Month: November 2022

In 2009, the Department of Labor amended its regulations and required employers to provide individual FMLA notices to employees regarding their eligibility and rights under the FMLA (Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities) and to what extent and how long each employee is entitled to FMLA  (Designation Notice).   Therefore, simply putting FMLA rights language in a handbook does […]

Is your employer failing to pay you overtime? Is your employer refusing to pay you overtime for hours worked in the state of Florida? This practice may violate wage laws, and you may be entitled to compensation for the wages you’ve lost.   Table of Contents Florida overtime laws What if my employer doesn’t pay […]

Have you filed a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR)? These two agencies are responsible for enforcing some civil rights in the U.S. (EEOC) and the state of Florida (FCHR). If you believe that you have faced discrimination, you can file a claim for their […]

Many employees miss out on pay because they don’t know the law, or are reluctant to submit an overtime complaint. If you are an eligible employee, your right to overtime is protected by the federal Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). You may be entitled to compensation and damages for lost pay. A […]

The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, is a federal law that requires covered employers to pay non-exempt employees minimum wage and overtime wages if the employee works more than 40 hours in a given workweek. At a minimum, overtime must be paid at the rate of one and one half the worker’s regular hourly […]

So, I answer a fair amount of questions on legal question boards as my way of giving back to the community and helping out people who have questions about what is happening in their workplace. It makes me feel good to provide quick and simple guidance at no cost for people who usually do not […]

Often times, I wind up securing great settlements on cases for clients, not only because the facts are strong, or the violations bad, but for another main reason – Confidentiality.   That’s right, if an employer settles your case, they are buying your silence.   Generally, employers are willing to overpay for your silence as well, because […]

Well- the title is certainly catchy, isn’t it?  But, the mistake nearly every employee makes is nothing to joke about.  Discrimination in the workplace, no matter how severe or improper, may wind up getting dismissed in a court of law for one simple and basic reason – – the employee never brought the conduct to […]

Often times in litigation, cases go to what is referred to as mediation. This is an opportunity for both sides to meet with a neutral third party, who attempts to show each side the strengths and weaknesses of their respective cases, in an effort to bring the parties to a settlement, and avoid the costs […]

Overtime Pay: Understanding Your Rights from Richard Celler The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires workers to be paid overtime pay under certain circumstances. Learn more about overtime pay, its requirements and how it is computed in this presentation.

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