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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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