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Firm Profile: Akerman LLP
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Miami, FL 33131, United States
Contact: Eric Gordon, Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
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

Technical Violations of Statutes May No Longer Be Enough

“Have you been injured?” No longer just a query for auto accident victims, plaintiffs must increasingly be able to answer “yes” to that question before bringing suits for violations of statutory rights…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

New NLRB Decisions Favor Employers

With the change to a Republican President and the appointment of new NLRB members, the expectation that more pro-employer decisions will be issued has begun. Several NLRB decisions have re-established prior labor law precedents…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Website Accessibility Cases Proceed Despite Absence of Regulations

Recent trends indicate that ’tis always the season for web accessibility litigation, so with the new year, you should take a new look at your website. Businesses around the country, and especially in Florida, are discovering…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law

Joint Employer Standard Relaxed – For Now

Business owners, franchisors, contractors, and staffing agencies can breathe a little easier – for the moment – following the National Labor Relations Board’s reversal last month of a controversial Obama-era standard that…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Civility Legal Again

Rules mandating workplace civility and protection of confidential business information — recently the target of the National Labor Relations Board — are lawful again…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Gift: Staying Non-Union May Be A Little Easier

The NLRB offered a holiday gift to employers this year, overturning an Obama-era decision that allowed unions to organize “micro-units” of employees, by restoring a more employer-friendly standard to determine an “appropriate…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

An Employer’s Guide to Litigation Holds

Employers have a duty to preserve information that is potentially relevant to anticipated or existing litigation and failure to comply with that duty can have dire consequences. As such, issuing a litigation hold should be at…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

In the Continuing Battle Over Standing, Fair Credit Reporting Act Class Action Plaintiffs Must Show Actual Injury For Failure to Provide Stand Alone Notice

Employers who run background checks on prospective employees take note – applicants who sue prospective employers for Fair Credit Reporting Act violations for failure to provide notice in a stand-alone format may not be able to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Big Brother is Watching You: Feds Now Vetting Foreign Workers Via Social Media

Employers may need to start “following” the information their foreign national workers share on Twitter or Facebook, as the Department of Homeland Security is turning social media into the federal government’s latest…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Disabled Access: A Chance to Fix Your Premises Before Being Sued?

New legislation seeks to level the playing field for businesses that have been targeted by “drive-by” claims alleging discrimination by customers with disabilities who may have never even gone to visit the place of public…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Risks And Costs Of Using PTO Buckets In A Paid Leave Statute World

With a growing number of states and cities implementing paid sick leave statutes, employers with PTO policies may be wondering whether it still makes sense to bundle different types of time off – sick, personal, and vacation –…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Just A Tip: DOL One Step Closer To Rescinding Tip Pooling Regulation

Good news for restaurant employers: the regulation that says tips belong to the employee – regardless of whether the employer takes the tip credit or pays the full minimum wage — may soon be history. Last week, the Department of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The New Interview Taboo: Salary History Inquiries

Inquiries employers may make concerning job applicants have been under close scrutiny. Many states and cities already limit an employer’s ability to use or inquire about an applicant’s credit or criminal history. Now add salary…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

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
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