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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?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

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?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

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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5 Mistakes Employers Make Before Even Interviewing a Candidate

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You may assume mistakes in an interview are limited to the prospective employee; however, the truth is, many employers make their share of mistakes when it comes to interviewing someone for a position. When you have a small business, a mistake can be amplified since the owner is also acting as a hiring manager,… Read More »

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