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Flirtation and brief touchings are not sexual harassment, Eleventh Circuit rules

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2009

When does flirtation and touching by a supervisor cross the line into sexual harassment in violation of Title VII?

Admission of "no reasonable cause" determination reversible error, rules 4th DCA

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2009

A trial court's decision to admit into evidence a Broward County Civil Rights Division "no reasonable cause" determination was an abuse of discretion and constituted reversible error, according to a recent decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeals

Does Dees v. Hydradry leave employers high and dry in FLSA settlements? (part I)

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2010

In Dees v. Hydradry, Case No. 8:09-cv-1405-T-23TBM (M.D. Fla., April 19, 2010), U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday issued a 29-page opinion that addresses the key issues pertaining to the settlement of FLSA cases in the Eleventh Circuit

Non-disabled applicant can go to trial based on company's pre-employment medical inquiry, says Eleventh Circuit

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2010

A non-disabled applicant for employment can proceed to trial under the Americans with Disabilities Act based on a company’s unlawful pre-employment medical inquiry, according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Harrison v. Benchmark Electronics Huntsville, Inc. (11th Cir. January 11, 2010

Flirtation and brief touchings are not sexual harassment - or are they?

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

Is the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals going to reverse its decision in the controversial case of Corbitt v. Home Depot?

Understanding Florida's workers' compensation retaliation statute

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2010

A plaintiff who alleges that his employer terminated his employment in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim is entitled to proceed to trial, according to a recent decision by the Third District Court of Appeals, Ortega v. Engineering Systems Technology, Inc. (Fla. 3d DCA, January 20, 2010

Eleventh Circuit affirms sanctions against plaintiffs' firm for solicitation

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2009

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court's entry of sanctions against the Shavitz Law Group, one of the leading plaintiff-side FLSA firms in Florida

SOX whistleblower must actually believe employer's conduct was illegal, says Eleventh Circuit

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

An employee claiming whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act must have actually believed that his company’s conduct was illegal in order to state a claim under the Act, according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Gale v. U.S. Department of Labor, Case No. 08-14232 (11th Cir., June 25, 2010

Understanding the Eleventh Circuit's Polycarpe decision

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2010

Recently I reported that the Eleventh Circuit’s decision in Polycarpe v. E&S Landscaping Services, Inc. will lead to an increase in the number of FLSA cases filed against small businesses in Florida

Florida led nation in FLSA lawsuits in 2009

  • Epstein Becker Green
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2010

Florida led the nation in Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits in 2009