Being served with a lawsuit from an employee can trigger a lot of emotions ranging from anger about being sued, to disappointment after having treated that employee so well, to fear about what could happen as a result of the lawsuit. A process server is responsible for delivering a copy of the Summons and Complaint.… Continue Reading 5 Things NOT To Do Once Served With A Lawsuit From An Employee
On February 10, 2022, the U.S. Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The Act will become federal law once President Biden signs it, which is expected to occur soon. Once signed, this law will invalidate any agreement that requires claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault… Continue Reading Ending Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims
We Have A Legal Solution To Employee Retention One of the themes that I consistently hear from clients of FairLaw Firm who own or run businesses is that they are now having a hard time both attracting new employees and keeping their existing employees. While not a solution for every client, I have a solution… Continue Reading Want To Prevent Your Employees From Leaving?
What Should You Do With That Demand Letter? FairLaw Firm has a lot of experience with demand letters in the employment setting. We have sent out demand letters, responded to demand letters, and reviewed demand letters that our clients received but to which they never responded. Demand letters, while infuriating, should not be ignored. There… Continue Reading What Should You Do With That Demand Letter?
Mandatory Covid-19 Policies One of the hottest topics in employment law these days is whether employers can require that their employees be vaccinated. The current state of the law is that an employer in Florida can (is allowed to) require that all of its employees to be vaccinated, with limited exceptions. Those exceptions include employees with certain… Continue Reading Can Florida Employers Require Employees To Be Vaccinated?
Employers in various industries, such as construction, roofing, landscaping, as well as those involved in production, maintenance, and/or cleaning services often use a day rate model to pay their employees. Over the years, both employers and employees have come to FairLaw Firm and asked if it was legal to pay a worker a set amount… Continue Reading Is Paying A Day Rate Legal?
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