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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 […]

In the workplace, the distinction between an employee and an independent contractor is an important one. It is also a frequent cause of litigation in the area of employment law. The reason for this is that an employer has a number of important duties and responsibilities to an employee that do not apply to an […]

One of the most misunderstood area of employment law are the laws governing tipped employees. Because these employees earn a substantial portion of their income from tips, many people – including both employees and employers – operate under the belief that the federal minimum wage and overtime laws do not apply to them. In fact, […]

Unlike workers in many other parts of the world, employees in the United States are protected, to a great extent, by various state and federal laws. These laws attempt to ensure that employees are treated fairly in the workplace and that discrimination does not occur in employment. One primary focus of the various employment related […]

If you work for an employer who has a “comp” time policy you have likely never questioned the policy. In fact you may even like the fact that your employer offers you the option to use “comp” time. Unfortunately, many employees – and some employers – don’t realize that under federal law “comp” time is […]

The distinction between employee and independent contractor can be an extremely important distinction under a number of circumstances. Whether or not you are entitled to workers’ compensation or unemployment, for example, will depend first on whether or not you are an employee. All too often an employer categorizes a worker as an independent contractor because […]

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 […]

Passed in 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, frequently shortened to “Sarbox” or “SOX”, is a fderal law that was passed as a response to a series of high-profile financial scandals that occurred around the turn of the 21st century at companies including Enron, WorldCom and Tyco that shook investor confidence. The goal of SOX was to […]

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 […]