ICE and Local Law Enforcement Are Working Together To Deport Undocumented Immigrants & How To Be Prepared

Yesterday, Wednesday January 17, 2018, seventeen (17) Counties in Florida including: Pinellas, Lee, Manatee, Bay, Walton, Hernando, Brevard, Polk, Indian River, Charlotte, Monroe, Sarasota, Columbia, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Hillsborough and Pasco enrolled in a partnership creating a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA), which allows the local law enforcement to hold an arrestee (undocumented person) in a…


Salvadoran’s Know Your Rights Rights as TPS is Ending!

On Monday January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration announced that it will end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador, who have been allowed to live in the United States for nearly two decades. TPS is a program that was signed into law by President, George H. Bush in 1990, and…


Judge Halts Travel Ban Hours Before Going Into Effect

By: Daniela Carrion Just hours before Trump’s new executive order banning six Muslim countries was to go in effect, U.S. District Judge, Derrik K.Watson issued a preliminary decision which prevents the revised executive order from going into effect, at least for now. Judge Watson issued a decision similar to that issued regarding a request from…


Gender Identity and The Legal Right to a Restroom

EEOC: EMPLOYERS, YOUR EMPLOYEES HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT OF ACCESS TO A RESTROOM THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a Fact Sheet which unequivocally states that an employer is guilty of unlawful gender discrimination if they restrict the employee’s access to a restroom that is not consistent…


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…


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…