, Florida Governor Ron Desantis is sharply criticizing Leon County for its recently-announced vaccine mandate for government employees. Leon County is joining Orange County as the two counties in Florida that have rolled out COVID-19 vaccine mandates for certain municipal employees. Leon County Put a Vaccine Mandate in… Read More »

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OSHA Fines Employer For COVID-19 Health And Safety Violations Over Worker Death

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On October 7th, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a $23,406 fine for the Denver location of an El Paso, TX based insurance agency that failed to put proper health and safety protocols in place to protect workers from the COVID-19… Read More »

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EEOC Wins Half Million Verdict In Sex Discrimination Case In Florida

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 3rd, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an official press release confirming that the agency has obtained a $500,000 verdict from a federal jury in a Florida sex discrimination case. In this article, you will find a more comprehensive overview of the verdict and an explanation of your right to… Read More »

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Florida’s State Minimum Wage Is Rising (September 30th, 2021): A Guide To Your Rights

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In November, Florida voters adopted an increase to the state’s minimum wage. Under the law and enabling legislation, the state’s minimum wages will increase from the current rate of $8.65 per hour to $15.00 by 2026. This will happen in incremental increases,  one is starting soon. On September 30th, 2021 the Florida minimum wage… Read More »

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Chipotle In Florida Pays $70,000 To Settle Workplace Harassment And Retaliation Claim

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 9th, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a settlement has been reached with a Tampa, FL-based Chipotle location. According to the press release, the Chipotle Services LLC will pay $70,000 to settle an employment retaliation lawsuit. A female manager was allegedly fired by the company after she reported sexual… Read More »

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Florida Employer Will Pay More Than Two Dozen Workers $41,000 In Back Wages For Overtime Violations

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 17th, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that two Florida health care centers with common ownership will pay more than $41,000 in back wages due to overtime violations. The two companies—441 Urgent Care LLC and Santos Primary Care Centers PLLC—shared staff members. However, their ownership did not combine hours worked cross-facility… Read More »

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Florida Employer Pays $304,466 In Back Wages To Resolve Special Wage Rate Violations

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 24th, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that Sunland Center—a state-funded agency for persons with disabilities operating in Jackson County, Florida—will pay $304,466 to 163 different workers. The DOL determined that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by paying employees a sub-minimum wage and not offering the support… Read More »

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Florida Is A ‘Right-To-Work’ State: Here Is What That Means

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

As reported by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), there are 27 ‘right-to-work’ states in the United States. Florida is a ‘right-to-work’ state. In fact, Florida is one of the country’s first ‘right-to-work’ states—adopting the law back in 1943. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about exactly what this means for an… Read More »

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