Author: Richard Celler

New rule changes for employers are expected to become law in 2016 – big changes. At the time of this writing, the new overtime regulations haven’t been ratified, but we have a good idea of what to expect and what it means for you.  The U.S. Department of Labor is contemplating raising the minimum income […]

For every illegal action taken by an employer in the workplace, there is a moment of decision when it could have been avoided. Great HR can stop unlawful actions before they happen, preventing any abuse before it occurs. In Fact: According to the latest data released by the department of labor and EEOC, nearly 90,000 […]

As an employee, you undoubtedly operate under the assumption that your employer runs and honest, law-abiding, business. While most employers do indeed run an honest enterprise, there are always exceptions to the rule. As an employee, discovering that your employer is violating the law, perpetrating fraud, or cheating the government can put you in a […]

Clients frequently ask me the difference between race and national origin discrimination. This blog will specifically address what is becoming a common violation of law in the workplace, especially with regard to Arab Americans and people of Middle Eastern descent who commonly are referred to as “terrorist” or other pejorative names in the workplace. Title […]

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: Know Your Rights from Richard Celler Religious freedom is so important in the U.S. that it is protected by various state and federal laws, including laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on religion. Learn more about religious discrimination in this presentation.

Florida LGBT Employment Discrimination: Are You a Victim from Richard Celler Recently, a major victory occurred with SCOTUS’s same-sex marriage ruling; however, discrimination continues to occur in other areas, such as the workplace. Learn more about LGBT employment discrimination in this presentation.

Employment Discrimination: Who Is Liable? from Richard Celler There are a number of federal laws that prohibit various forms of employment discrimination. Many states, including Florida, have also passed anti-discrimination legislation. Learn more about it in this presentation.

Fair Labor Standards from Richard Celler Learn more about Fair Labor Standards Act in Florida in this presentation. Who is covered, what is the policy about overtime as well as the minimum wage. Understand also what FLSA says about child labor.

Because they take it upon themselves, often at real personal risk, to report serious misconduct in businesses or governmental agencies, whistleblowers play an important role in our society. Such individuals provide an essential check on violations of laws, regulations, rules or other types of malfeasance that could otherwise put the public interest in jeopardy. Fortunately, […]

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 […]

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