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Fair Labor Standards from Richard Celler 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 […]

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 if it […]

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 not […]

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.

While most people understand that the minimum wage, generally speaking, represents the lowest rate of hourly compensation many types of employers can legally pay to workers, not everyone has a solid grasp of the wage and hour specifics that apply to different types of business and workplaces. Effective September 30, 2021, in Florida the minimum […]

It is an unfortunately common misconception that employees who are paid a salary are always ineligible to receive overtime payments. The fact of the matter is that an employee’s status as an hourly or a salaried employee is never solely determinative of his or her ability to receive such compensation. The term “salary” simply means […]