201504.06
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Back to Back Trial Victories for FairLaw Firm’s Clients

The FairLaw Firm first took the case of Oscar Bermudez Rodriguez to trial against Demolition King, Inc. and Guillermo Gonzalez before United States Magistrate John J. O’Sullivan on February 17-18, 2015. Mr. Bermudez claimed that he was misclassified as an independent contractor and deprived of overtime pay. Prior to trial, Mr. Bermudez had filed a… Continue Reading Back to Back Trial Victories for FairLaw Firm’s Clients

201311.08
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Wage Theft in the News Again

Wage Theft was in the news again, this time appearing on WSVN Channel 7 in Miami on Help Me Howard: WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miam Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco I think that Howard may have been a little mistaken. The only laws that would allow Melissa to get double her unpaid wages would be either… Continue Reading Wage Theft in the News Again

201205.15
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Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements – Consider Including This Language

Workers have it tough these days – which are not much different than any other day(s). But, there is a bright spot for those who lose their jobs. Courts are now trending towards holding employers to their agreements to NOT contest unemployment benefits. This case serves as an example of the recent trend – in… Continue Reading Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements – Consider Including This Language

201204.12
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Immigration Status Is Still Irrelevant To Overtime Pay Claims

Recently, the Department of Labor obtained a decision from a federal court in New York in Solis vs. Cindy’s Total Care, Inc. in which the Court ruled that evidence of immigration status was irrelevant to employees’ claims for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In particular, the Cour held that, “The Act contains… Continue Reading Immigration Status Is Still Irrelevant To Overtime Pay Claims

201203.28
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Home Health Care Workers May Soon Be Entitled To Overtime (And At Least Minimum Wage)

In-home health care workers are currently exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This means that they are not entitled to receive at least a minimum wage or overtime pay. But things may be changing. In December of 2011, the Obama administration announced that it wanted to expand the overtime and minimum wage protections… Continue Reading Home Health Care Workers May Soon Be Entitled To Overtime (And At Least Minimum Wage)

201203.20
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Deparment of Labor Letter?

My office gets contacted by employees who receive letters from the Department of Labor saying that they are owed back wages. These back wages are usually underpaid minimum wages or unpaid overtime pay. While I respect the Department of Labor and those in the local offices with whom I have spoken on matters, especially for the… Continue Reading Deparment of Labor Letter?

201202.21
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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