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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 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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Restaurant

DOL: $162,310 In Back Overtime Pay Recovered For Restaurant Workers In Key West, FL

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On June 3rd, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a public statement confirming that three Key West, Florida restaurants—Little Pearl, Thirsty Mermaid, and Antonia’s Key West—have been cited for unpaid overtime violations. In total, the federal agency reports that it collected more than $160,000 in back overtime pay on behalf of nearly four… Read More »

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Employees

Miami EEOC Office Hosts Event Highlighting COVID-19 And Impact On Asian-American Employees

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted a free event to bring attention to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Asian-American community across the country—particularly in regards to “violence, harassment and acts of bias against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).” The event was held in Miami, FL… Read More »

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EEOC Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against UPS, Alleges Jacksonville, FL Employee Was Unlawfully Terminated

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On June 30th, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a news release confirming that the agency has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against UPS on behalf of an employee based in Jacksonville, Florida. The federal agency alleges that the man was wrongfully fired due to his disability status. Below, you will find… Read More »

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Am I Legally Required To Give Two Weeks’ Notice In Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

You have probably heard that it is common courtesy to give at least two weeks’ notice before quitting a job. By giving an employer plenty of notice you can help to preserve a positive relationship. Of course, giving two weeks’ notice is not necessarily possible or practical in every situation. You may be wondering:… Read More »

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Vaccine

Can An Employer Require Employees To Get Vaccinated In Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

According to the Florida Department of Health, approximately 55 percent of residents in Florida have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Federal and state officials report that everyone who is 12 years of age or older is now eligible to get vaccinated. Many employers are asking (even requiring) employees to get… Read More »

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EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against South Florida Hotel

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On February 24th, 2021, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the agency is filing a religious discrimination lawsuit against Noble House Solé, LLC, a boutique hotel located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The federal agency charges that the company unlawfully discriminated against an employee when it refused to offer a religious accommodation… Read More »

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My Employer Retaliated Against Me By Demoting Me—What Are My Rights?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In the context of employment law, retaliation occurs when an employer punishes a worker for engaging in a lawfully protected activity. To bring a successful workplace retaliation claim in Florida, an employee must prove the following three things: They participated in a protected activity—such as objecting to or reporting sexual harassment or filing a… Read More »

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How Does Overtime Work If I Am Paid in Tips in Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a given workweek. For a number of different reasons, calculating overtime pay can be complicated, especially for tipped employees. You may be wondering: Do tipped employees get overtime pay in… Read More »

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