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.

Fair Housing Bulletin Impacting Community Associations Sale and Lease Approvals

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") recently issued a memorandum titled: "Office of General Counsel Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions." HUD bans use of criminal records as criteria for denying approval of a sale or lease. 

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

Law Firm Founder, Frank A. Pavese, Sr. Honored

June 2 was special day for Frank Pavese, the 91-year-old retired founder of Pavese Law Firm. Lee County Commissioners proclaimed that day “Frank A. Pavese Sr. Day,” to honor the long-time attorney for his contributions to the region. - See more at: June 2 was special day for Frank Pavese, the 91-year-old retired founder