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Federal Labor Laws All Florida Employers Should Know

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

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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Can Employers Administer Drug Tests to Employees in Florida?

By Pincus & Currier LLP |

Testing employees for drugs is certainly a controversial subject. Many employers want to maintain a drug-free environment in the workplace, but it’s also understandable that employees have concerns about privacy.  Before you decide to administer drug tests to all your employees in Florida, it’s important to understand what the law allows. If you have… Read More »

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Why Use Employee Arbitration Provisions?

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Are you considering having your employees sign an arbitration clause? With arbitration provisions, the employee agrees to resolve any outstanding disputes through the use of arbitration, not through standard litigation.  If you’re wondering whether or not these provisions are worth it, here’s a look at some of the potential benefits to using arbitration clauses…. Read More »

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Defending Against Florida Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace

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Sexual harassment is front and center in the news lately, but it is not an issue that only affects the public sector. Private businesses face harassment claims as well. And, if your company is being sued by someone who is claiming they were sexually harassed, you need to take the matter very seriously. It’s… Read More »

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