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What to Do If Your Employer Owes You Overtime Wages from Richard Celler Employers frequently misclassify employees, claiming an exemption to the overtime wage requirement when the employee does not actually qualify for one. Sometimes this is the result of an honest mistake by the employer; however, it is often done on purpose to avoid […]

For over 15 years, I have been practicing exclusively as a labor and employment lawyer.  What I have come to learn over the years is one simple truth:  Nothing in the workplace shocks me anymore.  This past week, an African American client approached me to represent her because when she arrived at work after complaining […]

Whistleblower laws, and the need to proceed with caution, it is always best to consult with an experienced Florida employment law attorney before filing a whistleblower complaint. It may, however, be beneficial to have a basic understanding of how the whistleblower laws work and how they can protect you should you decide to file a […]

The minimum wage an employer is required to pay is even regulated by federal and/or state law for most employees. If your employer is paying you less than what the law requires, you may be entitled to pursue a wage claim against your employer. [2021 Update]  Effective Sep 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were […]

Employment Act (ADEA) was passed in 1967 it soon became clear that the ADEA fell short of protecting workers form certain types of employment discrimination, specifically in the area of employee benefits. Topics covered in this report include: What Is the Purpose of the OWBPA? The OWBPA and Benefits How the OWBPA Applies to Severance  Rules […]

Most workplace discrimination lawsuits are settled out of court through a negotiated settlement. If, however, an out of court settlement is not forthcoming your case will proceed to trial and your award, assuming success, will be determined after trial. Topics covered in this report include: When Is Discrimination Illegal in the Workplace? Monetary Damages in […]

Most workers were faced with a choice between keeping a job and taking time off to care for a new baby or to care for themselves or a loved one facing a medical emergency. Topics covered in this report include: Who Is Covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act? When Can You Use FMLA […]

The word “harassment” is a word that is commonly used to describe a wide range of conduct that people find offensive; however, it is important to understand how the law defines “harassment if you believe you are the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: What Laws Protect Me […]

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.

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 […]