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EEOC will now process sexual orientation discrimination claims

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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
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  • 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

New York trial court provides guidance on application of corrections law factors

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2015

It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be

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

  • Akerman LLP
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  • 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

NLRB rules that employers must permit non-business use of email

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

The National Labor Relations Board, in a 3-2 decision, has held that employee use of email for activities directed to terms and conditions of

Update: time spent going through security is not indispensable and, therefore, is not compensable

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2014

In an important decision under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling in Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. in

Florida's minimum wage increases to $8.05 in 2015

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, employers must be aware of the pending increase in wages for their nonexempt employees. Florida's minimum wage will