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Misclassified Manager at Mobile Wireless Retailer Claims Tax Fraud and Unpaid Overtime

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A manager at a local mobile wireless retailer recovered $53,000 in civil damages for fraudulent filing of information returns, as well as unpaid overtime wages that were owed to her. In this case, the client received several fraudulent W-2 forms from her employer over the course of her employment with the company. The employer… Read More »

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Misclassified Manager at Local Art Gallery Recovered $16,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A manager at a local art gallery recovered $16,000 overtime and liquidated damages. In this case, the client worked approximately 50 hours per week. Although the client’s job title included the word “manager,” his job duties were not so much managerial. In addition, the client did not manage or supervise employees. In order to… Read More »

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78-Year-Old Pharmacist Recovered $75,000 for Age Discrimination Case

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A pharmacist at a popular retail pharmacy recovered $75,000 for alleged age discrimination. The client worked for the pharmacy for 19 years and was considered one of its most experienced pharmacists. The age discrimination initiated with comments made by management like “the methods you use do not cater to millennials” and “you should spend… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Golf Course Volunteers

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Currently we are pursuing a case against Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department’s for its practice of filling certain positions with “volunteers.” The case is pending in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. A link to the filed complaint can be located here: Golf Course Volunteer Lawsuit. Those positions include… Read More »

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“Volunteer” Cart Attendant at Golf Course Recovers $26,000 in Unpaid Minimum Wages

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client worked as an unpaid bag person/cart attendant who performed the following job duties: cleaned and retrieved golf carts, charged/gassed up carts, operated the range ball picker and cleaned range balls, received bags from members and guests, cleaned and distributed water coolers throughout the course, and cleaned member/guests clubs at… Read More »

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Hotel Restaurant Waitress Recovers $45,000 for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client was a waitress in a restaurant and bar for over 10 years. The client was sexually harassed and victimized for years by the General Manager. She never spoke up about any of his sexual comments or lewd behavior in the past for fear of losing her job. Once the… Read More »

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Registered Nurse Recovers $148,000 for Florida Private Whistleblower Act Violation

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client was a registered nurse at a local medical and behavioral treatment center. The client became aware of unlawful medication dispensing amongst her coworkers that was not permitted and violated health care standards. The client immediately reported the incident to her direct supervisor in belief that she was required to… Read More »

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Vehicle Mechanic at Local Power Plant Recovers $225,000 for Military Discrimination, Retaliation, and Wage Loss

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In this case, the client had been a member of the United States Army and Army National Guard for over 25 years and recently retired with an honorable discharge. In addition to his military obligations, the client also had a private sector job as a mechanic for a local power plant. Over the course… Read More »

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Healthcare Employee Claims Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A health information technician at a local hospital recovered $25,000 in compensatory damages as a result of sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. In this case, the client was repeatedly harassed by a coworker’s abusive and offensive comments and behavior, thus creating a hostile work environment. The client brought the issue to the… Read More »

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Customer Service Manager at Cosmetic Company Recovered $15,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages 

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A customer service manager at a local cosmetic company recovered $15,000 in unpaid overtime wages. In this case, the client was paid on salary and worked more than 40 hours per week, but did not receive any overtime compensation. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires non-exempt employees to be paid time and one half… Read More »

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