Florida's minimum wage rose to $7.31 per hour, effective June 1, 2011. The increase is a result
of a recent lawsuit- Cadet v. Fla. Agency for Workforce Innovation -filed
in Leon County Circuit Court where the judge ruled that the Florida Agency for
Workforce Innovation had miscalculated the minimum...
In one of the largest-ever settlements with an individual
under the False Claims Act, a Florida dermatologist agreed to pay $26.1 million
to resolve claims that he accepted illegal kickbacks and billed Medicare for
thousands of medically unnecessary skin surgeries.
The Department of Justice agreed...
The Florida Retail Federation hopes the third time's the
charm in trying to make wage theft legal. They tried
two other times to strike down the wage
theft ordinances that are popping
up around the state to curtail unscrupulous employers who pocket employee
wages for their own use. This time...
Whether you work in the copy room or in a corner office,
you may have been presented with something called a Non-Competition Agreement.
Or maybe it was called something sneakier, like a Confidentiality Agreement or
Intellectual Property Agreement. Whatever it was called, it said you can't work...
MEDIATION / CONFIDENTIALITY
Benes v. A.B. Data, Ltd., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 15270 (7th Cir. Wis. July 26, 2013)
Are mediations really confidential?
The facts as set forth in the opinion are that Benes was an employee who sued his employer after only for four months on the job, alleging sex discrimination...
So, it's official. On Tuesday, January 6 at 12:01 a.m., gay marriage is legal in Florida (absent some intervention by the 11th Circuit or the Supremes). While Greenberg Traurig had previously advised the clerks not to issue the licenses, after the ruling by Judge Hinkle ruled that all Florida clerks...
To their credit, some Florida legislators are doing their darndest to try to fix Florida's anti-employee legal climate. I wrote about some pro-employee bills filed, and now there are some more to keep an eye on this legislative session: Banning employer fraud : A bill proposed would make it illegal...