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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 »

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 »

Discrimination Unveiled In The Restaurant Industry

By Robert S. Norell |

The restaurant industry is highly important for the U.S. economy and employment. From fast food to fast casual to fine dining, the industry provides jobs for an estimated 11 million individuals in the United States. However, while restaurants try to keep up with all of the new dining and culinary trends, many restaurants are… 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 »

Florida Business Owner Owes $365,000 for Racial Discrimination and Retaliation

By Robert S. Norell |

A recent case in Florida demonstrates that penalties can be severe for employers who violate federal and state discrimination laws and that victims of discrimination and retaliation can receive substantial compensation. The owner of the Florida-based company, Southeast Showclubs, LLC, which ran the Bliss Cabaret and other adult entertainment clubs, allegedly fired an African-American… Read More »

Recent Decisions Regarding an Employee’s Right to Religious Accommodations

By Robert S. Norell |

As the landscape of employment and discrimination law changes, you should be aware of your rights set out in laws and court decisions. Courts are constantly issuing new rulings that have an important effect on numerous employees and employers throughout the U.S. and the state of Florida. For this reason, if you believe your… Read More »

Employment Issues Involving Unpaid Interns

By Robert S. Norell |

With the challenging job market in recent years, many students or recent graduates seek to gain experience and build their resumes by accepting an unpaid internship. However, because unpaid interns are not considered to be “employees” for the sake of employment law, there are many legal issues that may arise in these situations. Minimum… 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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Robert S. Norell, P.A. is located in Plantation, FL and serves clients in and around Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Pembroke Pines, Opa Locka, North Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Hialeah, Miami, Boca Raton, Miami Beach, Broward County, Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County.

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