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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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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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Personal Banker Recovered $38,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages and Retaliatory Termination  

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A personal banker at a local bank recovered $38,000 for unpaid overtime wages and retaliation damages. In this case, the client worked more than 40 hours in the workweek and the employer failed to compensate its personal banker(s) for their overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When the client raised… Read More »

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Customer Service Representative at Pool Service Business Recovered $14,000 in Unpaid Overtime Wages   

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A customer service representative at a local pool service business recovered $14,000 in unpaid overtime wages. In this case, the client worked an excess of forty (40) hours per week over the course of her employment. In an effort to cut labor costs, the employer not only shaved hours off of employees’ time cards,… Read More »

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