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Automatic Payroll Deductions for Lunch Breaks May Violate the Rights of Florida Employees

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Nonexempt employees are entitled to be paid if they work through lunch. Yet some employers have a policy that automatically deducts a lunch period from the time an employee works each day, whether or not the employee stops working. Federal law makes that practice unlawful, and Florida employment lawyers are holding employers accountable when… Read More »

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How to Protect Yourself from Age Discrimination

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

What does age discrimination look like in today’s workplace? The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act aims to protect those who are 40 or older from being discriminated against in hiring and/or employment actions, but given that many senior positions already belong to those who are 40 or older, just what kind of age… Read More »

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The Employment Discrimination Many Don’t See

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Most people are familiar with the most common types of employment discrimination – discrimination based on age, disability, race, religion, etc. – but there are other types of discrimination in the workplace that can be harder to spot; discrimination that, nonetheless, can have a significant impact on workers’ employment rights under the law. Discrimination… Read More »

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Important Updates and Clarifications Concerning Discrimination Based On National Origin

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Many people do not realize that, while Title VII has always protected people from job discrimination based on national origin, last November, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published enforcement guidance on concerns associated with this specific type of harassment and discrimination. While the guidance serves as a reminder to employers that they cannot… Read More »

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2017: Important Changes in Florida’s Workplaces

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Many changes are set to take place in Florida workplaces in 2017. For example, in November, Florida voters legalized the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from specific conditions—such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, etc. In addition, Florida also increased its minimum wage, up to $8.10 as of January 1st. It is… Read More »

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Key Employment Discrimination Cases & Decisions Of 2016

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

There were many notable employment discrimination cases decided this year, especially those involving sex bias and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pushing for LGBT protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Some of those important cases involved the following decisions: Constructive Discharge In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that… Read More »

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$3.3 Million Verdict against Company for Violating Child Labor Laws

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

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 »

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Zillow Settles Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Labor Law Violations

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

It’s been a difficult year for online real estate database company the Zillow Group (“Zillow”), as this month, the company settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of violating federal labor laws, agreeing to pay up to $6 million in association with the lawsuit. The company was specifically accused of failing to provide overtime and… Read More »

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Administration Defends Labor Law Executive Order

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

The Obama Administration’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” directive enabled federal agencies to turn away federal contractors with workplace violations, that is, until one federal district court judge blocked it. The order would have gone into effect on November 15th, making a strong statement that companies doing business with the federal government need to… Read More »

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New EEOC Guidance on Unlawful Retaliation

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Employment discrimination can come in many forms. While you may think that harassment or wrongful termination may be the primary forms of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that the most common form of discrimination is actually retaliation. In fact, retaliation is reportedly a part of nearly half… Read More »

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