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EEOC will now process sexual orientation discrimination claims

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2015

On February 3rd, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an internal memorandum stating that the EEOC will now process and investigate

Truck driver with “current” diagnosis of alcoholism is not qualified under the ADA

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2015

An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act if he is qualified to perform the essential

Florida Whistleblower Act objector must prove an actual violation of law, says second DCA

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

The Florida private sector Whistleblower's Act protects employees who object or refuse to participate in a violation of a law, rule or regulation by

Employers cannot rely on timekeeping policies as a defense to FLSA claims

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2015

An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know

U.S. labor department and Florida Department of Revenue team up to prevent worker misclassification

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

Now more than ever, Florida employers should ensure they are properly classifying their workers.The U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida

New OSHA recordkeeping rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's revised recordkeeping rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015. OSHA's recordkeeping rule

Court slaps down EEOC subpoena, refusing to allow agency to expand its investigation

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that

Failure to disclose procedures dooms arbitration agreement

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

As a general rule, courts will uphold agreements that require employees to arbitrate their employment disputes. But an employer seeking to compel

NLRB protects Facebook "Like" and signals standard for analyzing social media posts

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") by discharging two employees for participating in a Facebook posting by a former

Persuading employee to work rather than taking unpaid leave may result in FMLA violation

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a