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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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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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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating A Severance Agreement In Florida

By Scott Law Team |

For an employee, leaving a job can be challenging—even when it is clear that it is time to move on. A severance package (severance pay) helps to ease the transition. If you are negotiating a severance agreement, it is crucial that you know how to protect yourself and your rights. Too many employees make… Read More »

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

By Scott Law Team |

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 Law Team |

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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Employment Law: Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate

By Scott Law Team |

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 Law Team |

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

By Scott Law Team |

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 Law Team |

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

By Scott Law Team |

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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