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Florida Supreme Court Decision in Castellanos Workers’ Compensation Case

Florida Supreme Court Rules Section 440.34, Florida Workers' Compensation Statute is unconstitutional both the Florida and the United States Constitutions.  Attorney’s Fees Section 440.34 of Florida’s workers’ compensation statute is the provision that governs the payment of attorney’s fees in connection with workers’ compensation cases to a claimant’s attorney.  The statutory provision contains a formula

Christina Harris Schwinn Addresses Changes to Minimum Salary Test

In an article published by the Southwest Florida Business Today titled "Is your business prepared for changes to Minimum Salary Test?"  Christina Harris Schwinn discusses the steps to prepare business owners  for these changes. Click here to read the full article.

Could It Be A Game Changer? Joint Employers and the Fair Labor Standards Act©

On January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Administrator, David Weil, issued his first Administrative Interpretation (“AI”) of 2016. The AI addresses the liability for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in joint employment relationships that exist in a variety of workplaces today, defines the difference between the different types

Special Edition: Florida Pending Bill Updates through January 26, 2016

This Special Edition of Legal Updates contains an attachment with information regarding all of the employment law bills that have had action taken on them, been filed or withdrawn through January 26, 2016. You will note that following the bill summary you will find HR Florida’s position on each of the bills.  As in past

Special Edition: Legislative Update Pending Florida Bills Through 1-12-2016

It is that time of year when the Florida Legislature is in session.  This Special Edition of Legal Updates contains an attachment with information regarding all of the employment law bills that have been filed through January 12, 2016.  You will note that following the bill summary you will find HR Florida's position on each

July 2015 Employment Law Newsletter

Employees vs. Independent Contractors - U.S. DOL Reaffirms that the Economic Realities Test is the Appropriate Test to Use in Misclassification Cases... To read the full article click here.