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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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Are Your Workers Subject to Minimum Wage?

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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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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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Sick Leave and Pay Under Florida Law

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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

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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?

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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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