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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.

By the time they enter the workforce, most people are aware that there are federal laws relating to both the minimum hourly wage and overtime pay in the United States. What they may not know is that those laws are found in the Fair Labor Standard Act, or FLSA, which was originally signed into law […]

Common Forms of Employment Discrimination in Florida from Richard Celler There are different forms of workplace discrimination in Florida. Learn more in this presentation.

How to prove workplace retaliation? The biggest obstacle to proving retaliation comes in the form of employees not documenting, documenting, documenting. You would be amazed how many companies can make documentation “disappear.”  Continue to document in a personal journal and through HR any way in which your work environment has changed since you first lodged […]

The presence of undocumented immigrants in the United States has been at the center of the political arena for some time now. Putting the debate about their presence here aside, the reality is that at any given time, millions of undocumented immigrants are working in the U.S. Sadly, employers take advantage of the fact that […]