Retaliation Turns The Table

A few months ago, I was asked by a colleague to assist on a case. He represented a client in a workers’ compensation claim. The defendant in the workers’ compensation claim turned around and sued his client under a bunch of legal theories in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. I was consulted to defend the client. Rather… Continue Reading Retaliation Turns The Table


A Recent Example Of Collaboration

I was recently contacted by an attorney colleague in Miami whose client suffered a work injury. Our mutual client was paid as an independent contractor, which made it more difficult for my colleague to obtain her workers’ compensation benefits. In speaking with the client and analyzing her pay records, we realized that she was working… Continue Reading A Recent Example Of Collaboration


Minimum Wage Is Up Again

Florida’s minimum wage rose to $7.31 per hour on June 1, 2011, and it is going up again to $7.67 per hour, as of January 1, 2012, with a minimum wage of at least $4.65 per hour for tipped employees. While not huge, even this increase of $.36 per hour will certainly help. If you… Continue Reading Minimum Wage Is Up Again


Living Wage – How Minimum Wage Can Be Double Digits For Some In Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County requires that contractors who perform certain services for the County pay their employees a “Living Wage” that is almost double the minimum wage. The Miami-Dade County living wage was $13.01 per hour from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010, increased to $13.29 an hour on October 1, 2010, and then increased to… Continue Reading Living Wage – How Minimum Wage Can Be Double Digits For Some In Miami-Dade


Overtime and the Clock

Overtime Without the Clock Most employees are entitled to be paid based on the hours that they worked, and not on a salaried basis, plus overtime wages. Workers who are paid by the hour usually clock in and out of work. This can be done in many ways, from sign-in sheets to punch clocks to… Continue Reading Overtime and the Clock