Jennifer T. Williams

Jennifer T. Williams

Akerman LLP

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Irregular Attendance May Render An Employee With A Disability "Unqualified"

In a recent case, Daniel Mecca v. Florida Health Services Center, Inc., Case No. 8:12-cv-02561 (M.D. Fla. February 3, 2014), a federal court in Florida held that where regular attendance is an "essential function" of a...more

3/13/2014 - ADA Disability Employer Liability Issues FMLA Reasonable Accommodation Termination

Employers Prepare For Minimum Wage Increases In 2014

Florida's current $7.79 hourly minimum wage rate will increase to $7.93 effective January 1, 2014. Florida's minimum wage law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to recalculate Florida's minimum wage...more

11/5/2013 - COLA FLSA Minimum Wage

The Continuing Saga Of Unpaid Workers & Misclassification Issues

Worker misclassification continues to be an issue at the forefront of today's workplace....more

8/13/2013 - Class Action FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Minimum Wage Misclassification Unpaid Interns Volunteers Wages

Unpaid Internships: What Are the Rules for Employers?

The tradition of hiring unpaid summer interns has a long, established history for many employers. The role of internships has expanded from an informal, summertime experience to workers looking to make a career change or get...more

7/5/2013 - Career Development DOL Employee Rights Employer Mandates Full-Time Employees Internships Unpaid Interns

An Ounce Of Prevention: Employers Should Take Precautions Now To Prepare For The 2013 Hurricane Season

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy last Fall and the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, forecasters are predicting an aggressive 2013 hurricane season, which started on June 1st. Employers should take time before the storm hits to...more

6/6/2013 - ADA Exempt-Employees FLSA FMLA Natural Disasters Non-Exempt Employees Wage and Hour Wages

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