Richard D. Tuschman

Richard D. Tuschman

Akerman LLP

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Florida's Minimum Wage Is Now $7.93

Florida's minimum wage rate increased to $7.93 effective January 1, 2014. As we reported in November, Florida's minimum wage law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to recalculate Florida's minimum wage...more

1/3/2014 - FLSA Minimum Wage Tips Wages

It's Official - Offering Full Monetary Relief Without A Judgment Will Not Moot FLSA Case

Last year we reported on the Eleventh Circuit's decision in Zinni v. ER Solutions, Inc. (11th Cir., August 27, 2012), which seemed to signal that a defendant in a Fair Labor Standards Act case cannot moot the case by...more

10/22/2013 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Mootness No-Action Relief Unpaid Overtime

Minimum Wage And Overtime Pay Extended To Certain Direct Home Care Workers

On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime protections to cover certain direct care workers such as...more

9/19/2013 - Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Healthcare Home Health Care Minimum Wage Over-Time

Employer's Back Door Settlement Of FLSA Claim Backfires

An employer's settlement of a Fair Labor Standards Act claim directly with a former employee rather than with the former employee's attorney was invalid and should not have been approved by the federal district court,...more

7/31/2013 - Employer Liability Issues FLSA Legal Representatives Settlement Voluntary Dismissals

Eleventh Circuit Weighs in On Several Important FLSA Issues

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion that has significant implications for employers and employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Lamonica, et al. v. Safe Hurricane...more

3/11/2013 - Corporate Officers FLSA Fluctuating Workweek Jury Instructions Undocumented Immigrants

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