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Florida’s Minimum Wage Rises to $8.25 in 2018

Florida’s minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2018 as follows: - Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 15 cents from $8.10 to $8.25 per hour. - Florida’s minimum wage for tipped employees will increase by 15...more

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Obama-Era Overtime Rule

The Obama-era overtime rule that was temporarily enjoined at the eleventh hour last fall has been permanently struck down as invalid. In late November 2016, a federal court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction...more

What Employers Need to Know About Florida's New Medical Marijuana Law

In addition to selecting a new President, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which amends the Florida Constitution to legalize medical marijuana for use by individuals with specific debilitating medical conditions, as...more

Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule - How Should Your Business Respond?

Last week, a federal court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that temporarily blocks the implementation of the DOL’s new overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on...more

Looking Ahead: President Trump, the Overtime Rule, and Other Impacts on the Employment Landscape

The U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule will take effect December 1st unless a federal judge in Texas issues an injunction after a hearing next week in an action challenging the rule. In the meantime, employers must...more

Florida's Minimum Wage Rises to $8.10 in 2017

Florida’s minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2017 as follows: - Florida’s minimum wage will increase by five cents from $8.05 to $8.10 per hour. - Florida’s minimum wage for tipped employees will...more

BREAKING! U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Earning Less than $47,476 are Entitled to Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), at the direction of the White House, issued the long-anticipated final rule that substantially increases the minimum pay threshold necessary for certain “white-collar” administrative,...more

U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Earning Less Than $47,476 Must Be Paid Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), at the direction of the White House, issued the long-anticipated final rule that substantially increases the minimum pay threshold necessary for certain “white-collar” administrative,...more

No Change to Florida’s Minimum Wage in 2016

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (“DEO”) has announced that the minimum wage in Florida will remain at $8.05 per hour for 2016. The minimum wage for employees who earn tips will remain at $5.03 per hour....more

BREAKING NEWS! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Important Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Employers should take note of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding workplace accommodations to pregnant employees. The question presented was whether the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires...more

FMLA Leave Extended to Legally Married Same-Sex Spouses

Effective March 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) expands coverage to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the employee lives in a state that does...more

FMLA To Cover Legally Married Same-Sex Spouses Beginning Next Week: What This Means For Employers

Effective March 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) expand coverage to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the employee lives in a state that does...more

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Post-Shift Security Screenings are Not Compensable

In a highly-anticipated employment law case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that time spent by employees who undergo employer-required post-shift security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards...more

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