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Category Archives: Labor and Employment

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Sick Leave and Pay Under Florida Law

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

In today’s world of working from home and telecommuting employees often choose to work from home when they are feeling too sick to go into work or even when recovering from severe medical conditions. Often the question that comes up is whether or not an employer has to give its employees paid sick leave…. Read More »

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Employees Versus Independent Contractors

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Employers may believe that there is not a big difference between an employee and independent contractor. However, improperly classifying a worker as an independent contractor or vice versa can lead to serious and costly ramifications. Some employers may think that by labeling an employee as an independent contractor that is how they will be… Read More »

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Should You Settle an Employee Lawsuit in Florida?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Many employers wonder what the right course of action is when an employee brings a claim or lawsuit against them for an alleged violation of a state or federal employment or labor law. Should you settle and get rid of the claim as soon as possible, even if the claim lacks merit? Or should… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations on Employment Law Claims in Florida?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

As a business owner, the last thing you want to have to concern yourself with is the potential for future litigation. Unfortunately, it’s a reality that many employers know all too well. Some business owners worry that an employee who claims they were wrongfully terminated can come back 15 years later and file a… Read More »

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How West Palm Beach Employer Counseling Can Help Your Business

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

If you have never heard of, or thought about, employer counseling services for your business, you should. Even companies that only have a handful of employees are subject to numerous federal, state, and local employment laws. Hiring a West Palm Beach employment law attorney can help ensure your business remains compliant with all applicable… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Florida Employment Contracts

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

If you are contemplating whether or not to have employment contracts for some or all of your employees, it is important to consider both their pros and cons. In addition, it is best to speak with a West Palm Beach labor and employment law attorney who can review the specifics of your particular situation… Read More »

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Understanding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Protected Classes

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

If you run a company, hiring and firing employees will be a necessity. Florida is an at-will employment state, which means you have the right to terminate an employee for no reason. However, you are prohibited from firing someone solely because they are part of a protected class. Protected classes are covered under Title… Read More »

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Legally Terminating an Employee in Florida

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Wrongful termination claims are something that any business dreads, and for good reason. They are time consuming, expensive, and no one wants to be accused of violating a federal or state law. If you’re a business owner in Florida, it’s important to reduce your risk of receiving a wrongful termination claim. One of the… Read More »

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Defending Wage Claims in Florida: The Creative Professional Exemption

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

As an employer, you are required under federal and state laws to follow certain guidelines when it comes to overtime and minimum wage payments to your employees. To protect yourself from potential wage claims, it’s important to keep proper documentation and accurate record keeping of your employees’ vacations, holidays, hours worked, etc. In some… Read More »

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Hiring a Florida EEOC Charges Defense Attorney

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

As an employer in the United States, you may face a charge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at some point. Do you know what happens next or how to handle the situation? A charge from the EEOC is not something that you should brush off or take lightly. It’s important to understand… Read More »

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