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When an Employer Can Be Held for an Employee’s Acts of Sexual Harassment

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

With the #MeToo movement that took off in 2017, women across the country have found the courage to speak out against sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as sexual assault. Dozens of high profile movie producers, actors, politicians, CEOs, news anchors, and employers have been called out, sued, and terminated for their unlawful… Read More »

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Discriminatory Hiring Advertisements

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

As an employer, you can violate employment law before you even hire or interview a potential employee. Employment discrimination often occurs at the advertising level all the way through recruitment, hiring, wage discrepancies, harassment in the workplace, promotion—or lack thereof—and position termination. An experienced West Palm Beach employment attorney can help you avoid all… Read More »

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Avoid Miscategorizing Employees

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

The American workforce has made some major changes since the 1950s. It used to be that workers held the same job, or stayed in the same field of work, for decade after decade. As manufacturing moved to other countries, American workers had to become more specialized, often moving from one job to the next… Read More »

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Appropriate Lunch Breaks

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

It is no secret that the highlight of many employees’ workday is their lunch break. Lunch breaks and other breaks may be a requirement under Florida and federal law, depending on what is written in their employment contracts, the age of the employee, and the number of consecutive hours they work. Failing to give… Read More »

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Fighting Allegations of ADA Reasonable Accommodation Discrimination

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for employees with physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of their major life activities, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees with records of such impairments also qualify as having a disability, and may require reasonable… Read More »

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Florida Set to Increase its Minimum Wage

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

The Florida Minimum Wage Act applies to all employees in the state who are covered by federal minimum wage laws and requires the Department of Economic Opportunity to recalculate the minimum wage rate every year in September. These changes will have a direct and significant impact on employers across the state, so if you… Read More »

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Wage Recovery Under Federal Law

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Employees who can prove that they are owed unpaid wages can seek recovery of those wages, in addition to punitive damages, by filing a claim in civil court. This can have devastating consequences for employers, many of whom are unaware of payment discrepancies due to payroll or record keeping errors, so if you have… Read More »

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Preventing Americans With Disabilities Act Claims

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. The purpose of the ADA is to make available wide-ranging civil rights protections to those with disabilities.   The definition of a disability for the purpose of the ADA is any mental or physical impairment that puts substantial limitations on at least one significant… Read More »

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Are Your Workers Subject to Minimum Wage?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

For Florida employers, there are many things to consider when choosing an employee. Are they a good fit? Do they have the training and skills needed to get the job done? Will they stick around long enough to make all the lost time and training worth the investment? Among the questions many employers ask… Read More »

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Workplace Retaliation in Florida

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

In cases where employees are subjected to harassment and/or discrimination in their place of work, they are entitled to report such illegal happenings and behaviors to their employers. Additionally, employees also have the right to report such activity to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees that report discrimination have certain legal protections against… Read More »

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