Each year usually starts with a lot of resolutions and good intentions that fall by the wayside, mostly for lack of a plan. One resolution of all employers should be to update their policies and practices to comply with the new employment law issues and trends which took effect over the prior year. This sounds like a complex and insurmountable task unless one follows Mr. Twain’s excellent advice. To assist Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s clients, I have broken down this task into eight manageable topics that address the most important and common employment law issues I encounter in assisting clients. Now it is just up to you to start on the first one.

1. Fair Labor Standards Act -

The FLSA requires the payment of minimum wage and/ or overtime to non-exempt employees. The number of FLSA lawsuits filed each year continues to rise and Florida accounts for over one-third of all such lawsuits filed in the United States. As the barrage of radio ads and billboards indicate, our state is ground zero for such claims. It is vital that employers conduct a FLSA audit to ensure that they do not become a target. To help avoid liability, employers should take the following steps...

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