Category Archives: Employment Law

Pillars

Three Key Employment Law Matters Headed To The Supreme Court In 2022

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Many important legal issues are headed before the Supreme Court of the United States in the coming year, including in the field of employment law. The nation’s highest court is set to shape the law on multi-state wage and hour issues, mandatory arbitration rules, and the scope of federal agency power to regulate the… Read More »

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Can I File A Discrimination Lawsuit If I Was Passed Over For A Promotion?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Promotions matter. Not only can a promotion lead to better pay and better benefits, it can help an employee advance their career—both inside of their current company and at any company that they work at in the future. The unfair denial of an opportunity to compete for a promotion can cause real harm to… Read More »

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Vaccine

Employment Law: Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put a workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place for many large employers. In effect, the federal regulation required all employers with 100 or more workers to 1) require COVID-19 vaccination by January 6th, 2022, or 2) Put a program in place to test unvaccinated workers… Read More »

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What Rights Do Independent Contractors Have In Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Employers in Florida and throughout the United States are increasingly relying on the workplace contributions of independent contractors. The Pew Research Center finds that approximately ten percent of people nationwide currently work or recently worked as an independent contractor. You may be wondering: Do independent contractors have rights in Florida? The answer is ‘yes’—but,… Read More »

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EmploymentDiscrimination

Florida Employer Pays $50,000 To Resolve Religious Discrimination Claim

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On January 27th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Tampa Bay Delivery Service, LLC—an Amazon-associated delivery contractor serving the Greater Tampa region—has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. Below, you will find a more detailed explanation of the discrimination settlement reached by the EEOC and the Florida… Read More »

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DOL Releases Final Rule For Tipped Workers—Officially Withdraws 2020 Regulation

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On October 28th, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule regarding the amount of time that tipped workers can spend in non-tipped activities. By doing so, the DOL officially withdrew a tipped worker final rule that was issued in the waning days of the Trump Administration. The new regulations… Read More »

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EmploymentLaw

What To Know About Florida’s New Restrictions On COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates For Private Employers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On November 18, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a pair of companion bills from the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida State Senate that require private employers to add new exemptions if they seek to have a vaccine mandate in place for its employees. In this article, you will find an overview… Read More »

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Severance Pay: A Guide To Employee Rights In Florida

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Leaving a job is never easy. Whether you are terminated, laid off, or resigning voluntarily, the transition period can be challenging. A severance package (severance agreement) can help to relieve some of the financial burden while transitioning to a new job. However, severance pay is not a guaranteed right under state or federal law…. Read More »

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Law

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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Vaccine

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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