FairLaw Firm is happy to brag about a recent result it obtained for an employer client in which it obtained dismissal of a claim under the EPSLA for alleged unpaid sick leave wages. This dismissal was the result of pre-suit strategy, an understanding client, and the strategy employed during the litigation. During the summer of… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Obtains Dismissal Of EPSLA Sick Leave Claim
The United States has many labor and employment laws that protect workers and employees in the State of Florida. Some of these laws involve how much to pay an employee, other laws prevent employers from taking certain actions (such as discrimination, harassment, or retaliation), and yet other laws require employers to disclose or not disclose… Continue Reading Common Labor Laws In The United States
The federal minimum wage of $7.25 has not increased since July 24, 2009 according to the United States Department of Labor’s website. Each state is allowed to have its own minimum wage that is more than the federal minimum wage. All employees who work in Florida are entitled to receive the applicable Florida Minimum Wage.… Continue Reading The Florida Minimum Wage Is Going Up To $15 Per Hour
A little over a year ago, an owner of a local company contacted my office. The client received a letter from the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), who was conducting an investigation into the company’s pay practices. The client complied with the DOL’s requests and gave the DOL’s investigator the requested time and pay… Continue Reading Successfully Navigated Another DOL Investigation For An Employer
Starting on August 12, 2020, independently owned restaurants, hotel restaurants, bars, and caterers can apply online at https://corporate.sobewff.org/mdc-relief/ to receive up to $15,000 per location so that they can distribute up to $500 per person. To qualify for the assistance, the establishment has to meet certain criteria set by Miami-Dade County at Miami-Dade Document Checklist.… Continue Reading Help For Struggling Restaurant Workers
Covid-19 / Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives, including employment issues. Employers and employees are now trying to figure out what they are legally required to do, what they can do, what they are not allowed to do, and what benefits are available. Recently, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”)… Continue Reading Coronavirus / Covid-19 Legal Response And Employment Issues
The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, has been analyzing and taking comments about potential changes to the amount of salary necessary for an employee to be considered exempt. Whether an employee makes enough money in salary is one of the factors considered in determining whether an employee should be exempt from… Continue Reading Updated Overtime Pay Rules Go Into Effect On January 1, 2020
I’ve met with quite a few clients who have come to my office in Miami with severance agreements over the past few months. I should point out that Florida has no law that requires your employer to pay you a severance payment because you are being fired or laid off. While there certainly are times… Continue Reading Is A Severance Agreement Just Free Money?
I have a fairly unique perspective on non-compete agreements, as I’ve found myself litigating in Court on both sides (but not at the same time of course) of the issues involved during my practice. Recently, a few individuals were referred to me because they received a cease and desist letter in which a local law… Continue Reading Offense Can Be A Great Defense To Non-Compete Agreements
We at the FairLaw Firm are please to report that on July 12, 2018, after a 2-day federal jury trial before U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams, the jury returned a verdict for our client. After asking for a calculator during their deliberations, the jury returned a verdict for our client by awarding her the… Continue Reading Another Federal Trial Win!
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced a pilot program for employers to, basically, self-report violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The DOL indicated that its Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program is designed to allow employers to pay their employees the overtime wages and/or minimum wages… Continue Reading Amnesty for FLSA Violators