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USDOL Evaluates Changes to Overtime Regulations

USDOL Evaluates Changes to Overtime Regulations

In March of this year, President Obama instructed the USDOL Secretary to “modernize” the overtime regulations:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/13/presidential-memorandum-updating-and-modernizing-overtime-regulations.  In particular, the President noted that the traditional white collar exemptions “have not kept up with our modern economy.”  As a result, the President asked that the regulations be revisited. Since that time, the USDOL has been working on […]

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Radey Lawyers Speak at HR Conference

Radey Lawyers Speak at HR Conference

Christopher B. Lunny and Angela D. Miles will speak at the 2014 HR Florida Conference & Expo, held October 6-8, at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Lunny will present “Potential Pitfalls in Compensation Practices” on Monday, October 6 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. During the presentation, Mr. Lunny will discuss traditional […]

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EEOC Ordered To Pay $4 Million In Attorney’s Fees

EEOC Ordered To Pay $4 Million In Attorney’s Fees

Earlier this month, a federal judge in Iowa ordered the EEOC to pay over $4 million dollars of an employer’s attorney’s fees for its succesful defense of a class action sexual harassment suit brought by the EEOC.  The case, which was originally commenced in 2007, has been the subject of much commentary as it has unfolded.  […]

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It’s Just Lunch Settles With EEOC for $900,000

It’s Just Lunch Settles With EEOC for $900,000

On July 22, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it had settled a federal court claim against It’s Just Lunch (IJL), a company based in Hallandale Beach, Florida.  In its lawsuit, the EEOC alleged that IJL engaged in sex-based hiring practices by refusing to hire men into the position of dating directors.  The EEOC alleged […]

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A Smartphone App To Show Enforcement History of Establishments?

A Smartphone App To Show Enforcement History of Establishments?

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) is seeking assistance in preparing a smartphone application which would “transform the way the public is able to use department enforcement data.”  A USDOL spokesman indicated that the app would be used to allow consumers the opportunity to see if the establishment they wish to frequent has been in […]

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EEOC Launches Test Case on Religious Discrimination

EEOC Launches Test Case on Religious Discrimination

Most employers are aware that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of “religion.”  Courts have broadly construed the term “religion” to mean most sincerely held beliefs, including atheism.  The law is clear that employers are to not discriminate on the basis […]

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Employers Look For Ways to Cut Rising Health Care Costs

Employers Look For Ways to Cut Rising Health Care Costs

It is no secret that Florida employers, in particular, will be confronted with increased cost to sponsor health insurance for their employees.  Although the Affordable Care Act mandated coverage has been delayed, employers that already provide coverage are watching the numbers rise.  For several years now, some Florida municipalities have confronted the problem by excluding tobacco […]

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Florida Minimum Wage Set for 4.9% Increase

Florida Minimum Wage Set for 4.9% Increase

Over the weekend, the State of Florida announced that the minimum wage would increase from $7.31 per hour in 2011 to $7.67 per hour starting January 1, 2012.  The minimum wage for tipped employees will also increase from $4.29 per hour to $4.65.  The increase is based upon a rising Consumer Price Index and Florida’s […]

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NLRB Delays Posting Requirement Until Jan 31, 2012

NLRB Delays Posting Requirement Until Jan 31, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has postponed the implementation of its new posting rule regarding employee rights information.  In a press release issued Wednesday, October 5, 2011, the NLRB announced that the new employee rights posting requirement would not be effective until January 31, 2012.  The press release can be found here:  https://www.nlrb.gov/news/posting-employee-rights-notice-now-required-jan-31-board-postpones-deadline-allow-further-educa According to […]

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EEOC Sues Bass Pro and Issues Press Release

EEOC Sues Bass Pro and Issues Press Release

The front page of the EEOC’s website may look a little different to viewers today as the government’s site contains a dedicated space to recruit claimants for a lawsuit filed by the EEOC against Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC (“Bass Pro”) in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division […]

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