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Firm Profile: Akerman LLP
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: James S. Bramnick, Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair
Phone: 305.374.5600
Fax: 305.374.5095
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Heads Up: Employers Must Use Yet Another New I-9 Form

Employers need to switch to yet another new I-9 Form on or before September 18, 2017. The latest update–the second revision to the I-9 since the beginning of the Trump Administration—does not reflect any significant substantive…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Calling for Input: At What Salary Should A Worker Be Exempt From Overtime?

Now that the Department of Labor has gone back to the drawing board with the new regulation that set a $47,476 threshold salary for white collar employees to be exempt from overtime, it would like to hear from you…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is Your Parental Leave Policy Discriminatory?

Still think only moms are the primary caregivers for children? That ’50s era mindset is the subject of an ACLU charge of discrimination recently filed with the EEOC claiming that JPMorgan Chase’s parental leave policy…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Predictive Scheduling and the Fight for a “Fair Workweek”: What Employers Need to Know

Retailers and fast food companies in particular should be aware of the growing push for “fair workweek” legislation at the city, state, and federal levels. In just the past few years, over a dozen states and cities have…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

DOJ About-Face: Supporting Class Action Waivers, Parting Ways with the NLRB

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just switched sides in a trio of high profile arbitration cases now pending before the Supreme Court, joining with the employers to argue that the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) ban…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Preparing for the Unknown: Open Enrollment 2017

With Open Enrollment season just around the corner, employers have been hoping for answers regarding the direction of health insurance under the Trump Administration. However, it’s looking like clarity is a long way off. Despite…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

DOL Drops New Salary Regulation

The Department of Labor is abandoning the new salary regulation that set a $47,476 threshold salary for employees to be exempt from overtime and intends to go back to the drawing board, based on a brief filed by the DOL on June…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

DOL: "Joint Employer" and "Independent Contractor" Guidance Out and Wage and Hour Opinion Letters In

On the heels of withdrawing published interpretations of the concepts of “joint employer” and “independent contractor,” the Secretary of Labor announced this week that it will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters. Opinion…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Your Workplace

Are racial issues, religious differences, and gender norms creating tension in your workplace? Are the caustic exchanges so evident in news coverage today starting to crop up in the office? Are employees complaining of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Saved – Or Sunk – By the Job Description?

A job description identifying essential job functions can be an employer’s best friend—if drafted correctly. Two recent cases illustrate the importance of accurate job descriptions.Eddy Reyes was a sales representative for a…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Finally in Play: A Refresher on the Fiduciary Rule for Plan Sponsors

On the heels of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s announcement that the Department of Labor’s oft-delayed “Fiduciary Rule” would finally take effect on June 9th, Congressmen introduced new legislation on June 8th to overturn…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

EB-5 Visa Program: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Concerns over the EB-5 “Gold” visa have been revived since Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner’s sister pitched the prospect of EB-5 immigration visas to Chinese investors. While the program may appear an easy path to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Steps for Solving the Wage Deduction Dilemma

Figuring out what deductions from an employee’s wages are permitted and prohibited under the law is a quandary. May an employer deduct an employee’s wages for personal charges on the company’s credit card? What about the cost to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Bill Permitting “Comp Time” in Lieu of Overtime Heads to Senate

A Republican proposal to allow private employers to offer employees compensatory time off in lieu of paying overtime at time–and–a–half their regular rate has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and next moves to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Whistleblowing Increases with Increasing Visibility

While the current administration is taking steps to dismantle what it views as excessive regulation, one thing is clear: whistleblowers continue to blow the whistle, and ever more visibly so…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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