Month: January 2021

What Is the Florida Minimum Wage? from Richard Celler [2021 Update]  Effective September 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum wage of $8.65 is increased to $10 per hour, Florida employers, meanwhile, may still continue to take a tip credit of up to $3.02 per hour for those classified as tipped […]

In the United States both state and federal laws prohibit employment discrimination. Though there are exceptions, the general rule is that employers with 15 or more employees are covered by the various federal anti-discrimination laws. Topics covered in this report include: The Role of the EEOC Federal Employment Discrimination Laws State Employment Discrimination Laws When […]

Older Workers Benefit Protection Act from Richard Celler Applies to the benefits an employer offers employees, such as medical and life insurance, disability benefits, and retirement or pension benefits. Learn more about Older Workers Benefit Protection Act in this presentation.

The FLSA also requires workers to be paid overtime pay under certain circumstances. If you regularly work over 40 hours a week, or you work an unusual and/or erratic schedule at your job, you could be entitled to overtime pay. [2021 Update]  Effective Jan 1, 2018 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum […]

Are You a Victim of Harassment in the Workplace in California from Richard Celler Sexual harassment is a special type of illegal harassment defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Learn more about Victim of Harassment in the Workplace in California in this presentation.

When consider if behavior rises to the level of illegal discrimination it is important to keep in mind that there is a “reasonable person” test that applies. In other words, the question is not whether you consider the conduct to be intimidating, hostile or abusive but whether a reasonable person would consider it so. Topics […]

Most employers abide by all state and federal laws, engage in fair trade practices, and make an effort to provide a safe working environment for workers. What happens though if you uncover evidence that your employer is violating the law or is engaging in fraud or misconduct? For an employee, such a discovery can create […]

 As an employee in the United States you are protected by a number of important state and federal laws. Some of these laws prohibit unwanted conduct in the workplace, such as the various anti-discrimination laws. Others provide you with certain benefits and set standards for the workplace. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act, or […]

To the rest of the world, America is often viewed as a “work, work, work” society… While it is true that Americans tend to work long hours and that employers have not historically been very “family friendly,” those attitudes are starting to change. In addition, the law is starting to see the benefit of requiring […]

Until very recently, gay and lesbian couples were prohibited from legally marrying on almost all states in the United States. After decades of fighting for the right to marry, the LGBT community was finally victorious earlier this year (2015) with the historic decision handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell […]

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