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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

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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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Reasons to Hire an Attorney to Draft Florida Employment Contracts

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Employment contracts, when used properly, can be a great tool for employers. However, when you draft one, it is your obligation as the employer to clearly explain all the employment terms prior to the employee signing it. If there are details missing or the contract contradicts applicable labor laws, you could increase the chances… Read More »

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Employment Separation Agreements

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

If you own a company, you are likely already very familiar with how difficult it can be to terminate an employee. However, it is a task you must deal with if your business has employees other than just the business owners. It’s important that if you plan to let someone go, you are doing… Read More »

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Are Employers Required to Offer Severance Pay in Florida?

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If you are an employer in Florida, you will be faced with the uncomfortable task of terminating an employee at some point in time. And, you may be unsure whether you are required to offer that employee any type of severance package. Florida does not have any laws requiring a company to offer someone… Read More »

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Preventing Family and Medical Leave Act Retaliation Claims in Florida

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

If you own a private business that employs more than 50 people, you may be obligated to offer Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to your employees. Government agencies at all levels, as well as elementary and secondary school employees, regardless of how many employees there are, are also covered under the FMLA…. Read More »

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Vicarious Liability in Florida: When are You Liable for Your Employee’s Actions?

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It’s widely known that there are cases where you as the employer can be held responsible for your employee’s actions while they are on the clock. However, there may be select scenarios where you could be held liable even if the act happened outside of their normal job duties. The legal theory of vicarious… Read More »

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Defending Florida Unpaid Wage and Overtime Pay Claims

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

There are both federal and state laws that require an employer to adhere to certain guidelines when it comes to overtime pay and minimum wage. It’s imperative that as the employer, you keep detailed records on all employees, which includes: Compensation Hours worked Vacation days, holidays, etc. Meal and break times Sick days Unfortunately,… Read More »

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How EEOC Claims Negatively Affect an Employer

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As an employer, you are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on factors like ethnicity, sex, disability, age, and more. When an employee feels there has been some type of discrimination, they may file a complaint, known as a Charge of Discrimination, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Even if the claims prove to… Read More »

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