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Intrastate passenger trips can trigger FLSA's motor carrier exemption, rules Eleventh Circuit
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

Drivers who transport passengers from airports to locations within the same state can be subject to the FLSA’s motor carrier exemption, according to a recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Abel v. Southern Shuttle Services, Inc., Case No. 10-10659 (11th Cir., September 21, 2010


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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