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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

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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

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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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Avoiding Unnecessary Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

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Under the State of Florida and federal laws, sexual harassment is considered an illegal type discrimination based on sex. Employers are precluded from taking a passive role in cases where an employee files a grievance in relation to possible harassment. Employers have to maintain suitable guidelines and procedures in place to process, investigate and… Read More »

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Federal Labor Laws All Florida Employers Should Know

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As an employer, you are expected to know and follow all federal and state labor laws and regulations. Failure to do so can result in claims and lawsuits by current and former employees. Retaining a West Palm Beach labor and employment lawyer can help your business in numerous ways. At Pincus & Currier, LLP,… Read More »

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Preventing Age Discrimination Claims

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Older employees at some companies are continuously subjected to adverse employment actions and decisions based on stereotypes related to age. According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is against the law for businesses to make employment related decisions based on these stereotypes. For instance, a business letting an older employee go… Read More »

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Are Employees Allowed to Bring Their Guns into Work?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Throughout the past few years Florida has been overwhelmed with a number of notorious mass shootings. However, the State of Florida laws persist in the preference of the State’s closely followed pro-gun rights interpretation of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As a result, even in circumstances where Florida employers try to limit… Read More »

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