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What Florida's ban on marital status discrimination means (and doesn't mean)
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 7 2010

The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits marital status discrimination in employment


Bystander employee can claim sexual harassment
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

Sexually offensive language need not be targeted at the plaintiff in order to support a claim of sexual harassment, according to a recent decision by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Blizzard v. Appliance Direct, Inc. (Fla. 5th DCA, August 7, 2009


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


Does Dees v. Hydradry leave employers high and dry in FLSA settlements? (Part II)
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 6 2010

When settling employment-related lawsuits, employers want peace as quickly, inexpensively, and painlessly as possible


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


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?


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


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


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