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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 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.

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 […]

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 […]

What Is the Florida Minimum Wage? from Richard Celler [2021 Update]  Effective September 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum wage of $8.65 is increased to $10 per hour, Florida employers, meanwhile, may still continue to take a tip credit of up to $3.02 per hour for those classified as tipped […]

  A “whistleblower” is someone who comes forward and files a complaint, or otherwise exposes, the illegal or unconscionable activity of an employer. A whistleblower can be a current employee, a past employee, or even a job applicant. Numerous state and federal laws protect whistleblowers who have been retaliated against because of their “whistleblower” activity. […]