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Firm Profile: Akerman LLP
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Eric Gordon, 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
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Protected Conduct or Hate Speech? Managing Diverse Viewpoints in the Workplace

Recent events have underscored the difficulties employers face in managing diverse workforces in which employees hold a wide-range of political perspectives. The mere discussion of the news of the day can create divisive…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Gender Identity Discrimination – Prohibited or Not?

Still confused as to where the Trump administration stands on whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on gender identity? Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent announcement should clarify that for you. So what’s an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Wellness Developments: Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse

As we alluded in our “Preparing for the Unknown: Open Enrollment 2018” blog post, employers that are finalizing their employee benefit plan designs in advance of the 2018 plan year would be well-advised to monitor the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Mandatory Flu Vaccination Policies: Time for a Check-Up

After a measles outbreak at Disneyland spread to 134 Californians and residents in six other states and two other countries, California adopted a law removing “personal belief” exemptions from vaccinating children in public or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Immigration Enforcement and Deadlines: A Pause for Disasters

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put a hold on immigration enforcement operations in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Routine non-criminal immigration enforcement operations will not be conducted at…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Disasters and the Workforce: Navigating Stormy Waters

Thousands of Florida coastal residents were ordered to evacuate last week in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, even as their employers remained open. A pizza restaurant manager made headlines when he threatened action against…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Form Nixed for Now

Employers that have been struggling with whether to undertake the arduous task of assembling the 2017 pay data required by the new EEO-1 form can breathe a sigh of relief: the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has nixed it…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Higher Costs for Highly Skilled Foreign Workers in Store for Employers?

Despite the absence of new regulations or policies enacted following the President’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, a recent shift in the adjudication of H-1B visas indicates the Administration’s policy…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dogged by Dogs at Work: Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Suppose you hire Kristin Chenoweth to be your new TV show host, and she shows up on the set with her dog Thunder, claiming she needs the dog for emotional support. Must you allow this distraction?…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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
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