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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

New, Even Broader, Joint Employer Test Adopted

Employers may think the concept of joint employer being pushed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is overly broad, but a recent decision by a federal appellate court in Richmond, Virginia adopts the most expansive…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

State and Local Governments: Battling for Control of Workplace Laws

While some states are taking action to bar cities and local governments from regulating the workplace, cities and counties appear to be countering that effort by implementing innovative worker protections…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legislators Jump into Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ring

Employers take note: On the heels of the Seventh Circuit landmark and controversial ruling last week that Title VII does, in fact, prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, a group of prominent democratic U.S…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Whistleblower Split Widens

Employers take heed: there is a further split in authority as to whether whistleblowers are protected under the Dodd-Frank Act if they only report securities-law violations internally, and not to the Securities and Exchange…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Proposed Employee Wellness Legislation Might Undermine Protections of GINA

Employees who don’t want to disclose genetic information about themselves and their families to their employers may have to pay a stiff price for that privacy in the future. The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health

It’s Audit Season: Have You Audited Your Website’s Accessibility?

Audit season is in full swing. Businesses now are working with auditors on their tax and other audits to ensure compliance with various financial regulations. But there is one audit that many businesses have yet to undertake and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Loose Lips Can Constitute Interference with FMLA Leave

Disclosure of medical confidential information can result in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference claim, even when the employer does not actually interfere with the employee’s right to take FMLA leave. So held a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Will The NLRB’s Protection of Unacceptable Conduct Last?

It’s ironic, isn’t it? While the EEOC could find an employer liable for tolerating racist or sexist remarks by employees, the NLRB has repeatedly found employers liable for failing to do so under the guise of protecting…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Violence Policy and Prevention Program Is a Smart Start

Recent news reports of active shooter situations provide a stark reminder: employers, regardless of size or industry, should have an action plan for responding to a threatening or violent situation in the workplace. Yet, many…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Up Against the Wall: New Immigration Measures Impact Employers

Employers will likely experience new challenges as the Trump Administration continues to expand its immigration enforcement efforts. Immigrants–including lawful permanent residents—can be subject to deportation for relatively…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

LGBT Rights Up in the Air

Changes that may impact LGBT rights in the workplace have employers spinning. This week’s news about the Trump administration’s rescission of federal guidance allowing transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to their…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

States May Step Into Void Created by Demise of DOL’s Overtime Rule

Since the Department of Labor announced the new overtime rule last May, we have been closely following its rocky implementation in a series of posts. Presently, the rule – which would render an estimated 4 million workers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

What’s in a Pronoun? Liability for Employers

Political correctness in the workplace has become increasingly complex. Employers who have referred to transitioning employees with the wrong pronoun have found themselves in the crosshairs of the EEOC. But what about those…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Executive Orders Impacting Immigrants in the Workplace

Employers are advised to restrict international travel for employees who are not U.S. citizens. This is particularly so for employees from the seven countries targeted by President Trump’s January 27 Executive Order restricting…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Revised Version of the Form I-9 Became Mandatory on January 22, 2017

As of January 22, 2017, U.S. employers should be using the new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification, available. Federal immigration law requires that U.S. employers use the Form I-9 to verify the identity and…more
 /  Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law
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