On November 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear challenges to the requirement that employer-provided health insurance include certain contraceptive methods. The Supreme Court will consider two cases:…more
In recent years the United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of businesses in several cases involving the enforceability of arbitration agreements. But as illustrated by a recent decision by Florida's Second District…more
Congress is currently considering the creation of a new protected class for purposes of workplace discrimination. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would create a new federally-protected class of individuals:…more
Claims by employees "blowing the whistle" on their employer are on the rise in today's workplace. Will you be ready when the whistle is blown on your company?…more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a major change to its rules regarding the way that employers report injury and illness data to the agency.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new rules that increase affirmative action requirements of direct federal contractors and subcontractors.
The OFCCP issued its final rules in the…more
Florida's current $7.79 hourly minimum wage rate will increase to $7.93 effective January 1, 2014. Florida's minimum wage law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to recalculate Florida's minimum wage…more
The Florida Whistleblower Act ("FWA") prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who object to, or refuse to participate in, the employer’s violation of a law, rule, or regulation. But most courts have held that an…more
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 offering…more
Do you ever get the idea that all developments out of Washington, DC are bad for employers? Well, at least in this instance, there is some good news for a change…more
Non-compete agreements need to actually prohibit the competitive activities at which they are aimed. Thus, they must reflect the reality of the businesses for which they are drafted…more
An IRS ”Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary and Other Income” arrives in your mailbox concerning one of your employees? What do you do?…more
Title VII generally protects employees who oppose employment practices made unlawful by Title VII, such as sexual harassment. But what happens when a manager disagrees with the way in which her employer handles an internal…more
The Florida Civil Rights Act, which, among other things, prohibits sex discrimination in employment, does not prohibit pregnancy discrimination, according to a recent decision by a federal judge in Florida.
If that sounds…more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week a “major restructuring” of its Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program that reflects an increased priority for federal whistleblower protections.
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