Edmund J. McKenna

Edmund J. McKenna

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2017

In 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that established a statewide minimum wage. The Florida minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. The Florida...more

10/21/2016 - Constitutional Amendment Consumer Price Index FLSA Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Florida’s Workers’ Comp System Goes Back to the Future . . . at the Expense of Your Premiums

On April 16, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court will hear another in a long line of cases brought by plaintiffs’ lawyers trying to turn the clock back on Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law. Before 2003, employers in Florida had...more

2/10/2016 - Exclusive Remedy FL Supreme Court Premiums Workers Compensation Awards Workers Compensation Reform Workplace Injury

New Pinellas County Wage Theft Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1

The commissioners of Pinellas County recently adopted a wage theft ordinance that will become effective on January 1, 2016. The ordinance provides that if any employer fails to pay wages of at least $60 due to an employee 14...more

12/11/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Local Ordinance Preponderance of the Evidence Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour Wage Theft

Hillsborough County, Florida Passes Wage Theft Ordinance

On October 21, 2015, the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners enacted the “Hillsborough County Wage Recovery Ordinance.” By it terms, the ordinance applies to all employers within Hillsborough County and any company...more

12/11/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Burden of Proof Local Ordinance Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour Wage Theft

Ogletree Governmental Affairs State Round-Up

In the past few months, a number of state and local developments have emerged that are likely to resonate across the country. The following is a tour of some of the most recent and significant state-specific legislation,...more

12/2/2015 - Commercial Truck Drivers Commuter Tax Benefits Franchisee Independent Contractors Minimum Wage

Florida’s Minimum Wage Likely to Remain Unchanged on January 1, 2016

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a...more

10/19/2015 - Constitutional Amendment Consumer Price Index Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FLSA Minimum Wage Tipped Employees

City of St. Petersburg, Florida Passes Wage Theft Ordinance

Under the new City of St. Petersburg “wage theft” ordinance, an employer commits wage theft when the employer fails to pay wages, or a portion of wages, due to an employee within a “reasonable time” (typically 14 business...more

4/21/2015 - Employer Mandates Local Ordinance New Legislation Wage Theft

Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law...more

10/27/2014 - Employee Rights FLSA Minimum Wage Wage and Hour Wages

Increase in Florida’s Minimum Wage

In 2004, the state of Florida enacted a constitutional amendment, establishing a state minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage....more

10/15/2012 - Minimum Wage Wages

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