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Presidential Executive Order Seeks to Ban Federal Contractors with a History of Employment Law Violations

This week, the President signed an Executive Order designed to debar federal contractors (with contracts valued over $500,000) with a history of employment law violations from doing business with the federal government....more

8/4/2014 - Barack Obama Executive Orders Federal Contractors Policy Violations

Supreme Court Decides What it Means to “Change Clothes”

And you thought the U.S. Supreme Court only decided weighty issues. Actually, in the context of a unionized workforce, the Court’s decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. is a positive development for employers, but...more

1/30/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

EEOC Issues Itself a Report Card for FY2013

On December 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Performance Report for fiscal year 2013. The Report addresses the extent to which the EEOC has been able to achieve the goals it set in its 2013...more

12/23/2013 - Class Action Discrimination EEOC Settlement Strategic Enforcement Plan

Customer Sues Employer For Discriminatory Treatment By Employee

A few years ago, I wrote a piece called “The Customer is not Always Right” which focused on two discrimination cases. The first was filed by an African American nurse who was instructed not to enter the room of a patient who...more

11/15/2013 - Caregivers Discrimination EEOC Home Health Care Nurses

EEOC Uses Employer’s Email Server to Solicit Class Action Plaintiffs

Earlier this year, we discussed the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2013, and specifically the EEOC’s promised focus on “systemic age discrimination investigations.” Systemic investigations focus on companywide...more

9/5/2013 - Age Discrimination Class Action EEOC Subpoenas

The Growing Wave of ATM Accessibility Lawsuits

Florida banks and financial institutions should assess the extent to which their ATMs comply with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA). In a spate of lawsuits filed across the Country...more

8/23/2013

EEOC General Counsel Offers Enforcement Insights

EEOC General Counsel, P. David Lopez, spoke at this year’s Florida Bar Advanced Labor Topics Seminar, and offered insights into the issues of interest to the EEOC’s attorneys. The areas of interest were broken down into 4...more

4/10/2013 - Age Discrimination Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment

DOL’s Renewed Focus on Worker Misclassification

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a Request for Comments regarding its Proposal to spend $1,852,029.00 to conduct a first of its kind survey of employers and employees about their experiences and knowledge of worker...more

1/24/2013 - DOL FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification

EEOC Outlines Enforcement Priorities in Approved Plan

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved a Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) aimed at establishing national enforcement priorities and more effectively integrating enforcement responsibilities...more

1/16/2013 - EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan

Florida's Minimum Wage Increased for 2013

Florida is one of only 10 states which ties its minimum wage rate to the annual rate of inflation as reflected in the federal Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thus, every year the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity must...more

1/6/2013 - FLSA Minimum Wage Over-Time Tip Credit Tips Wages

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