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Disney Agrees To Pay Close To $4 Million to Florida Employees after Overtime Violations

By Robert S. Norell |

On March 17th, it was announced that Disney agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 Florida employees of the Disney Vacation Club Management Corporation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts after the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division found that it failed to compensate these employees for work… Read More »

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Florida Farmworkers in Danger from Unsafe Transportation

By Robert S. Norell |

A lack of safe transportation is a regular problem for thousands of migrant farmworkers in Florida every year. There are chronic problems with our U.S.-based agricultural system, which depends upon a reliable (and seemingly endless) supply of low-wage workers. These workers—and our system—depend upon workers have access to free, safe transportation to and from… Read More »

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$3.3 Million Verdict against Company for Violating Child Labor Laws

By Robert S. Norell |

It’s an issue we don’t often hear about anymore (and probably haven’t since, perhaps, the industrial revolution): Companies violating child labor laws. And yet, on December 6th, a jury awarded one worker $3.3 million for injuries he sustained while working for a construction company—Precision Construction and Development, Inc.—seven years ago, when he was 15… Read More »

New Federal Overtime Guidelines

By Robert S. Norell |

One of the most common violations of federal and state wage laws in Florida involves denial of adequate overtime payments. Overtime violations can happen in many different ways, including miscalculating the hours an employee worked, misclassifying an employee as exempt from overtime requirements, and more. Whether an overtime violation was intentional or accidental, any… Read More »

Labor Law Violations Come in Many Forms

By Robert S. Norell |

Employees in Florida are protected by labor laws that ensure payment of proper wages and other fair treatment in the workplace. Specifically, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets out wage and hour guidelines with which companies must comply. Too often, however, violations of FLSA occur and employees unfairly lose money despite their hard… Read More »

DOL Changes May Provide Overtime Payments for Many Florida Employees

By Robert S. Norell |

In addition to a minimum hourly wage, employers are required to pay employees time-and-a-half of their regular wage for all overtime hours worked. Overtime regulations are complicated, however, as the law provides many exemptions from the overtime requirement. Some employers take advantage of these exemptions or misinterpret them in order to avoid paying deserving… Read More »

Wage Laws for Seasonal Workers

By Robert S. Norell |

As of July of 2015, 5.5 percent of individuals in Florida were unemployed. As a solution to unemployment, many people seek seasonal work until they find a full-time position. In addition, Florida has many seasonal job opportunities over the holidays, at theme parks, during baseball spring training, among others. Because seasonal workers are only… Read More »

Florida Minimum Wage Increase

By Robert S. Norell |

On January 1, 2015, the Florida minimum wage was increased by 12 cents an hour, which brings Florida’s minimum wage to $8.05. Florida’s minimum wage is now 80 cents above the $7.25 federal minimum wage.  The Fair Labor Standards Act contains a provision that if a state has set a higher minimum wage than… Read More »

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