201701.12
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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…

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…

201608.03
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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…

201604.28
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The Family and Medical Leave Act has now extended its coverage to include Married Same-Sex Couples!

The office of Personnel Management issued a final rule revising the definition of “spouse” in its regulations on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), to include legally married same-sex couples.  The announcement states, “The Final Rule amends the regulatory definition of spouse under the FMLA so that eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages will…

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…

201602.18
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Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit

Adidas: We Won’t Fire You If You Come Out. A Campaign To End LGBT Discrimination And Why Other Companies Should Follow Suit Recently Adidas, the second largest sportswear company has added a clause to their contracts with their male and female endorsing athletes that if a sponsored athlete reveals publicly that they are lesbian, gay,…

201602.10
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Should You Be Paid For Snow or Hurricane Days?

Inclement weather can often be frustrating to employees as it hampers one’s  ability to commute to work.. Missing work may affect your next paycheck.  Determining whether you have the ability to work from home, or are entitled to be paid your wages during inclement weather days depends on the applicability of the Fair Labor Standards…