201810.10
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Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any woman because of childbirth, pregnancy, or pregnancy-related medical conditions. According to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers with 15 or more employees are legally obligated to treat pregnant employees the same way they would treat employees with disabilities. This amendment to the Title VII of…

201609.01
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Hurricane Days: Should You Be Paid If Your Employer Closes?

Hurricane Days: Should You Be Paid If Your Employer Closes? For those of us living near the coast, the threat of hurricanes is a common yearly occurrence, and while most employers have contingency plans for maintaining production and service during workplace closures, many won’t address the manner in which employees should be paid in such…

201608.25
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Medicare & Medicaid Fraud: Miami’s $1 Billion Dollar Case

Medicare & Medicaid Fraud: Miami’s $1 Billion Dollar Case By: Daniela Carrion In July 2016, the Department of Justice announced that it is prosecuting perhaps the largest healthcare fraud case in the history of the federal False Claims Act.  The case involves a network of Florida nursing facilities that orchestrated an elaborate scheme to defraud…

201608.16
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GOOGLE “AGE DISCRIMINATION” AND YOU MAY GET GOOGLE INC., AS A SEARCH RESULT!

GOOGLE “AGE DISCRIMINATION” AND YOU MAY GET GOOGLE INC., AS A SEARCH RESULT! A recent lawsuit filed against Google highlights that age discrimination, like all other forms of workplace discrimination, is a serious violation of the law that can potentially lead to significant economic consequences for employers. In Heath v. Google Inc., plaintiffs have  filed…

201608.03
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Undocumented Workers Rights At Their Workplace

The Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, rendered a split decision (4-4) on the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA+), as well as the Deferred Action for Parent Accountability (DAPA). DACA+ would have expanded the population eligible for the DACA program to people of any current age who entered the United…

201605.18
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New Overtime Rule To Extend To Million Of Additional Workers

Beginning December 1st, If You Make Less Than $47,476 You Will Be Entitled To Overtime Pay! By: Daniela Carrion Today,  President Obama and The United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez announced the final rule updating the overtime regulations under the Federal Labor Standard Act.  The new rule will extend overtime protection to million of…

201603.30
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Gender Bias at the Workplace is Gender Discrimination: Florida’s Female Attorneys Report

 Gender Bias at the Workplace is Gender Discrimination: Florida’s Female Attorneys Report As March is Women’s History Month, the Florida Bar issued a report in which it describes “…Women in the Legal Profession.” The report is the first of its kind and it’s an effort by the Florida Bar in understanding the field for female…