5 Exemptions You Need to Know About FLSA

5 FLSA Exemptions You Need to Know About

Last May, the Department of Labor issued a Final Rule which made significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, including changes which would result in overtime pay for many employees who were not previously eligible for overtime pay. The changes were supposed to go into effect December 1, 2016. The Department of Labor gave […]

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgendered? That is the debate going on in Chicago right now. Several Seventh Circuit judges spoke out about the possibility that they could be ready to make their court the first in the nation to ban sexual orientation bias. […]

8 Things You Need to Know About the EEOC's New Discrimination Guidance

8 Things You Need to Know About the EEOC’s New Discrimination Guidance

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated a 14-year-old section in its discrimination guidance. Guidance relative to protections on the basis of  “nation of origin” were significantly revised and some of the provisions within this protected class may affect you and the conduct of your employer. Here’s what you need to know: […]

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Most of us want to do the right thing. Sometimes it works in our favor. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you “did the right thing” by reporting employment discrimination and now your employer is retaliating against you for your actions, you’re in a difficult spot. Most people need their jobs and the threat of losing them […]

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

Sadly, employment discrimination is all too common. In our years of experience, we have seen plenty of hardworking people get mistreated by employers they trusted. If that is happening to you, it’s important to know what you need to prove your case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Courts won’t just take your […]

Disability Discrimination: More Common Than You Think

It is hard to believe in this age that people would discriminate against people with disabilities, but it happens more often than you’d expect. Like so many forms of discrimination, it’s not the name calling and firing that are the norm. It’s the more subtle ways that people are discriminated against in the workplace that […]

5 Common Misconceptions About Religious Discrimination in Employment

5 Common Misconceptions About Religious Discrimination in Employment

Most people think religious discrimination is about jokes and off-color remarks but the effects of religious discrimination are much more pronounced than simply dealing with people who don’t understand your religious beliefs. It can cost you your job and can mean resentment amongst your peers if management forces allowances and creates a hostile work environment. […]

Were You A Victim of Age Discrimination?

Were You A Victim of Age Discrimination?

What You Need to Know About Age Discrimination in the Workplace If you think age discrimination is only an issue for people over 65 who work in manual labor, you’re wrong. This form of employment discrimination covers anyone over 40 and it affects white collar and blue collar positions of all levels. Examples are everywhere […]

What Employers Don't Know about Pregnancy & Sex Discrimination Could Hurt You

What Employers Don’t Know about Pregnancy & Sex Discrimination Could Hurt You

People have a tendency to trust their employer and the HR department. After all, they’ve been in business a while, right? But this is not always in your best interest. Employers can misunderstand or misinterpret the law unknowingly. They’re not employment lawyers and may not stay up-to-date with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) rulings, […]

3 Examples of Common Employment Discrimination That Might Surprise You

3 Examples of Common Employment Discrimination that Might Surprise You

Florida is an employment-at-will state. That means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all as the reason is not unlawful However, this doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. There are certain classes that are protected and if you are fired, or not hired/promoted, because of being a member of those […]

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