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Eleventh Circuit weighs in on Florida non-compete law
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 12 2009

Florida law, specifically section 542.335, Florida statutes, generally authorizes courts to enforce non-compete and other post-employment restrictive covenants, provided the agreements are in writing and signed by the employees against whom enforcement is sought, are reasonable in time, area, and line of business, and are supported by one or more legitimate business interests supporting the restrictive covenants


Eleventh Circuit rules for employees on FLSA enterprise coverage
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

In an important decision that will affect countless numbers of small businesses in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected the arguments of several employers that they were not subject to "enterprise coverage" under the Fair Labor Standards Act


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


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?


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


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


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