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The purpose of minimum wage laws across the country is to provide a base pay rate that must be paid to certain types of covered employees. Presently, the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour. However, the minimum wage in some states is higher. If an employee is covered by both state and […]

Applying for employment with disability reasonable accomodations, undue hardship and prohibited injuries and examinations from Richard Celler An employer cannot ask you if you have a disability nor about the type or severity of your disability if your disability is apparent. Learn more about Employment with Disability Reasonable Accomodations in this presentation.  

Florida Employment Discrimination: When Is It Illegal from Richard Celler   “Discrimination is always illegal in the workplace, right?” Like many people you may be under the impression that discrimination is always illegal. Learn more about Florida employment discrimination in this presentation.

For an employee, one of the toughest decisions you will ever have to make, should you be forced to do so, is whether or not to “blow the whistle.” Realizing that your employer is violating the law and/or the trust and confidence of investors, is never easy. Doing something about, known as being a “whistleblower”, […]

Sometimes family or medical emergencies come up that cause an employee to be unable to work for an extended period of time. If you find yourself in that situation you may be concerned about losing your job and/or your insurance benefits as a result of your extended absence from your job. Fortunately, your position and […]

Women who become aware that they have been paid less for doing the same work as male co-workers may be curious about what remedies the law can provide. Fortunately, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) was enacted in 1963 as an amendment to the existing Fair Labor Standards Act and requires employers to compensate males […]

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) makes it possible for employees to take time off if they have a family or medical situation. FMLA does not require employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. However, it does mandate that employees who meet certain qualifying criteria may take up to 12 work weeks of […]

What Is Considered Race Discrimination in Florida? from Richard Celler Under Title VII, your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you on the basis of race, color or natural origin. Learn more about race discrimination in Florida in this presentation.

All workers, both male and female, are protected from sexual harassment; If you are the victim of the harassment in the workplace, you can take legal action with the help of an employment discrimination lawyer. Topics covered in this report include: Examples of Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Harassment Sexual Favoritism Harassment Victims of Harassment […]

There are exceptions and exemptions to both the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the FLSA. Unfortunately, employers often claim an exemption for an employee where none actually exists. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Compensation Requirements Executive Exemption Administrative Exemption Professional Exemption Highly Compensated Employees Exemption Click here to read the whole article or […]